Andre Carter was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2011 … originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (7th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft… Signed by Washington as an unrestricted free agent (3/15/06) … Released by Washington (3/1/11) ... Placed on Injured Reserve with a leg injury (12/20/11).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Has reached double-digit sack totals three times with a career-high 12.5 in 2002 with San Francisco and 10.5 in 2007 and 11.0 in 2009 with Washington.
- Had a career-high 91 total tackles in 2009 with the Redskins.
- Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2011.
2011 (14/14, 0/0)
- Named to his first Pro Bowl.
- Placed on injured reserve with a leg injury on Dec. 20, 2011.
- Made one tackle against the Broncos before leaving the game with an injury.
- Sacked Redskins QB Rex Grossman in the end zone, causing a fumble which Vince Wilfork recovered for his first career touchdown. Tallied seven tackles and three quarterback hits (12/11).
- Made two tackles in a start against the Colts (12/4).
- Made one tackle in a start against the Eagles (11/27).
- Stopped Tyler Palko for a six-yard loss on a running play on second-and-goal in the first quarter, helping force the Chiefs to settle for a field goal. Combined with Mark Anderson to sack Palko in the second quarter and made seven tackles in the game (11/21).
- Set a franchise and personal record with 4.5 sacks for 33.5 yards against the Jets (11/13). Carter recorded four solo sacks and combined with Mark Anderson for another. Added six tackles for a total of eight quarterback hits and four tackles for a loss.
- Pressured Eli Manning on third-and-five in the first quarter, helping to force and incompletion and a Giants punt on the following play. Tallied five tackles and three quarterback hits (11/6).
- Registered his second straight two-sack game, dropping Ben Roethlisbeger for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter and again in the third, this time forcing a fumble, which was ultimately recovered by the Steelers. Added six tackles (10/30).
- Sacked Tony Romo twice for 17 yards: on third down in the first quarter, forcing the Cowboys to punt; and in the third quarter to set up a third-and-18, forcing the Cowboys to settle for a field goal. Added seven tackles (10/16).
- Tallied five tackles and a quarterback hit in a start against
the Jets (10/9).
- Recorded three tackles including one for a loss in a start against the Raiders (10/2).
- Registered three tackles in a start against the Bills (9/25).
- Made three tackles in a start against the Chargers (9/18).
- Started at right end against the Dolphins, recording one tackle and combining with Mike Wright to sack Chad Henne for an eight-yard loss (9/12).
2010 (16/5 - Washington)
2009 (16/16 - Washington)
- Started in five of 16 games played and finished the season with 25 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
2008 (16/14 - Washington)
- Played and started in 16 games and finished the season with a career-high 91 total tackles, 11.0 sacks, seven passes defensed and three forced fumbles.
- His 11.0 sacks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL.
- Named to the USA Today All-Joe team.
- Had a season-high 2.5 sacks and 10 total tackles at Carolina (10/11).
- Totaled 11 total tackles, 2.0 sacks and one pass defensed vs. Kansas City (10/18).
2007 (16/16, 1/1 - Washington)
- Played in 16 games with 14 starts and finished the season with 51 total tackles, 4.0 sacks and two passes defensed.
- Play helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in overall defense (288.8 ypg.) and eighth in the league in rushing yards allowed (95.4 ypg.).
2006 (16/16 - Washington)
- Started all 16 regular-season games and one postseason contest.
- Finished with 67 total tackles, 10.5 sacks, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Also added a safety.
- Named to Rick Gosselin's Dallas Morning News All-Pro Team as a Comeback Player of the Year.
- Helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (91.3 ypg.)
2005 (16/14 - San Francisco)
- Started in all 16 games and finished with 72 total tackles, a team-high 6.0 sacks and two passes defensed.
- Led the defensive linemen with a then-career-high 72 tackles.
- Recorded a career-high 14 tackles (9 solo) with one sack vs. Atlanta (12/3).
2004 (7/6 - San Francisco)
- Played in 16 regular-season games with 14 starts.
- Was used as an outside linebacker with the 49ers 3-4 scheme.
- Finished with 58 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
2003 (15/15 - San Francisco)
- Appeared in seven games with six starts and finished with 13 total tackles, 2.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
- Missed seven games with a back injury.
2002 (16/16, 2/2 - San Francisco)
- Played and started in 15 games and finished with 34 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
- Missed one game vs. St. Louis (11/2) due to a lower back injury.
2001 (15/15, 1/1 - San Francisco)
- Started in all 16 regular-season games and two postseason games.
- Finished with 57 total tackles, a career-high 12.5 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Had two two-sack games vs. Washington (9/22) and at Arizona (12/21).
- Played and started in 15 games and one postseason game.
- Finished with 49 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Made his first NFL start at right end vs. Atlanta (9/9) and recorded four tackles.
- Recorded his first career sack and forced fumble at New York Jets (10/1).
- Had two sacks at St. Louis (12/9) and at New Orleans (1/6).
- Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort at New Orleans (1/6) and then earned NFC Rookie of the Month honors for December.
- Started 37-of-43 games in four-year career at California.
- Finished with 173 career tackles (113 solo) and school-record 31 sacks.
- He also finished second on the career list with 55 tackles for a loss.
- 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.
- He has a wife, Bethany, and two children: stepdaughter, Aysha, born in December 1993, and a son, Quincy, born in November 2007.
- His father, Rubin, played for the Denver Broncos (1975-86) and also was an assistant coach on the Redskins staff in 1999-2000.
- Born May 12, 1979.