Houston Texans Star - DJ Reader On A Mission To Tackle Kidney Disease
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/20/2017, 6:58 a.m.
Houston, TX, December 16, 2017 – David Vernon Reader Jr. or 'DJ' as he is called among his adoring family, friends and fans, has made quite a name for himself in only his second season in the NFL. As the replacement for five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork, Reader, a starter for every game, has amassed 45 tackles, three for losses, one sack and the season isn't even over yet.
Reader is on a mission to make big plays off the field as well by spreading awareness about kidney disease, a cause near and dear to his heart. His father, David Reader Sr. died of kidney failure at the age of 51 nearly four years ago, the summer before his junior year at Clemson University in 2014. To help shed light on this devastating disease, Reader participated in the leagues "My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, designing his cleats in black, white and orange camouflage prints with the words, "RIP David Reader Sr.” printed near the ankle. DJ Reader is available for interviews and commentary upon request.
For more information on DJ Reader and his foundation, please log on to www.DJReader98.com.