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29 Jul 16

For the second straight year some are saying Clemson’s defense will take a step back because of the losses to the NFL and other attrition. In this series we will look at the players that have departed and how (…)

01 May 16

His path to the NFL Draft might be over, but D.J. Reader’s career as an NFL player has just begun. The former Clemson nose tackle was selected No. 166 overall by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of (…)

30 Apr 16

Clemson defensive tackle D.J. Reader was selected by the Houston Texans at No. 166 overall in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday. He was the last pick by the Texans for the draft. Reader is (…)

31 Jan 16

Defensive tackle D.J. Reader comes from a family of athletes. While his mother played softball at North Carolina A&T and his uncle played football at Tennessee, Reader lettered in both football and (…)

02 Jan 16

D.J. Reader had to help himself before he could help his team. The senior defensive tackle from Greensboro, N.C. wrestled with the decision through much of the summer: Continue playing football and (…)

25 Nov 15

When he first came to Clemson in 2012, D.J. Reader knew South Carolina was Clemson’s rival, but he did not truly understand what it meant to the people of South Carolina. Reader grew up in Greensboro, N.C., (…)

22 Nov 15

After defeating Wake Forest 33-13 to improve to 11-0 for the season, top-ranked Clemson has one more regular season game to play, archrival South Carolina. The Gamecocks, coming off of a loss to The Citadel, (…)

01 Nov 15

Just a week after returning to the Tigers D.J. Reader returned to North Carolina where he helped Clemson defeat NC State 56-41.  Reader said “it felt good to be home” following the win as he played in front (…)