Bobby Carpenter life and biography

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Bobby Carpenter biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lancaster, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2022-08-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Bobby Carpenter is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio State.


* Signed by Detroit Lions as a free agent October 20, 2010.
* Signed by the Miami Dolphins September 6, 2010.
* Released by the St. Louis Rams September 4, 2010.
* Traded to the Rams May 10, 2010.
* Drafted in the first round (18th overall), of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.


PRO: Has appeared in 68 games with five starts during five NFL seasons.
* Took over the role as the team’s nickel linebacker in 2009, allowing him to boast career numbers at the position as he assumed a greater role in the Cowboys defense.
* Versatile linebacker who has the size and speed to be an effective run stopper and pass rusher while also displaying the ability to cover backs or tight ends in the passing game.
* Also a strong special teams performer throughout his career.

2010: Spent 2010 Training Camp with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Miami Dolphins for five games (2 starts).

* Started at MLB in season opener at Buffalo (9/12). Recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle.
* Started second game of season at MLB at Min (9/17).
* In first game with the Lions, saw time primarily on special teams vs. Washington (10/31).
* Recorded two special teams tackles against the New York Jets (11/7).
* Added two special teams tackles at Buffalo (11/14).

2011: Carpenter was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions on October 20, 2010.

On October 2, 2011, Carpenter had six tackles, a pass deflected and made the play of the game, returning an interception for a touchdown, which sparked a second half come-from-behind victory against his former team, the Dallas Cowboys. The 24-point collapse was Dallas' largest blown lead in team history and eventually cost them a chance to qualify for the post-season.

2012: On April 5, 2012, Carpenter was signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots. He was among the team's final pre-season cuts on September 1. After fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower suffered a hamstring injury, the Patriots re-signed Carpenter on October 3. He was released on October 31 after playing in four games for New England, mostly on special teams while registering two special teams tackles.

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