CAREER TRANSACTIONS Andre Carter
was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Oct. 23, 2013 … Originally drafted by San Francisco in the first round (7th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft … Signed by Washington as an unrestricted free agent from San Francisco (3/15/06) … Released by Washington (3/1/11) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (8/8/11) ... Signed by Oakland as an unrestricted free agent from New England (9/26/12) ... Re-signed by Oakland as an unrestricted free agent (4/9/13) ... Released by Oakland (8/31/13). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Has reached double-digit sack totals four times with a career-high 12½ in 2002 with San Francisco, 10½ in 2007 and 11 in 2009 with Washington and 10 in 2011 in New England.
- Career-high 91 total tackles in 2009 with the Redskins.
- Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2011.
- Carter’s 78½ career sacks are ninth-most among active players.
- Went to training camp with Oakland and was released prior to the start of the regular season.
- Played in his first game after re-signing with the Patriots vs. Miami (10/27) and made one tackle.
- Tallied his first sack of the season vs. Pittsburgh (11/3) for a 6-yard loss.
2012 (12/0 – Oakland)
- Signed with Oakland as a free agent on Sept. 27.
- Played 12 games with the Raiders, mostly in pass rushing situations and posted 28 tackles, 2½ sacks and one forced fumble.
2011 (14/14, 0/0)
- Started all 14 regular-season contests in which he appeared and compiled 59 tackles, 10 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Reached double-digit sacks for the fourth time in his career.
- Named to his first Pro Bowl.
- Placed on injured reserve with a leg injury on Dec. 20, 2011.
- Sacked Tony Romo twice for 17 yards: on third down in the first quarter, forcing the Cowboys to punt; and in the third quarter to set up a third-and-18, forcing the Cowboys to settle for a field goal. Added seven tackles (10/16).
- Registered his second straight two-sack game, dropping Ben Roethlisbeger for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter and again in the third, this time forcing a fumble, which was ultimately recovered by the Steelers. Added six tackles (10/30).
- Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after tying a franchise record with a career-high four solo sacks for 29 yards at N.Y. Jets (11/13). Added six tackles for a total of eight quarterback hits and four tackles for a loss.
- Sacked Redskins QB Rex Grossman in the end zone, causing a fumble which Vince Wilfork recovered for his first career touchdown. The sack marked Carter’s 10th of the season and fourth time he’s registered double-digit sacks in his career. Tallied seven tackles and three quarterback hits (12/11).
2010 (16/5 – Washington)
- Started in five of 16 games played and finished the season with 25 total tackles, 2½ sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
2009 (16/16 – Washington)
- Played and started in 16 games and finished the season with a career-high 91 total tackles, 11 sacks, seven passes defensed and three forced fumbles.
- His 11 sacks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL.
- Named to the USA Today All-Joe team.
- Had a season-high 2½ sacks and 10 total tackles at Carolina (10/11).
- Totaled 11 total tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed vs. Kansas City (10/18).
2008 (16/14 – Washington)
- Played in 16 games with 14 starts and finished the season with 51 total tackles, four sacks and two passes defensed.
- Play helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in overall defense (288.8 ypg.) and eighth in the league in rushing yards allowed (95.4 ypg.).
2007 (16/16, 1/1 – Washington)
- Started all 16 regular-season games and one postseason contest.
- Finished with 67 total tackles, 10½ sacks, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Also added a safety.
- Named to Rick Gosselin’s Dallas Morning News All-Pro Team as a Comeback Player of the Year.
- Helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (91.3 ypg.).
2006 (16/16 – Washington)
- Started in all 16 games and finished with 72 total tackles, a team-high six sacks and two passes defensed.
- Led defensive linemen with a then-career-high 72 tackles.
- Recorded a career-high 14 tackles (9 solo) with one sack vs. Atlanta (12/3).
2005 (16/14 – San Francisco)
- Played in 16 regular-season games with 14 starts.
- Was used as an outside linebacker with the 49ers 3-4 scheme.
- Finished with 58 total tackles, 4½ sacks and two passes defensed.
2004 (7/6 – San Francisco)
- Appeared in seven games with six starts and finished with 13 total tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
- Missed seven games with a back injury.
2003 (15/15 – San Francisco)
- Played and started in 15 games and finished with 34 total tackles, 6½ sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
- Missed one game vs. St. Louis (11/2) due to a lower back injury.
2002 (16/16, 2/2 – San Francisco)
- Started in all 16 regular-season games and two postseason games.
- Finished with 57 total tackles, a career-high 12½ sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Had two two-sack games vs. Washington (9/22) and at Arizona (12/21).
2001 (15/15, 1/1 – San Francisco)
- Played and started in 15 games and one postseason game.
- Finished with 49 total tackles, 6½ sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Made his first NFL start at right end vs. Atlanta (9/9) and recorded four tackles.
- Recorded his first career sack and forced fumble at New York Jets (10/1).
- Had two sacks at St. Louis (12/9) and at New Orleans (1/6).
- Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort at New Orleans (1/6) and then earned NFC Rookie of the Month honors for December.
- Started 37-of-43 games in four-year career at California.
- Finished with 173 career tackles (113 solo) and school-record 31 sacks.
- He also finished second on the career list with 55 tackles for a loss.
- Earned unanimous first-team All-America honors, including Associated Press and The Sporting News and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice as a senior.
HONORS & AWARDS
- He has a wife, Bethany, and two children: stepdaughter, Aysha, born in December 1993, and a son, Quincy, born in November 2007.
- His father, Rubin, played for the Denver Broncos (1975-86) and also was an assistant coach on the Redskins staff in 1999-2000.
- Born May 12, 1979.
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 10
USA Today All-Joe Team
NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 17)
NFC Rookie of thew Month (December)