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Chris Carter
OLB #54
Height:
6-1
Weight:
248
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Fontana, California
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 29 16 9 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 PIT 13 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 8 8 3 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 PIT 8 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (29-4/0-0): Chris Carter was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List with an abdominal injury on November 15, 2012…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List with a hamstring injury on January 4, 2012…originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

PRO (29-4/0-0): Chris Carter was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List with an abdominal injury on November 15, 2012…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List with a hamstring injury on January 4, 2012…originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2013 (13-1): Saw action in 13 games with one start…started at ROLB for Jarvis Jones (Illness) 12/22 at Green Bay…inactive for three games (10/13 at N.Y. Jets, 10/27 at Oakland and 11/10 vs. Buffalo)…recovered his first career fumble…had a career-high five special teams tackles (two, 9/22 vs. Chicago, and one, 9/8 vs. Tennessee, 10/20 vs. Baltimore and 12/8 vs. Miami).

  • 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Recovered his first career fumble that was forced by DE Brett Keisel.

2012 (8-3): Chris Carter appeared in eight games and made three starts before being placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List with an abdominal injury on November 15, 2012…made the first start of his career at ROLB in place of injured LB James Harrison in the season opener at Denver…finished the season with six tackles…also registered three special teams tackles...9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Tallied one special teams stop…9/23 at Oakland: Recorded a career-high four tackles...10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Saw increased action at LB in place of injured LB LaMarr Woodley…10/11 at Tennessee: Had one special teams stop…left the game in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury and did not return…10/21 at Cincinnati: Inactive due to a hamstring injury…10/28 vs. Washington: Saw action at linebacker and on special teams after missing the previous contest due to a hamstring injury…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Saw action on special teams…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Tallied one special teams tackle.

2011 (8-0/0-0): Saw action in eight games on special teams and at linebacker…had one tackle and had one special teams tackle…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List with a hamstring injury on January 4, 2012…9/11 at Baltimore: Was inactive due to a hamstring injury…9/25 at Indianapolis: Saw action on special teams in his first career game…10/2 at Houston: Was inactive due to a hamstring injury…10/23 at Arizona: Saw action at LB and on special teams…recorded his first career special teams tackle…10/30 vs. New England: Saw action at LB and on special teams…recorded his first career tackle and QB pressure…11/27 at Kansas City: Saw action on special teams…left the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return…was inactive over the next five games with a hamstring injury. Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on January 4, 2012 due to a hamstring injury.

COLLEGE: Chris Carter started 38-of-49 games (32 at defensive end, six at outside linebacker), including his last 26 at defensive end...recorded 205 tackles (116 solo) with 19.5 sacks (115 yards) and 38 tackles for loss (175 yards)...caused seven fumbles and recovered two...deflected one pass...tied for seventh in Fresno State history with 19.5 sacks...tied for seventh on the school’s season record chart with 11 sacks in 2010...ranks fifth on the school’s season records list with 16.5 tackles for loss in 2010...majored in philosophy/pre-law. 2010: Started all 13 games at DE...All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection...named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches...recipient of Fresno State’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Lineman (Defense) awards...ranked seventh on the team with 55 tackles (32 solo), including 11 sacks (63 yards) and 16.5 tackles for loss (93 yards)...led the WAC and tied for ninth in the country in sacks per game (0.85)...tied for second in the conference and 24th in the nation in tackles for loss per game (1.27)...led a unit that finished ninth in the country in sacks per game (2.85)...caused four fumbles, tying for 15th in the nation in that category...tied for seventh on the school’s season-record chart with 11 sacks in 2010. 2009: Started all 13 games at DE...All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection... recipient of Fresno State’s Most Valuable Lineman Award (Defense)...ranked fifth on the team with 47 tackles (34 solo) with five sacks (36 yards) and 13 tackles for loss (51 yards)...placed fourth in the conference in tackles for loss...tied for fifth in the WAC in sacks...caused two fumbles and recovered one...deflected one pass. 2008: Started 12-of-13 games...an All-Western Athletic Conference second-team selection at linebacker...began the season at outside linebacker before moving to the defensive line...ranked second on the team with 88 tackles (38 solo) with 3.5 sacks (16 yards) and 6.5 tackles for loss (25 yards)...tied for 10th in the conference in tackles and 16th in sacks. 2007: Played in 10 games as a true freshman at defensive end...recorded 15 tackles (12 solo) with two tackles for loss (six yards)...caused one fumble and recovered one...made his collegiate debut with a three-yard tackle for loss vs. Sacramento State.

PERSONAL: In 2012, Chris Carter and teammate Jonathan Dwyer co-hosted a mentoring dinner for a group of student-athletes from Perry High School in Pittsburgh…attended Henry J. Kaiser High School (Fontana, Calif.)...inducted into the San Bernardino Hall of Fame...nominated for Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year...all-state third-team selection...All-CIF, All-County and All-Area choice...named Defensive Most Valuable Player of his league...led Kaiser to a 10-3 overall record while registering 106 tackles with 21 sacks as a senior...collected 89 tackles with 13 sacks and a blocked punt while helping Kaiser to a 10-3 overall record as a junior...rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com...earned Academic All-State honors in high school...son of are LeGenia and David Carter...has one brother, David, who plays for the Arizona Cardinals, and one sister, Sadia...brother, David Carter, played defensive tackle for the UCLA Bruins (2006-2010) and currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals...Full name: Chris Darnell Carter.

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