Lorenzo Carter (American football)

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Lorenzo Carter
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Carter in 2018
No. 59 – New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-10) December 10, 1995 (age 24)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Total tackles:81
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Lorenzo Carter (born December 10, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

High school career[edit]

Carter attended and played high school football at Norcross High School.[1] He was named to the USA Today All-USA high school football team after his senior year in 2013.[2]

College career[edit]

Carter attended and played college football at Georgia under head coaches Mark Richt and Kirby Smart.[3][4] As a true freshman at Georgia, Carter played 13 games making 5 starts, and received the University of Georgia newcomer of the year award.[5] After the 2016 season, Carter announced that he would return to school for his senior season, despite speculation that he might declare for the 2017 NFL draft.[6][7]

Professional career[edit]

Carter attended the NFL Scouting Combine and completed the majority of drills, but opted to skip the bench press, short shuttle, and three-cone drill. Carter was a top performer among all of the edge rushers, finishing first in the broad jump, second in the 40-yard dash, and third among his position group in the vertical jump.[8] On March 21, 2018, Carter participated at Georgia's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. He attended pre-draft visits and private workouts with the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings.[9][10][11] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Carter was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the second best outside linebacker by DraftScout.com and was ranked the fifth best defensive end by Scouts Inc.[12][13]

External video
Lorenzo Carter's NFL Combine Workout
Lorenzo Carter runs the 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 4 78 in
(1.95 m)
250 lb
(113 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 38 in
(0.26 m)
4.46 s 1.56 s 2.60 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
All values from NFL Draft[14][15]

The New York Giants selected Carter in the third round (66th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Carter was the eighth linebacker drafted in 2018.[16]

External video
Giants draft Lorenzo Carter 66th overall
NFL Draft Profile: Lorenzo Carter

On May 10, 2018, the New York Giants signed Carter to a four-year, $4.08 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $1.04 million.[17] In Week 3, against the Houston Texans, Carter recorded his first professional sack.[18]

In week 6 of the 2019 season against the New England Patriots, Carter forced a fumble on Tom Brady which was recovered by teammate Markus Golden who returned it for a touchdown in the 35-14 loss. [19]


  1. ^ "Norcross grad Lorenzo Carter scorches 40-yard dash at NFL Combine". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lorenzo Carter". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo Carter thought hard about being a two-sport athlete". Macon.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Traina, Patricia. "Lorenzo Carter's Choices Have Earned Him A Job With The Giants, And Improved Others' Lives, Too". Forbes. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "UGA Football Team Honored at Annual Gala". Georgiadogs.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Butt, Jason (December 16, 2016). "Carter in no rush to leave for NFL". Macon Telegraph. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Emerson, Seth. "Lorenzo Carter will keep 'having fun' playing at Georgia another year". dawgnation.com. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Top Performers". NFL.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Payne, Scott (April 16, 2018). "Report: Broncos had a pre-draft visit with Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter". milehighreport.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Schiller, Joe (April 4, 2018). "REPORT: Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter Among Prospects Vikings Hosting for Visit". 12up.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Fucillo, David (April 5, 2018). "Report: 49ers hosting Denzel Ward, Lorenzo Carter for official pre-draft-visits on Thursday". ninersnation.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lorenzo Carter, DS #5 OLB, Georgia". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "NFL Lorenzo Carter -ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Lorenzo Carter". nfl.com. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Georgia OLG Lonrenzo Carter : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  16. ^ Salomone, Dan (April 27, 2018). "Giants draft Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter 66th overall". Giants.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "Spotrac.com: Lorenzo Carter contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  18. ^ "Total team effort leads to 27-22 win over Texans". New York Giants. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Patriots force 4 turnovers, beat Giants 35-14 to reach 6-0". www.espn.com. October 10, 2019. Retrieved October 10, 2019.

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