Brandon Carr

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Brandon Carr
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Stretching before a game in Denver in January, 2010.
No. 39     Dallas Cowboys
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-19) May 19, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint Township (MI) Carman-Ainsworth
College: Grand Valley State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Debuted in 2008 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2014
Tackles 399
Sacks 1.0
INTs–TDs 14–2
Passes defensed 89
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Carey Carr (born May 19, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Grand Valley State. In December 2012, Brandon launched the Carr Cares foundation. The Carr Cares Foundation focuses on educational enrichment and physical fitness for youth. The foundation is currently in the process of creating tutoring and mentorship programs, in addition to implementing physical fitness curriculums in the states of Texas and Michigan.

Early years[edit]

Carr was born in Flint, Michigan, to John L. Carr and Kathy Robinson Carr. He attended Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint Township, Michigan.

College career[edit]

At Division II Grand Valley State, Carr played in 49 games, starting 41. He made 206 tackles (147 solo) and 11 interceptions, and defended 39 passes. During his sophomore and junior seasons, he helped the Lakers win back-to-back NCAA Division II national championships. In his senior year, he played in all 13 games, posting 45 tackles (33 solo), two interceptions, and defended 13 passes. He received the Defensive Back of the Year honor by Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for his senior season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Carr was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. It was reported that Carr was the only player Herman Edwards was targeting with his fifth-round pick.[2] The Chiefs agreed to a three-year contract with Carr on June 11, 2008.[1] On the final play of the Chiefs 2011 season, Carr intercepted a Tim Tebow throw, which ended the game and season, as well as his tenure with the Chiefs. In 2011, Carr recorded four interceptions, only a 46% completion rate of plays in which he was involved, and gave up only three touchdowns.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 14, 2012, Carr signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He signed to a five-year contract worth a reported $50.1 million.[4] Carr will receive $26.5 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus. His base salary will be $1.2 million in 2012, $14.3 million in 2013, $7.5 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9.1 million in 2016.[4] On December 16, 2012, Carr made an interception in overtime against the Steelers, keeping the Cowboys' playoff hopes alive. On September 8, 2013, he intercepted another ball in the 4th quarter against the Giants, which he also returned for a touchdown, and helped Dallas win against the Giants at home for the first time at home since 2008.

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