No. 96 Cincinnati Bengals
|Date of birth:February 28, 1989|
|Place of birth: North Charleston, South Carolina|
|High school: N. Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2014
Carlos Dunlap (born February 28, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a key member of the Florida Gators team that won the 2009 national championship. He was then drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Dunlap was born in North Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, where he played for the Fort Dorchester Patriots high school football team. As a senior, he recorded 105 tackles and 24 quarterback sacks and was chosen to play in the first Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Dunlap was listed as the No. 1 weakside defensive end in the nation in the class of 2007. He chose Florida over offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee.
As a true freshman in 2007, he played in 13 games, recording seven tackles and a quarterback sack. As a sophomore in 2008, Dunlap played in all 14 of the Gators games recording 39 tackles, a team-high 9.5 sacks and three blocked punts. He was the defensive MVP of the Gators win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, recording four tackles, and a shared sack during the game. He also was a second-team All-SEC selection.
As a junior in 2009 Dunlap played in 13 games. He missed one game, the SEC Championship, due to suspension after being arrested on driving under the influence of alcohol. During the season he recorded 38 tackles and nine sacks and was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection. He ended his career with 84 tackles 19.5 sacks and three blocked kicks. After his junior year, Dunlap decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
Dunlap did not see much playing time early the season, but received more playing time due to several injuries on the Bengals defensive line. He finished the season as the team's sack leader with 9.5 sacks, despite playing in just 12 games. The 9.5 sacks were also the most by a rookie in team history.
In July 2013, Dunlap was re-signed by the Bengals to a six-year, $40 million contract.
- 2008 Florida Gators football team
- List of Florida Gators football All-Americans
- List of Florida Gators football players in the NFL
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- Carlos Dunlap Recruiting Profile
- Rivals.com weakside defensive ends 2007
- 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 74, 89, 97, 98, 153–154, 173, 181 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
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- Geoff Hobson, "Bengals take pass rusher Dunlap in second," CincinatiBengals.com (April 23, 2010). Retrieved May 6, 2011.
- "Carlos Dunlap breaks Bengals' rookie sacks mark," Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2, 2011). Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- "Source: Carlos Dunlap gets $40M". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Cincinnati Bengals profile
- Florida Gators bio