David Carter (defensive lineman)

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David Carter
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David Carter at UCLA
No. 71 Chicago Bears
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-10) December 10, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Fontana (CA) Kaiser
College: UCLA
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 184
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 29
Sacks: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at NFL.com

David Carter (born December 10, 1987) is an American football nose tackle with the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

High School[edit]

Carter attended Henry J. Kaiser High School in Fontana, California. In his senior season he registered 69 tackles, 7 Sacks and 9 Pass Deflections in 13 games. He was later name for the first-team All-San Bernardino County by the Riverside Press-Enterprise. He was also an All-League selection as a defensive end, and as team captain, lead them to a 10-3 record as a senior. Carter also lettered in Track And Field and was a member of the schools debate team. [1]


Carter played just three games over his first two years at UCLA, before appearing in all 12 games in the 2008 season. Carter was a co-defensive winner of UCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player in 2009 for the Bruins. In his senior season he recorded 41 Total Tackles while collecting 3.5 sacks for the Bruins which propelled him to win the UCLA Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior.


Carter was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Cardinals, starting just 4 games and totaling 1 sack and just 17 total tackles.

Carter signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, appearing in just 3 games for the Cowboys. [2]

Carter was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 2, 2014. The Jaguars released Carter on August 24, 2014.[3]

The Chicago Bears signed Carter to a one-year contract on July 28, 2015.[4]

Personal life[edit]

David Carter is also an animal rights activist and a vegan.[5] He advocates for animal rights and vegan athletics on his website.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "David Carter Biography - UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site". UCLABruins.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  2. ^ "David Carter, DT for the Chicago Bears at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  3. ^ John Oehser (2014-08-24). "CB Mike Harris among 11 players released". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Chicago Bears sign DL David Carter, WR AJ Cruz - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  5. ^ Patrick Finley, 'Bears' David Carter: 300 lbs of veganism," Chicago Sun Times, 4 August 2015.

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