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Bruce Carter
Bruce Carter
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Bruce Carter

LB

Date of birth
Feb 19, 1988
College
North Carolina
Height
6-2
Weight
246 Lbs

Bio

Bruce Carter is entering his fourth season with the Dallas Cowboys as linebacker. Despite finishing with a career-high 96 tackles in 2013, there were mixed reviews about Carter. He was benched on multiple occasions for a perceived lack of hustle, but also showed flashes of greatness. Carter, a 4-3 weakside linebacker, is in the final year of his rookie contract in 2014.

Early Years & College

Carter was born in Havelock, N.C., on Feb. 19, 1988. He attended Havelock High where he starred at safety, quarterback and running back. Carter threw for 585 yards and ran for 1,063 yards with 20 combined touchdowns as a high school senior. After graduating, Carter went to the University of North Carolina (UNC) where he was converted to linebacker and started seven games as a freshman. He finished his four-year career at UNC with 9.5 sacks, three interceptions and 215 total tackles.

Dallas Cowboys

Carter was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft (40th overall) after an ACL tear dropped him out of the first round. He was used sparingly in his rookie campaign, mostly on special teams, in parts of 10 games. In 2012, with Carter fully recovered from his ACL injury, the Cowboys inserted him in at middle linebacker and watched him flourish. Carter recorded 70 tackles - second on the team - in 11 starts before a dislocated elbow put him back on IR. In 2013, he recorded two sacks and 96 tackles.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 82 14 96 2.0 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-11-2015 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 26-21 6 3 9 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1-4-2015 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 24-20 5 0 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 17-44 9 2 11 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 42-7 4 0 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 27-38 6 0 6 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0

News

Bruce Carter: (Thigh) Will Not Play Sunday

by Football News

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter will not play Sunday against the New York Giants due to a thigh injury, according to the Dallas Morning News. Carter is expected to return in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins... Read more

Bruce Carter: (Thigh) May Return For Week 7

by Football News

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter may return from a thigh injury for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Carter missed the Cowboys' last two games... Read more

The Cowboys 10 Most Important Players

The Cowboys 10 Most Important Players

by Kenny Decker

While every man on the 53 man roster could have an impact on a single game, here are the 10 most important players to the Dallas Cowboys 2014 season: 10... Read more