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D.J. Reader
NT #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
335
Age:
23
College:
Clemson
Experience:
2

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 27th pick in the fifth round (166th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 27th pick in the fifth round (166th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 (Houston 16/7, 2/2):
Owns the fifth-most starts by a rookie defensive lineman in franchise history and most since DE J.J. Watt (16) in 2011
Made his NFL debut and recorded a tackle in the season opener vs. Chicago (9/11)
Tallied two tackles (one solo) at New England (9/22) in Week 3
Saw his most significant time on defense and made one tackle vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Registered one tackle at Minnesota (10/9)
Matched a season high with two tackles (one solo) vs. Indianapolis (10/16) in Week 6
Made his first career start and notched his first career tackle for loss vs. Detroit (10/30) in Week 8
Started a second consecutive game and logged his first career sack when he brought down Jaguars QB Blake Bortles for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter at Jacksonville (11/13) in Week 10
Started at defensive end and notched one tackle vs. San Diego (11/27) in Week 12
Made one tackle and added a quarterback hit at Green Bay (12/4) in Week 13
Tallied two tackles for the fourth time on the season at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Logged two tackles in his fifth start of the season vs. Jacksonville (12/18) in Week 15
Made two tackles for a third consecutive game vs. Cincinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Recorded the first pass defensed of his career and added two tackles (one solo) at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
Became the third rookie in franchise history to record a sack in the postseason, joining OLB Brooks Reed and DE J.J. Watt, when he brought down Raiders QB Connor Cook for a 6-yard loss in the first quarter vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Notched two tackles at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divi

CAREER AT CLEMSON:
Longtime backup at defensive tackle who found his way into the starting lineup as a senior
Finished career with 145 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five sacks and 24 quarterback pressures in 1,087 snaps over 46 games (10 starts) in his career
Became the second Tiger to letter on top-25 football and baseball teams in one academic year (2012-13) since 1994-95 (Kyle Parker (2009-10) is the other)
Played in the 2016 Senior Bowl

2015:
Permanent team co-captain
Finished season with 35 tackles and three quarterback pressures in 259 snaps over nine games (six starts)
Returned to action after a personal leave of absence at Miami, and did so in fine fashion
Logged 17 snaps, and had seven tackles
Played 28 snaps and graded 84 percent in win over NC State
Had five tackles and earned first start of the season against Florida State
Posted four tackles against North Carolina
Had great game against Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl, where he contributed 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack against the Sooners
Posted four tackles in National Championship Game vs. Alabama, earning a share of defensive playerof-the-game honors from coaches along with Kevin Dodd

2014:
Had 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 10 quarterback pressures in 250 snaps over 12 games (one start)
Had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 23 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30
Had five tackles in 22 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20
Had three tackles and two quarterback pressures in 23 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25; also played one snap on offense
Had three tackles, 0.5 sacks and tied for the team-high with three quarterback pressures in 25 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6; also played one snap on offense
Had three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 22 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29
Had two quarterback pressures in 21 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29

2013:
Had 43 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and eight quarterback pressures in 342 snaps over 13 games (three starts)
Played four snaps on offense
Had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 33 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7
Had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 26 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28; also played one snap on offense
Had four tackles and his first career sack in 29 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5; also played one snap on offense
Had one tackle and two quarterback pressures in 28 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12; also played one snap on offense
Had two tackles and one sack in 37 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19
Had five tackles in 32 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26; it was his first career start

2012:
Had 40 tackles, three quarterback pressures and one pass breakup in 236 snaps over 13 games Averaged one tackle every 5.9 snaps, one of the best figures on the team
Had two tackles in six snaps against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career game

PERSONAL:
SuperPrep All-American
Had 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior
Starting center on the basketball squad
Standout baseball player (righthander and DH) who has been clocked in the 90s
All-conference in baseball as a sophomore, junior and senior
All-region in baseball as a junior and senior
Team MVP in baseball as a junior and senior
Batted .529 as junior
Lettered four times in football, four times in baseball and four times in basketball
Coached by Damon Coiro at Grimsley High School
Recruited by Robbie Caldwell
His mother, Felicia, played softball at North Carolina A&T from 1985-88
His uncle, Glenn Ford, played football at Tennessee from 1978-80
Graduated with a degree in communication studies in December 2015
Born July 1, 1994

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