Don Carey (cornerback)
Carey in 2014.
|No. 26 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||February 14, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||Norfolk (VA) Washington|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015|
Don Juan Carey III (born February 14, 1987) is an American football safety for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Norfolk State.
He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Don's younger brother Donte plays Defensive Back for Grand Valley State, a DII School in Allendale, MI
After starting for four seasons at Norfolk State, Carey was considered a "draftable" cornerback prospect prior to the 2009 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the draft. He was waived/injured by the Browns on August 6, 2009 due to a shoulder injury.
Carey was waived by the Jaguars prior to the start of the 2011 season.
The Detroit Lions signed him on October 25, 2011. He was waived/injured on August 20, 2012, and subsequently reverted to the team's injured reserve list on August 22. He was re-signed on November 1, 2012 after CB Bill Bentley was placed on IR.
On January 10, 2014, Carey signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.
In the year 2015, Don Carey was the NFL's unofficial leader in special teams solo tackles, and finished only one assist away from being tied with most total tackles.