All-America Lineman Caraun Reid Accepts Invitation To 2014 Senior Bowl
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Senior defensive lineman Caraun Reid, a 2012 All-America and a member of the 2013 Buck Buchanan Watch List, will become only the second Princeton football player to play in the Senior Bowl when he competes in the 65th edition of the premier senior showcase event.
Reid, who helped lead the 2013 Princeton football team to at least a share of the Ivy League championship, was invited to compete in the 2014 Senior Bowl, held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The game, along with several practices during the week, will be broadcast live on The NFL Network.
"I am thrilled for Caraun, and I believe he truly deserves this honor," head coach Bob Surace said. "His statistics don't reflect the impact he has had on our defense this season, but he has been a destructive force who has seen double and triple teams all year. His leadership has been invaluable as well. He is the ultimate presence both on the field and in the locker room."
Reid has more than 160 career tackles, as well as 17.5 sacks and 37 tackles for loss, and he is among the Princeton leaders this season in tackles for loss (7.0), quarterback hurries (5) and sacks (3). A two-time honoree on the All-Ivy League first team, Reid was named to The Sports Network All-America team last year.
"In my 30 years of coaching at Princeton, he is one of the two most dominant defensive linemen I have seen; the other, Mike Catapano, is in the NFL right now," defensive line coach and co-coordinator Steve Verbit said. "What makes Caraun so special is the impact he has in both the run game and as a pass rusher. He is such a special player and person, and I'm really excited to see how he fares against the best seniors in college football."
Reid is Princeton's first representative in the Senior Bowl since 1951, when offensive tackle Holland Donan played in the game.
Reid will conclude his Princeton career this weekend when he leads the Tigers to Hanover, N.H., for a 1:30 pm showdown with the Dartmouth Big Green. A Princeton victory would clinch the program's first outright Ivy League title since 1995 and its first 7-0 Ivy season since 1964.