Dwaine Carpenter

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Dwaine Carpenter
No. 29
Dwaine Carpenter.jpg
Carpenter in 2007.
Born: (1976-11-04) November 4, 1976 (age 41)
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg)
College North Carolina A&T
NFL draft 2002 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
2001 Rochester Brigade
2002–2003 Buffalo Destroyers
2003–2005 San Francisco 49ers
2005–2006 St. Louis Rams
2007–2009 Calgary Stampeders
2010 Toronto Argonauts*
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Dwaine L. Carpenter (born November 4, 1976) is a former gridiron football defensive back. He was signed as a street free agent by the Buffalo Destroyers in 2002. He played college football for the North Carolina A&T Aggies. Carpenter has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams in the National Football League, and Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On May 29, 2003, Carpenter signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[1] Carpenter made his first career start on December 28 when starting free safety Zack Bronson suffered a neck injury.[1] Throughout the 2004 season, Carpenter competed with Ronnie Heard and Keith Lewis for the final starting safety job with the 49ers.[1] But after suffering a knee injury, Carpenter lost out on the competition.[1] However, after Jimmy Williams and Shawntae Spencer went down with injuries, Carpenter was named one of two starting cornerbacks on November 21.[1] He remained the starter for the rest of the season before going down with a back injury in week 16.[1] In 2005, his third with the 49ers, Carpenter was named the starting free safety.[2] On August 20, 2005, the 49ers dealt with the loss of offensive guard Thomas Herrion, Carpenter was one of the only 49ers to speak right after the death saying:

It looked like a seizure, but he didn't move at all anymore. He was just laying there.

[3] After suffering from thigh and foot injuries during training camp, Carpenter was released on September 19.[1] Over his two and half seasons with the 49ers, Carpenter tallied 82 tackles and one interception.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Two months after receiving a workout from the Carolina Panthers on October 25, 2005, Carpenter was signed by the St. Louis Rams on December 28, 2005.[1] In St. Louis, Carpenter received little playing time only appearing in 10 games and recording six tackles.[4]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Carpenter signed with the Calgary Stampeders on July 13, 2007.[5] He played his first game with Calgary, against Toronto on July 21. His first CFL tackle came on Kamau Peterson on August 8.[5] He had a career high six tackles, in three different games.[5] In the 2007 CFL West semifinal game, Carpenter intercepted quarterback Kerry Joseph for his first interception in the CFL.[5]

In 2008, Carpenter appeared in all eighteen games and made 12 starts at outside linebacker.[5] Carpenter had 35 tackles, with 17 coming on special teams.[5] His first career CFL sack, came against Toronto on September 30.[5] In the Grey Cup game against the Montreal Alouettes, Carpenter had four tackles.[5]

After the 2008 season, Carpenter became a free agent but was re-signed on April 20.[6]

Carpenter was released on May 14, 2010.[7]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 26, 2010, Carpenter signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was later released by the team on June 17, 2010. Carpenter was re-signed on July 5, 2010 when it was believed that safety/linebacker Willie Pile would be out of action with a knuckle injury. However, when Pile was re-diagnosed as being medically cleared to play without missing any games, Carpenter was released the following day by the Argonauts.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Dwaine Carpenter player news". KFFL. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Official Site". Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ Farmar, Sam (August 22, 2005). "49ers mourn sudden death of lineman". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  4. ^ a b "NFL.com bio". National Football League. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Calgary Stampeders bio". Calgary Stampeders. Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  6. ^ "CARPENTER BACK WITH STAMPS". Calgary Stampeders. April 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Stampeders release LB Dwaine Carpenter". TSN. May 14, 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dwaine Carpenter at Wikimedia Commons