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Andre Carter
No. 99     New Orleans Saints
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: May 12, 1979 (1979-05-12) (age 30)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 2001 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     398
Sacks     63.5
Safety     1
Stats at

Rubin Andre Carter (born May 12, 1979 in Denver, Colorado) is an American football player in the National Football League who currently plays defensive end for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of California, Berkeley and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (seventh overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.


High school career

Carter attended Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California. As a senior, he was a USA Today first team All-America selection, and the Gatorade California State Player of the Year. He was also rated as the top defensive lineman and an All-America selection by Parade Magazine.

College career

Carter played for the California Golden Bears from 1996-2000. During his junior and senior years he was a unanimous All-Pac 10 Conference selection. In 2000 he won the Morris Trophy, awarded to the Pac 10's top defensive lineman as voted on by the starting offensive lineman from the conference. In addition to being selected as the Golden Bears' most valuable player, Carter was also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive player.

Professional career


San Francisco 49ers

Carter was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Because the 49ers use a 3-4 defense under Head Coach Mike Nolan, Carter was moved to outside linebacker. While playing for the 49ers, he made 154 solo tackles, 32 sacks, and 12 pass deflections in 69 games.

Washington Redskins

Carter signed a six-year, $30 million with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2006. The Redskins moved Carter back to defensive end, his natural position. In his first year with the Redskins, he had 56 total tackles and six sacks. He showed much improvement in 2007, with 55 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. He also had a safety in a 34-3 win over the Detroit Lions. Carter's best season as a Redskin came in 2009 when he totaled 11 sacks. On March 18, 2010 he was traded to the New Orleans Saints for their third round pick, which could turn into a second round pick should he make the Pro Bowl.


Carter is the son of former Denver Broncos defensive tackle Rubin Carter. He has a wife, Bethany, and two children: stepdaughter, Aysha, born in December 1993, and a son, Quincy, born in November 2007. His middle name was given to him by his father who named him after his close friend and co-player, Andre Townsend.

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