CARAUN REID ’14 SIGNS WITH DALLAS COWBOYS

  • August 21, 2018

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Twenty-five years separated the historic seasons for Princetonians Jason Garrett ’89 and Caraun Reid ’14. The current separation will be far less great between the two, as Reid signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, where he will play for Garrett, the 2016 NFL Head Coach of the Year.

Reid, a co-captain of the 2013 Ivy League champion Tigers, has dealt with back-to-back injury-plagued seasons. He has spent time with four different franchises during that span, including Detroit, which originally selected Reid in the 2014 NFL Draft. Reid also spent time with Washington and Indianapolis prior to Monday’s signing in Dallas.

He has 36 tackles and three sacks during his career, and he also became the first Princeton football player in 30 years to score a touchdown when he did so on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts. He added another on a 61-yard fumble return during his time with San Diego.

Reid became Princeton’s first two-time first-team All-America honoree in 20 years when he led the 2013 Tigers to the Ivy League championship. A finalist for the Bushnell Cup, Reid earned three straight first-team All-Ivy League honors; he is only the fourth player in Princeton history to earn the honor three times.

Three members of that Ivy championship team are on NFL rosters currently. Seth DeValve ’14, a fourth-round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 NFL Draft, has 43 receptions and three touchdowns over the first two years of his career, but he has missed both of Cleveland’s preseason games with a quad injury. Chad Kanoff ’18, the Bushnell Cup winner who led Princeton to the 2016 Ivy title and then rewrote the Princeton record book during his 2017 Bushnell Cup season, is 8-for-15 for 109 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in an impressive first camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

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