Rob Carpenter (running back)

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For the American football wide receiver, see Rob Carpenter (wide receiver).
Rob Carpenter
No. 26, 38
Date of birth (1955-04-20) April 20, 1955 (age 60)
Place of birth Lancaster, Ohio
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Miami (OH)
NFL Draft 1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
As player
1977-1981 Houston Oilers
1981-1985 New York Giants
1986 Los Angeles Rams
Career stats

Robert Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (born April 20, 1955 in Lancaster, Ohio) is a former American football running back. He is the father of linebacker Bobby Carpenter, former University of Cincinnati linebacker Johnathan Carpenter, former Marshall University linebacker George Carpenter, and current Ohio defensive back Nathan Carpenter. He currently resides in Lancaster, Ohio and is a teacher and head coach of the Lancaster High School football team. He is a graduate of Miami University. He was best known for playing in the National Football League where he rushed for 4,363 yards in a ten-year career with the Houston Oilers, New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams.