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Carlos Dunlap
No. 96     Cincinnati Bengals
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: North Charleston, South Carolina
High School: North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Debuted in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2010–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* SEC Championship (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     87
Quarterback sacks     20.0
Passes deflected     9
Stats at NFL.com

Carlos Dunlap (born February 28, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

Early yearsEdit

Dunlap was born in North Charleston, South Carolina.[1] He attended Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, where he played high school football for the Fort Dorchester Patriots.[2] As a senior, Dunlap recorded 105 tackles and 24 sacks and was chosen to play in the first Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.[2]

College careerEdit

Dunlap received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,[2] where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2007 to 2009.[3]

As a true freshman in 2007, he played in 13 games, recording 7 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2008, Dunlap played in all 14 of the Gators games recording 36 tackles, a team-high 9.5 sacks and three blocked punts. He was the defensive MVP of the Gators win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, recording four tackles, and half a sack during the game. He also was an AP Second-Team All-SEC selection.

As a junior in 2009 Dunlap played in 13 games. He missed one game, the SEC Championship, due to suspension after being arrested on driving under the influence of alcohol.[4] During the season he recorded 34 tackles and 9 sacks and was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection. He ended his career with 77 tackles 19 sacks and three blocked kicks. After his junior year, Dunlap decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Dunlap was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[6]

Dunlap did not see much playing time early the season, but received more playing time due to several injuries on the Bengals defensive line. He finished the season as the team's sack leader with 9.5 sacks, despite playing in just 12 games. The 9.5 sacks were also the most by a rookie in team history.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Carlos Dunlap. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 GatorZone.com, Football History, 2009 Roster, Carlos Dunlap. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  3. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 74, 89, 97, 98, 153–154, 173, 181 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  4. "Dunlap to miss SEC championship game," ESPN (December 1, 2009). Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  5. "Dunlap, Maurkice Pouncey to enter draft," ESPN (January 11, 2010). Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  6. Geoff Hobson, "Bengals take pass rusher Dunlap in second," CincinatiBengals.com (April 23, 2010). Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  7. "Carlos Dunlap breaks Bengals' rookie sacks mark," Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2, 2011). Retrieved January 2, 2011.

External linksEdit

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