Adam Carriker life and biography

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Adam Carriker biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hastings, Nebraska
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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In three NFL seasons, Carriker has started 25-of-31 games and registered 53 tackles, two sacks and one safety. The bulk of his action came in his rookie season in 2007 when he started all 16 games. In 2009, he was on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Highlights
PRO
* Played in 31 career games, with 25 starts.
* Has totaled 85 tackles (57 solo), two sacks, four passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
* Spent the 2009 season on Injured Reserve.

2009 (Rams)
* Missed the entire season after being place on Injured Reserve on Sept. 5 with a shoulder injury.

2008 (Rams)
* Played in 15 games with nine starts.
* Recorded 40 tackles (27 solo) and recovered one fumble.
* Established a career-high five solo tackles vs. Seattle (12/14).
* Recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble at San Francisco (11/16).
* Tied a season-high with five tackles (four solo) vs. Seattle (12/14).

2007 (Rams)
* Started all 16 games, becoming the first Rams rookie to do so since Sean Gilbert in 1992.
* Totaled 45 tackles (30 solo), two sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
* Made his NFL debut vs. Carolina (9/9), while making two tackles (one solo).
* Blocked a Neil Rackers’ field goal attempt vs. Arizona (10/7), becoming the first Ram to block a kick since Tyoka Jackson blocked a John Carney field goal attempt vs. New Orleans (12/23/05).
* Tallied a career-high six tackles (two solo) at Seattle (10/21).
* Recorded his first NFL sack vs. Cleveland (10/28) after dropping quarterback Derek Anderson for a seven-yard loss.
* Registered a safety vs. Seattle (11/25) tackling running back Maurice Morris.

College
* Played in 45 games at Nebraska, starting 34 contests.
* Totaled 20.5 career sacks which ranked him sixth in school history.
* Named to the All-Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll three times.
* Started every game at “base” defensive end as a junior and senior and earned third-team All-America honors from NFL Draft Report and Rivals.com.
* Ranks in the top ten in school history in tackles for loss.
* As a senior, was a first-team All-Big 12 Conference choice by the league’s coaches, the Associated Press, Kansas City Star and Austin American-Statesman.
* Also voted Big 12 defensive lineman of the year by the league’s coaches and was named a preseason All-American.
* Led the Big 12 in sacks with 9.5 as a junior and was part of a Nebraska defense that lead the nation in sacks (50).
* First-team All-Big 12 selection by The Dallas Morning News and the Associated Press as a junior.
* Redshirted as a true freshman.

Personal
# Played quarterback and defensive end at Kennewick (Wash.) High school.
# Earned second-team All-Big Nine Conference honor in his only season at defensive end and played in state all-star game.
# Record 15 sacks, five pass deflections and four forced fumbles as a defensive end his senior season.
# Was a three year starter at quarterback and a team captain for three years.
# Married to former Angela McBride.
# Born Adam Eugene Carriker in Hastings, Neb.
# Graduated with a degree in business administration.

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