Karon Riley

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Karon Riley
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Personal information
Born: (1978-08-23) August 23, 1978 (age 40)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Martin Luther King High School
College:Southern Methodist/Minnesota
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:25
Games started:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Career CFL statistics
Games played:2
Career Arena statistics
Forced fumbles:6
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Karon Joseph Riley (born August 23, 1978) is an American former gridiron football defensive lineman who most recently played for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (2007-08).

High school career[edit]

At Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan, Riley starred in football, basketball, and track&field; as a senior, in football, he was an All-City choice, an All-Metro choice, and an All-State choice.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Karon Riley entered the National Football League by being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round (103rd overall pick) of the 2001 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota,[2] he played with the Bears in 2001 and the Atlanta Falcons (2003-2004).

In 2005, he played two games in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts.[3]

On January 30, 2006, Riley signed with the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent but was released on August 28, 2006[4]

Karon Riley played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Las Vegas/Cleveland Gladiators (2007–2008) as an offensive lineman/defensive lineman.[5] On August 8, 2008 Riley was removed from the Gladiators roster and reassigned to the Arena Football 1 League office.[6]


Karon is married to actress Terri J. Vaughn and on April 24, 2008 Vaughn welcomed their first child, a boy named Kal'El Joseph Riley.[7]


  1. ^ "Karon Riley". Arena Fan Arena Football League. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "Karon Riley". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Toronto Argonauts All-Time Roster" (PDF). Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 6, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Team Transactions". Washington Redskins. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Karon Riley". arenafan.com. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Gladiators Transaction 08-2008". Cleveland Gladiators. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  7. ^ Terri J. Vaughn at premiere, expecting second child : Celebrity Baby Blog