A four-year player with the Arizona Cardinals after becoming a top prospect at Temple, Haason Reddick comes to Carolina after a breakout 2020 season. Read more about the edge rusher below:
A native of New Jersey, Reddick was lightly recruited out of Haddon Heights High School after missing most of his junior and senior years due to injury. But he walked on at Temple, where he played for head coach Matt Rhule, and made himself into All-AAC player by his senior year, setting a new conference record with 22.5 tackles for loss.
Reddick's draft stock continued to rise after a solid performance in the Senior Bowl and he was chosen 13th overall in the first round in 2017.
2020 breakout season
Reddick averaged 2.5 sacks a year over his first three seasons in Arizona (2017-19), creating some doubts about his future. The Cardinals didn't pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal because of that uncertainty. Then 2020 happened.
Reddick broke out in a big way last season. He tied for fourth in the league with 12.5 sacks, ranked second with six forced fumbles and tied for third with 15 tackles for loss. He was the only player in the league to rank in the top five in all three categories.
Since 2017, Reddick is just one of three players (along with Jamal Adams and Kyle Van Noy) with at least 250 tackles and 20.0 sacks.
Records fell in Week 14
Reddick's gaudy 2020 numbers were certainly boosted by one game in particular — Week 14 against the New York Giants. Reddick had 5.0 sacks, six QB hits and forced three fumbles on Daniel Jones.
He won NFC Defensive Player of the Week, as you might imagine. He also became just the second player since 2000 (when forced fumbles were officially recorded) with at least five sacks and three forced fumbles in the same game.
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View photos of Haason Reddick during his four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2017-20.