Derek Carrier

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Derek Carrier
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Carrier with the Washington Redskins in 2017
No. 85 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1990-07-25) July 25, 1990 (age 28)
Edgerton, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Edgerton
(Edgerton, Wisconsin)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:394
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at

Derek Carrier (born July 25, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Carrier played college football at Beloit College.

Early years[edit]

Carrier attended Edgerton High School in Edgerton, Wisconsin where he started for three years on the baseball and basketball teams and for two years on the football team.

College career[edit]

The Wisconsin Badgers offered Carrier the opportunity to play college football as a preferred walk-on but Carrier instead chose to attend NCAA Division III Beloit College because Beloit also offered to allow him to play college basketball. After two years, Carrier left the basketball team and began running indoor track, competing in the 55 meters, long jump and triple jump. Carrier was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was pre-med.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
4.50 s 1.57 s 2.53 s 4.08 s 6.65 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
15 reps
All values from Wisconsin's Pro Day[2]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Carrier was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2012. He was signed to a three-year, $1.44 million contract.[3] On August 30, 2012, he was waived by the Raiders.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On September 11, 2012, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles and added to the practice squad.[5] On August 25, 2013, he was released by the Eagles.[6]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Carrier with the 49ers in 2014

On September 3, 2013, he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and added to the practice squad.[7] On November 16, 2013, he was promoted to the active roster.[8]

On March 9, 2015, the San Francisco 49ers signed Carrier to a three-year, $2.98 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $400,000.[9][3]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 21, 2015, Carrier was traded to the Washington Redskins for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.[10][11] In Week 5 against Atlanta Falcons, he recorded his first career touchdown on a seven-yard pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins.[12] After tearing his ACL and MCL in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears, the Redskins placed him on injured reserve on December 14.[13]

Carrier started the 2016 season on the PUP list to recover from torn ligaments in his knee. He was officially activated to the active roster on November 12, 2016 prior to Week 10.[14]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On September 2, 2017, Carrier was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick.[15] The Rams traded for him after Temarrick Hemingway suffered a fractured fibula and were in need of a third tight end. He was reunited with his former offensive coordinator in Washington and new Los Angeles Rams' head coach Sean McVay.[16]

On September 10, 2017, in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, Carrier had one reception for 12 yards in his Rams debut.[17]

Return to Oakland[edit]

On March 15, 2018, Carrier signed a three-year contract with the Raiders.[18][19]


  1. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 14, 2012). "Beloit College receiver looks to catch on". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Derek Carrier, DS #14 TE, Beloit". Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b " Derek Carrier contract". Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  4. ^ National Football League. "NFL roster cuts: Stephen McGee among players released". August 30, 2012. Retrieved on May 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Philadelphia Eagles. "Derek Carrier". Retrieved on May 3, 2013.
  6. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 25, 2013). "Jamar Chaney Among Initial Cuts". Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  7. ^ San Francisco Chronicle. "Practice squad filled: 49ers sign small-school TE Carrier". Retrieved on September 4, 2013.
  8. ^ NBC Sports. "49ers add tight end Derek Carrier to active roster". Retrieved on November 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Wilkening, Mike (March 9, 2015). "49ers reach two-year deal with Derek Carrier". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  10. ^ Johnson, Zac. "Report: 49ers trade TE Carrier to Redskins". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Hanzus, Dan (August 21, 2015). "Redskins acquire TE Derek Carrier in trade with 49ers". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "Redskins-Falcons Monday Stats Pack". October 12, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  13. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 14, 2015). "Derek Carrier Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury Vs. Bears". Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "11/12: Redskins Make Roster Moves". November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  15. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 2, 2017). "Redskins Trade Derek Carrier To The Rams". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  16. ^ Kristen Lago (September 2, 2017). "Rams Trade for Tight End Derek Carrier". Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams - September 10th, 2017". Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  18. ^ Williams, Charean (March 13, 2018). "Raiders expected to sign Derek Carrier".
  19. ^ "Raiders Sign Tight End Derek Carrier". March 15, 2018.

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