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Tony Carter
CB #32
Height:
5-9
Weight:
175
Age:
28
College:
Florida State
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 44 39 5 0.0 0 19 3 55 -- 40 1 0 3
2013 DEN 12 2 13 12 1 0.0 -- 6 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2012 DEN 15 0 27 23 4 0.0 0 12 2 55 27.5 40 1 0 2
2011 DEN 3 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 DEN 2 1 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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CARTER AT A GLANCE
• A fifth-year cornerback who played 34 career regular-season games (3 starts) in addition to four playoff contests with Denver (2009, ‘11-13) and New England (2010) and totaled 37 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions (55 yds.), 21 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in his first five seasons.
• Allowed the fewest completions (27) among players with at least 60 defensive targets during the 2012 season as one of just three NFL players with a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception for a touchdown.
• Became the 14th player in team history to recover a fumble and intercept a pass in the same game at San Diego (10/15/12).
• Saw action in three regular-season contests and both playoff games for Denver in 2011 after spending a portion of the year on the team’s practice squad.
• Spent the first 13 games of the 2010 season on New England’s practice squad before being promoted to the Patriots’ active roster for the final three weeks.
• Competed on Denver’s practice squad for the first 14 weeks of his rookie year in 2009 before spending the final three weeks of the season on its active roster, playing in two games (1 start).
• Started 33 consecutive games to finish his career at Florida State University, where he opened all 50 games played for his collegiate career.
• Received second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a 13-game starter for the Seminoles as a senior.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Nov. 30, 2011.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on April 27, 2009.

CARTER AT A GLANCE
• A fifth-year cornerback who played 34 career regular-season games (3 starts) in addition to four playoff contests with Denver (2009, ‘11-13) and New England (2010) and totaled 37 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions (55 yds.), 21 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in his first five seasons.
• Allowed the fewest completions (27) among players with at least 60 defensive targets during the 2012 season as one of just three NFL players with a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception for a touchdown.
• Became the 14th player in team history to recover a fumble and intercept a pass in the same game at San Diego (10/15/12).
• Saw action in three regular-season contests and both playoff games for Denver in 2011 after spending a portion of the year on the team’s practice squad.
• Spent the first 13 games of the 2010 season on New England’s practice squad before being promoted to the Patriots’ active roster for the final three weeks.
• Competed on Denver’s practice squad for the first 14 weeks of his rookie year in 2009 before spending the final three weeks of the season on its active roster, playing in two games (1 start).
• Started 33 consecutive games to finish his career at Florida State University, where he opened all 50 games played for his collegiate career.
• Received second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a 13-game starter for the Seminoles as a senior.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Nov. 30, 2011.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on April 27, 2009.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 4/27/09; Waived by Denver 9/5/09; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/6/09; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/19/09; Waived/injured by Denver 8/23/10; Signed by New England (practice squad) 9/7/10; Signed by New England (active roster) 12/18/10; Waived by New England 7/29/11; Signed by Minnesota 8/11/11; Waived by Minnesota 9/3/11; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 11/30/11; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/13/11.

Carter's Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 6 at Oakland, 12/6/12 (4 vs. New England, 1/19/14). Interceptions — 1, three times, last at N.Y. Giants, 9/15/13 (none). Interception return yards — 40 at Carolina, 11/11/12 (none). Passes Defensed — 4, twice, last at N.Y. Giants, 9/5/13 (2 vs. New England, 1/19/14). Fumble recoveries — 1, twice, last at San Diego, 10/15/12 (none). Fumble return yards — 65 at San Diego, 10/15/12 (none).

2013: Carter played 12 regular-season games (2 starts) for the Broncos in 2013... Made his second career start and set a career high with four pass breakups that tied for the sixth-most in team history in a single game vs. Bal. (9/5)... Intercepted a pass and matched his career high with four pass breakups and one tackle for loss in Denver’s Week 2 win at NYG (9/15)... Started in Week 3 vs. Oak. (9/23), but left the game with an ankle injury... Made a special-teams stop at N.E. (11/24)... Made a special-teams tackle vs. S.D. (12/12)... Played two postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVIII... Set a career postseason high with four tackles and two pass breakups in the AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/19).

2012: Carter set career highs in every category, finishing with 24 tackles, two interceptions, 12 pass breakups, one fumble recovery and two defensive touchdowns (one fumble return, one interception return) in 15 regular-season games... Totaled the most pass breakups (12) in the NFL by a non-starter and tied for third among undrafted players... Represented one of three players to return both an interception and fumble for a touchdown... Allowed the fewest completions (27) among NFL players targeted at least 60 times... Recorded the sixth-longest fumble return for a touchdown in team history (65 yds.) and became the 14th player in Broncos history to recover a fumble and intercept a pass in the same game at S.D. (10/15)... Intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s pass and returned it 40 yards for his second touchdown of the season at Car. (11/11)... Made a special-teams stop in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12).

2011: Carter played in Denver’s final three regular-season games and both playoff contests after spending two weeks on the club’s practice squad... Signed to the practice squad on Nov. 30... Contributed a special-teams tackle in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game at N.E. (1/14).

2010: Carter was signed to New England’s practice squad on Sept. 7 after being waived/injured by Denver on Aug. 23... Spent the first 13 games of the season on the Patriots’ practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on Dec. 18... Played two games and contributed one solo tackle on the year.

2009: Carter, who entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent on April 27, played two games (1 start) for the club as a rookie, registering one solo tackle, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery... Added two stops on special teams... Joined defensive lineman Chris Baker and punter Britton Colquitt as one of three college free agents to play for Denver as a rookie in 2009... Spent the first 14 weeks of the year on Denver’s practice squad before he was signed to its active roster on Dec. 19... Made his NFL debut vs. Oak. (12/20) and recorded one solo tackle, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one special-teams stop... Started his first career game at Phi. (12/27) and had one special-teams tackle in that contest.

COLLEGE: Carter started all 50 career games he played at Florida State University and totaled 139 tackles (104 solo), nine interceptions (173 yds.) and 26 pass breakups... Returned three interceptions and one fumble for touchdowns... Added nine career punt returns for 132 yards (14.7 avg.) with one touchdown... Started 33 consecutive games to end his collegiate career... Started all 13 games for FSU as a senior in 2008, earning second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors... Became the first player in Florida State history to return a blocked extra point and a blocked field goal for scores in the same game when he accomplished the feat as a sophomore against Clemson (9/16/06)... Named second-team freshman All-America and freshman All-ACC as a redshirt freshman in 2005, registering a team-high 12 pass breakups while starting all 13 games.

PERSONAL: Carter attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was rated the No. 2 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and also saw time at quarterback and wide receiver... Father, Tony Sr., played basketball at Florida State... Received a bachelor’s degree in social science from Florida State... Tony Carter was born on May 24, 1986, in Jacksonville, Fla.

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