Overview
Don Juan Carey III is a free agent cornerback. Carey was most recently with the Cleveland Browns, who selected him with the 177th pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Carey played four seasons at Norfolk State, where he was a two-time All-MEAC selection. Carey is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Prep Career
Carey only played two years of varsity football at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. As a senior, he tied for the team lead with eight interceptions. He also scored six touchdowns, five as a receiver and one on a punt return.
Freshman Year
At Norfolk State, Carey became a starter for the final 10 games of the season at free safety. He finished fourth on the team with 62 total tackles. His only interception came in the season finale against Liberty, when he earned MEAC Rookie of the Week honors.
Sophomore Year
Carey played 10 games in 2006 with seven starts at both cornerback and safety. His only interception came against Bethune-Cookman.
Junior Year
As a junior, Carey moved to cornerback full-time, earning second team All-MEAC honors. He tied for fourth in the conference with three interceptions, and his 11 passes defended were behind only two players.
Senior Year
As a senior, Carey tied for the MEAC lead with five interceptions. He finished the season with 42 total tackles, and earned second team All-MEAC honors for the second consecutive year. Carey ended his career with 173 tackles, 34 pass deflections, 10 interceptions, four fumble recoveries, two blocked extra points and two defensive touchdowns, both coming in 2008. After the 2008 season, Carey was chosen to play in the East-West Shrine Game, becoming the first Norfolk State player ever invited to the game.
NFL Career
Carey was selected in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Before the 2009 season, Carey signed a four-year contract with Cleveland. However, he suffered an injury early in training camp and was waived on Aug. 6, 2009. The Jaguars claimed him on waivers one day later, and placed him on injured reserve on Sept. 1, 2009.
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