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Andre Carter

Date of birth : 1979-05-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Denver, Colorado
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-21

Andre Carter brings aggressive play to the Redskins’ defense as a pass rusher. He is an exceptional athlete and provides the Redskins with speed on the edge and play-making ability. In his fourth season in Washington last year, Carter posted 91 tackles and tied with Brian Orakpo for the team lead in sacks with 11. Carter spent his first five NFL seasons (2001-05) playing both defensive end and linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers. While a student-athlete at California in 1999-2000, Carter spent his summers at Redskins Park, helping his father Rubin, who was a defensive line coach for the Redskins.

Highlights
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* Has played in 133 career games with 128 starts.
* Has played in 79 consecutive regular season games.
* Career totals include 493 tackles (341 solo), 63.5 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
* Led the Redskins in sacks in each of his four seasons in Washington (six in 2006, 10.5 in 2007, four in 2008, and tied with 11 (Brian Orakpo) in 2009).
* Led Redskins defensive linemen in tackles his last four seasons (72 in 2006, 67 in 2007, 51 in 2008 and 62 in 2009).
* Tied for first on the Redskins with 11 sacks (linebacker/defensive end Brian Orakpo) in 2009, the second-best total of his nine-year career (12.5 sacks with the San Francisco 49ers in 2002).
* Finished with a career-high 91 tackles in 2009.
* Currently sixth in club history with 31.5 sacks (has totaled 63.5 career sacks) in five seasons with Washington.
* Was a key member of a defense that finished in the top 10 in over defense in each of the last three seasons (eighth in 2007; fourth in 2008 and 10th in 2009).
* Spent first five professional seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (2001-05) and ranks 10th on the 49ers’ all-time career sacks list (32).

2009 Season (WAS)
* Played and started in all 16 regular season games.
* Tied with Brian Orakpo for the team lead in sacks (11), marking the second-best total of his nine-year career (12.5 sacks with the San Francisco 49ers in 2002).
* Finished tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (11) with Orakpo.
* Finished fifth on the team with a career-high 91 tackles.
* Ranked fourth among all NFL defensive lineman in tackles with 62 (according to STATS PASS), third in tackles for loss (12) and sixth in forced fumbles (3).
* Registered seven sacks in a five-week span (Week 5 – Week 9).
* Along with Orakpo, became the first Redskins duo to both post double-digit sack totals in the same season since 2000 (Marco Coleman -12, Bruce Smith -10).
* Combined with Orakpo to form the second best sack tandem in the NFL with 22 sacks. Marked the first time the Redskins had two players with at least 11 sacks in the same season since Charles Mann (15) and Dexter Manley (14.5) in 1985.
* At Oakland (12/13), Carter and Orakpo became only the second duo in Redskins history to combine for six sacks in the same game, joining Phillip Daniels and Marcus Washington, who accomplished the feat on Dec. 18, 2005.

2008 Season (WAS):
* Played in 16 regular season games, with 14 starts
* Posted a team-high four sacks
* Recorded 50 tackles (28 solo), including three tackles for a loss
* Led all defensive linemen in tackles for the third consecutive year
* Compiled six tackles, including a stop on RB Brian Westbrook on a key 3rd-and-1 play, against Philadelphia (10/5)
* Posted five tackles and a sack vs. Cleveland (10/19)
* Logged two tackles and a sack playing at San Francisco (12/28), his former team

2007 Season (WAS):
* Started in 16 regular season games and one postseason contest at Seattle (1/5)
* Led the team in sacks with 10.5
* Became the first player to record 10 or more sacks (10.5 sacks) in a single season since LB LaVar Arrington had 11.0 sacks in 2002
* Had a pair of multi-sack performances against Detroit (10/7) and the New York Giants (12/16); marked his first multi-sack games since the 2002 season (vs. Washington, 9/22)
* Sacked Lions’ QB Jon Kitna in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter against Detroit (10/7)
* Led all defensive linemen in tackles for the second consecutive year with 67 (48 solo)
* Named to Rick Gosselin’s Dallas Morning Star All-Pro Team as a Comeback Player of the Year
* Starter on a defensive line that helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (91.3 avg.)

2006 Season (WAS):
* Played in 16 regular season games with 14 starts
* Posted a team-high six sacks
* Led the defensive linemen with a career-high 72 tackles (53 solo)
* Recorded a career-high 14 tackles (nine solo), one sack for a nine-yard loss (Michael Vick) during Week 12 vs. Atlanta (12/3)

2005 Season (SF):
* Played in 16 regular season games with 14 starts
* Was used as an outside linebacker in the 49ersÕ 3-4 scheme where he displayed his versatility
* Had 58 tackles and 4.5 sacks

2004 Season (SF):
* Appeared in seven regular season games with six starts
* Missed seven games (Weeks 2-8) with a back injury
* Had 13 tackles and two sacks

2003 Season (SF):
* Played and started in 15 regular season games
* Started 33 straight games before missing his first game since November 25, 2001, because of a lower back injury (against St. Louis, 11/2)
* Totaled 34 tackles and 6.5 sacks

2002 Season (SF):
* Started in all 16 regular season games
* Posted a career-high 12.5 sacks, marking the highest total for a 49ers defensive lineman since 1999
* Equaled career-high with two sacks (17 yards) and one forced fumble vs. Washington (9/22)
* Matched a career-high with two sacks (16 yards) at Arizona (12/21)

2001 Season (SF):
* Made his first career NFL start at right end, recording four tackles (two solo) vs. Atlanta (9/9)
* Recorded first career sack and forced fumble at New York Jets (10/1)
* Had a career-high two sacks at St. Louis (12/9) and then also had two sacks at New Orleans (1/6)
* Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for effort at New Orleans (1/6) and then earned NFC Rookie of the Month honors in December

College
# Started 37-of-43 games in four-year career at California
# Finished with 173 career tackles (113 solo) and a school-record 31 sacks; also finished second on the career list with 55 tackles for loss (279 yards)
# Earned unanimous first-team All-America honors, including Associated Press and The Sporting News and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice as a senior; earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior and second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore
# Holds a degree in American studies

Personal
# Prepped at Oak Grove (San Jose, Calif.) High School and earned first-team USA Today All-America honors as senior
# His father, Rubin, played for the Denver Broncos (1975-86) and also was an assistant coach on the Redskins in 1999-2000
# Plays the piano; started playing at the age of 5
# Resides in Ashburn, Va., with his wife, daughter and son


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