D. J. Reader Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Cincinnati Bengals

DJ Reader

DJ Reader Biography

David Vernon “DJ” Reader Jr. is an American football player who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) as a nose tackle.

He played college football at Clemson. He played football and baseball at Clemson University. Reader was a pitcher for Tigers baseball in the 2013 season.

DJ Reader Age

DJ Reader was born on July 1, 1994 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. He is 29 years old.

DJ Reader Height

The reader stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).

DJ Reader Family

DJ was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA by his loving parents. His father, David Sr., died of kidney failure on June 30, 2014.

DJ Reader Wife

He is married to his beautiful wife Felicia. The couple is blessed with one child.

DJ reader salary

DJ earns an average annual salary of $13,250,000.

DJ Reader Net Worth

Reader has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

DJ Reader Career

Selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. DJ started seven games his rookie year with one sack, seven solo tackles and 15 assisted tackles.

In 2017, Reader replaced the retired Vince Wilfork as the Texans' starting nose tackle. He started the first 14 games of the season before being placed on injured reserve on December 19, 2017.

On September 9, 2018, during the 2018 season opener against the New England Patriots, DJ had his first career multi-sack game with 2 on Tom Brady.

In Week 3 of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Chargers, Reader recorded 1.5 sacks on Philip Rivers in a 27–20 victory.

On April 2, 2020, he signed a four-year, $53 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was placed on injured reserve on October 12, 2020, with a quadriplegia.

Named the starting nose tackle for the Bengals in 2021. Reader finished the season with 43 tackles and two sacks. In Reader's second season with the Bengals, the team won three playoff games to reach Super Bowl LVI. Reader recorded a sack in a 23–20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

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