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Captain Munnerlyn biography

Date of birth : 1988-04-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mobile, Alabama
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Carolina Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Captain Munnerlyn is a professional American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Selected by Carolina in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft (4/26/09).

Played in 15 games with four starts...Served as Carolina's primary nickel back and punt returner...Posted 43 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Averaged 9.0 yards on 31 punt returns with a long of 37 yards...Returned one kickoff for 15 yards...Notched four special teams tackles...Started versus Buffalo (10/25), at New Orleans (11/8), at New England (12/13) and versus Minnesota (12/20) when the Panthers opened with five defensive backs...Inactive versus Tampa Bay (12/6) with a concussion...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At New England (12/13): Recovered a fumble by Patriots running back Sammy Morris...At New York Giants (12/27): Forced a fumble by Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the last play of the first half.

Played in 36 games with 28 starts at South Carolina...Entered NFL following junior season...Finished career with 127 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...Averaged 22.8 yards on 33 kickoff returns and 7.6 yards on 37 punt returns...2008 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Returned nine kickoffs for 218 yards, including an 84-yarder against Kentucky, and 18 punts for 118 yards...Scored a touchdown on an 81-yard blocked field goal return against Kentucky...2007 (So.): First-team All-SEC choice...Played in 11 games with 10 starts for the Gamecocks' fourth-rated pass defense...Posted 47 tackles, three interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Generated a 21.5-yard kickoff return average on 12 returns and 9.2-yard punt return average on 18 returns...2006 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with five starts...Collected 36 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed...Notched 12 kickoff returns for 278 yards and one punt return for no yards.

Attended Murphy HS in Mobile, Ala....Majored in criminal justice at South Carolina.

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