Don Carey (cornerback)

Don Carey
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Carey in 2014.
No. 26 Detroit Lions
Personal information
Date of birth:(1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth:Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Norfolk (VA) Washington
College:Norfolk State
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177
Career history
  • Cleveland Browns (2009)*
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-2010)
  • Detroit Lions (2011−present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Special Teams Solo Tackle Leader (2015)
  • 2ח Second-team All-MEAC (2007, 2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Pass deflections:8
Forced Fumbles:1
Fumble Recoveries:2
Player stats at


Don Juan Carey III (given birth to Feb 14, 1987) can be an American soccer basic safety for the Detroit Lions from the Country wide Football Group. He was drafted with the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round of this year’s 2009 NFL Draft. He performed college soccer at Norfolk Condition. He in addition has been an associate from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years

Ahead of attending Norfolk Condition, Carey visited Booker T. Washington SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Norfolk, Virginia.Don's younger sibling Donte has defensive back again for Grand Valley Condition, a Department II college in Allendale, MI

Professional career

After beginning for four seasons at Norfolk Condition, Carey was considered a "draftable" cornerback prospect before the 2009 NFL Draft.

Cleveland Browns

Carey was drafted from the Cleveland Browns in the sixth circular, 177th general, in this year's 2009 NFL Draft. He was waived/hurt from the Browns on August 6, 2009 because of a make injury.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Carey was claimed off waivers with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 7, 2009. He was positioned on harmed reserve on Sept 1.Carey was waived with the Jaguars before the start of 2011 season.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions signed Carey on Oct 25, 2011. He premiered on August 20, 2012, and was re-signed on November 1, 2012 after CB Expenses Bentley was positioned on IR. He noticed actions in nine video games (six begins), providing an instantaneous impact on protection and special groups, totaling 12 unique groups tackles (10 single) to go with his 27 tackles (19 single) on protection.In 2013, Carey was a flexible option at nickel and a way to obtain stability towards the Lions supplementary and unique teams coverage unit. Totaled 19 tackles (16 single), two move defenses and completed second within the group in special groups tackles with 11 (eight single). He previously a breakout efficiency at Pittsburgh on November 17th where he began at linebacker and got a career-high nine tackles.In 2014, Carey overlooked only three video games because of a hamstring injury, and started three of his 13 video games. Finished the growing season with seven tackles (six single), one fumble recovery and five unique groups tackles. On January 10, 2014, Carey authorized a three-year agreement extension using the Lions.In 2015, Carey led the NFL in single unique teams tackles with 14, and linked for second altogether particular teams tackles with 16. He documented a special groups deal with in 11 from the 16 video games during the period.Carey signed a one-year agreement extension using the Lions through 2017 on November 16, 2016.