The Cincinnati Bengals are back in the Super Bowl, and a big part of that has been the play of defensive force D.J. Reader.
Here's everything fans need to know about Reader ahead of Super Bowl 56.
D.J. Reader Stats
Reader started and played in 15 games for the Bengals this season, racking up 43 combined tackles (22 solo), 2.0 sacks and seven quarterback hits. In three playoff games so far, he's recorded 11 tackles (6 solo), two tackles for loss and one QB hit.
D.J. Reader Bengals History
This is Reader's second season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He previously spent four seasons with the Houston Texans, who drafted him 166th overall at the 2016 NFL Draft.
Reader has 23 total games (20 regular season, three playoff games) over two seasons with the Bengals.
D.J. Reader Contract & Career Earnings
Reader is in the second year of a four-year, $53 million contract with the Bengals. He made $4.3 million this season and is set to make $9.05 million next year.
Reader has amassed $31.8 million in career earnings.
D.J. Reader Draft & College
D.J. Reader was selected by the Houston Texans with the 166th overall of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Reader played college football for four seasons with the Clemson Tigers, recording 72 total tackles (34 solo), 4.0 sacks and nine tackles for loss.
D.J. Reader Age and Birthday
Reader is 27 years old and was born on July 1, 1994.
D.J. Reader Wife and Kids
D.J. Reader is not currently in any known relationships, but has one son, born in November 2019.
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