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Lorenzo Carter
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Carter in 2018
No. 59 – New York Giants
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-10) December 10, 1995 (age 24)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
*USA Today High School All-American (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:43
Sacks:4.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Lorenzo Carter (born December 10, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

High school careerEdit

Carter attended and played high school football at Norcross High School.[1] He was named to the USA Today All-USA high school football team after his senior year in 2013.[2]

College careerEdit

Carter attended and played college football at Georgia under head coaches Mark Richt and Kirby Smart.[3][4] As a true freshman at Georgia, Carter played 13 games making 5 starts, and received the University of Georgia newcomer of the year award.[5] After the 2016 season, Carter announced that he would return to school for his senior season, despite speculation that he might declare for the 2017 NFL draft.[6][7]

Professional careerEdit

Carter attended the NFL Scouting Combine and completed the majority of drills, but opted to skip the bench press, short shuttle, and three-cone drill. Carter was a top performer among all of the edge rushers, finishing first in the broad jump, second in the 40-yard dash, and third among his position group in the vertical jump.[8] On March 21, 2018, Carter participated at Georgia's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. He attended pre-draft visits and private workouts with the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings.[9][10][11] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Carter was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the second best outside linebacker by DraftScout.com and was ranked the fifth best defensive end by Scouts Inc.[12][13]

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16px Lorenzo Carter's NFL Combine Workout
16px Lorenzo Carter runs the 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4⅞ in 250 lb34 in10⅜ in 4.46 s 1.56 s 2.60 s 36 in 10 ft 10 in

The New York Giants selected Carter in the third round (66th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Carter was the eighth linebacker drafted in 2018.[14]

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16px NFL Draft Profile: Lorenzo Carter

On May 10, 2018, the New York Giants signed Carter to a four-year, $4.08 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $1.04 million.[15] In Week 3, against the Houston Texans, Carter recorded his first professional sack.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Norcross grad Lorenzo Carter scorches 40-yard dash at NFL Combine" (in en). Gwinnett Daily Post. https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/sports/norcross-grad-lorenzo-carter-scorches--yard-dash-at-nfl/article_935e3cc4-203a-11e8-99cc-af5d9c3b537f.html.
  2. "Lorenzo Carter" (in en). USA TODAY High School Sports. https://usatodayhss.com/tag/lorenzo-carter.
  3. "Lorenzo Carter thought hard about being a two-sport athlete" (in en). Macon.com. https://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-football/article183904646.html.
  4. Traina, Patricia. "Lorenzo Carter's Choices Have Earned Him A Job With The Giants, And Improved Others' Lives, Too" (in en). Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciatraina/2018/05/13/giants-rookie-lb-lorenzo-carters-choices-are-about-others/.
  5. "UGA Football Team Honored at Annual Gala". Georgiadogs.com. December 12, 2014. http://georgiadogs.com/news/2014/12/13/UGA_Football_Team_Honored_At_Annual_Gala.aspx. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. Butt, Jason (December 16, 2016). "Carter in no rush to leave for NFL". Macon Telegraph. http://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-football/article121212618.html. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. Emerson, Seth. "Lorenzo Carter will keep ‘having fun’ playing at Georgia another year". dawgnation.com. https://www.dawgnation.com/football/lorenzo-carter-will-keep-fun-playing-georgia-another-year. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  8. "2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Top Performers". http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  9. Payne, Scott (April 16, 2018). "Report: Broncos had a pre-draft visit with Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter". https://www.milehighreport.com/2018/4/16/17244204/report-broncos-had-a-pre-draft-visit-georgia-linebacker-lorenzo-carter. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. Schiller, Joe (April 4, 2018). "REPORT: Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter Among Prospects Vikings Hosting for Visit". https://www.12up.com/posts/6022980-report-georgia-lb-lorenzo-carter-among-prospects-vikings-hosting-for-visit. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  11. Fucillo, David (April 5, 2018). "Report: 49ers hosting Denzel Ward, Lorenzo Carter for official pre-draft-visits on Thursday". https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/4/5/17202066/49ers-pre-draft-visit-list-denzel-ward-lorenzo-carter-cornerback-linebacker. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  12. "Lorenzo Carter, DS #5 OLB, Georgia". http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=130737&draftyear=2018&genpos=olb. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. "NFL Lorenzo Carter -ESPN". http://espn.com/nfl/draftcard?playerId=101540. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  14. Salomone, Dan (April 27, 2018). "Giants draft Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter 66th overall". Archived from the original on May 11, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180511081334/https://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-draft-Georgia-LB-Lorenzo-Carter-66th-overall/0d353af4-5b7d-4c64-8d40-2508f80c3b84. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  15. "Spotrac.com: Lorenzo Carter contract". https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/lorenzo-carter-25165/. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  16. "Total team effort leads to 27-22 win over Texans" (in en-US). New York Giants. https://www.giants.com/news/total-team-effort-leads-to-27-22-win-over-texans.

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