An image from the Jan. 5, 2019 Wildcard game against the Indianapolis Colts.  The Texans lost 7-21.

D.J. Reader

DE/NT

#98

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 25

Weight: 347 lbs

College: Clemson

2018 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    23
  • SCK
    2
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
17 Jaguars W 20 - 3
16 @Eagles L 30 - 32 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Jets W 29 - 22 5 1 4 0 0 0
14 Colts L 21 - 24 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 Browns W 29 - 13 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Titans W 34 - 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Redskins W 23 - 21 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 @Broncos W 19 - 17 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Dolphins W 42 - 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jaguars W 20 - 7
6 Bills W 20 - 13 3 1 2 0 0 0
5 Cowboys W 19 - 16 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 @Colts W 37 - 34 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 Giants L 22 - 27 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 @Titans L 17 - 20 3 1 2 0 0 0
1 @Patriots L 20 - 27 4 4 0 2 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2016 Houston Texans 16 7 21 6 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Houston Texans 14 14 45 21 24 1 0 0
2018 Houston Texans 16 16 26 16 10 2 0 0
TOTAL 46 37 92 43 49 4 0 1 0 0 NaN 0 0 0 0

Biography

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

2018 (Houston 16/16; 1/1):

Finished with 33 total tackles (23 solo, three quarterback hits and set career highs in sacks (2.0), tackles for loss (five) and games started (16) in 2018

Notched a career-high 2.0 sacks, adding four solo stops and three quarterback hits at New England (9/9). Became the first nose tackle to sack Patriots QB Tom Brady twice in a single game since Packers NT B.J. Raji in Week 15 of the 2010 season

Tallied four total tackles (two solo) at Tennessee (9/16)

Recorded two total tackles (one solo) vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23)

Recorded two solo stops at Indianapolis (9/30)

Notched four total tackles (three solo) vs. Dallas (10/7)

Started at defensive end and recorded three total tackles (one solo) and one tackle for loss vs. Buffalo (10/14)

Started at defensive end at Jacksonville (10/21)

Started at defensive end and notched one solo stop vs. Miami (10/25)

Started at nose tackle and tallied one solo tackle at Denver (11/4)

Started at defensive end and recorded two solo stops at Washington (11/18)

Notched one solo tackle vs. Tennessee (11/26)

Tallied one total tackle (one solo) and one quarterback hit vs. Cleveland (12/2)

Recorded one solo tackle vs. Indianapolis (12/9)

Tallied six total tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss at the N.Y. Jets (12/15)

Started at nose tackle and recorded two total tackles (one solo) at Philadelphia (12/23)

Started at nose tackle vs. Jacksonville (12/30) and limited the Jaguars to a season-low 30 yards rushing

Recorded six total tackles (three solo) in the Wild Card Round vs. Indianapolis (1/5)

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