Players

Tank Carder
LB #59
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
Age:
26
College:
Texas Christian
Hometown:
Sweeny, Texas
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 32 18 14 0.0 1 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 CLE 16 0 10 6 4 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CLE 15 1 15 9 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CLE 15 1 7 3 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Buffalo Bills as second of two fifth-round choices (147th overall) in 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012…Signed first contract, May 11, 2012…Waived by Bills, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Sept. 1, 2012.

At a Glance:

Appeared in 30 games, including two starts at linebacker, and is a primary contributor on special teams.

Four-year letterman at Texas Christian University, where he was named a two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011).

Honored as the 2011 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP, after an impressive defensive performance that included knocking down a potential game-tying two-point conversion in the game’s final two minutes.

Also competed in baseball against fellow Browns LB Craig Robertson in the Houston area during high school.

Battled back from a life-threatening injury at age 13, when he sustained a broken back, broken ribs, a punctured diaphragm and punctured lung after being thrown from a vehicle, which then rolled over him.

Six-time BMX world champion as a youth.

Career Highlights:

Played in 30 career games, with two starts at linebacker…Drafted by the Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Stalwart on the Browns special-teams units…Acquired by the Browns via waivers before the 2012 season, after being released by the Bills.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in 15 games, with one start, and contributed on special teams...Playing 77 defensive snaps, totaled 11 tackles and one QB harassment…Finished second on the team with eight special-teams tackles... (9/29) vs. Cin.: Notched one special-teams tackle in a 17-6 victory...(10/13) vs. Det.: Registered a team-high two special-teams tackles...(10/27) at KC: Registered two solo special-teams tackles…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-high six solo stops…Earned one QB harassment in the third quarter...(11/24) vs. Pit.: Made second career start, his first of the season.

2012: Appeared in 15 games with one start…Inactive for one contest…Recorded one tackle and a pass breakup on defense…Registered five special-teams tackles…Stalwart of a kickoff-coverage unit that ranked second in the NFL, allowing only 19.8 yards per attempt (43 kickoff returns).

College: Four-year letterman at TCU (2008-11)…Started 39 of his 50 career games and totaled 228 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble…Two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011)…Named the 2011 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP, after an impressive defensive performance that included knocking down a potential game-tying two-point conversion in the game’s final two minutes…Majored in general studies.

Personal: Legally changed his name to “Tank,” a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby, from Ricky, Jr…Married with two young boys…His mother, Marti, was raised in Cleveland…Born in Lake Jackson, Texas, is a native of Sweeny, Texas, where he grew up on approximately 100 acres, with cows, chickens and pigs on his land…Battled back from a life-threatening injury at age 13, when he sustained a broken back, broken ribs, a punctured diaphragm and punctured lung after being thrown from a vehicle, which then rolled over him…High School: Attended Sweeny High School…Played quarterback, fullback, linebacker, tailback, punter and kicker…Selected as the Greater Houston area Defensive Player of the Year…Also played basketball and baseball…Also competed in baseball against fellow Browns LB Craig Robertson in Houston…Community Involvement: Hopes to start a charity to aid children in critical care, as a result of his own experience, or Down syndrome, inspired by his nephew…Participated in the Browns Adopt-A-Family program through The Littlest Heroes, an organization that works with kids diagnosed with cancer and their families…Helped raise funds and awareness for hungry families and malnutrition during Taste of the Browns…Hobbies/Interests: Acquires a new hobby each offseason, including most recently yo-yo tricks and artistic wood staining…Six-time BMX world champion as a youth, claiming his first title at 9-years old…Enjoys wakeboarding.

Career Transactions: Selected by Buffalo Bills as second of two fifth-round choices (147th overall) in 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012…Signed first contract, May 11, 2012…Waived by Bills, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Sept. 1, 2012.

At a Glance:

Appeared in 30 games, including two starts at linebacker, and is a primary contributor on special teams.

Four-year letterman at Texas Christian University, where he was named a two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011).

Honored as the 2011 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP, after an impressive defensive performance that included knocking down a potential game-tying two-point conversion in the game’s final two minutes.

Also competed in baseball against fellow Browns LB Craig Robertson in the Houston area during high school.

Battled back from a life-threatening injury at age 13, when he sustained a broken back, broken ribs, a punctured diaphragm and punctured lung after being thrown from a vehicle, which then rolled over him.

Six-time BMX world champion as a youth.

Career Highlights:

Played in 30 career games, with two starts at linebacker…Drafted by the Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Stalwart on the Browns special-teams units…Acquired by the Browns via waivers before the 2012 season, after being released by the Bills.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in 15 games, with one start, and contributed on special teams...Playing 77 defensive snaps, totaled 11 tackles and one QB harassment…Finished second on the team with eight special-teams tackles... (9/29) vs. Cin.: Notched one special-teams tackle in a 17-6 victory...(10/13) vs. Det.: Registered a team-high two special-teams tackles...(10/27) at KC: Registered two solo special-teams tackles…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-high six solo stops…Earned one QB harassment in the third quarter...(11/24) vs. Pit.: Made second career start, his first of the season.

2012: Appeared in 15 games with one start…Inactive for one contest…Recorded one tackle and a pass breakup on defense…Registered five special-teams tackles…Stalwart of a kickoff-coverage unit that ranked second in the NFL, allowing only 19.8 yards per attempt (43 kickoff returns).

College: Four-year letterman at TCU (2008-11)…Started 39 of his 50 career games and totaled 228 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble…Two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011)…Named the 2011 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP, after an impressive defensive performance that included knocking down a potential game-tying two-point conversion in the game’s final two minutes…Majored in general studies.

Personal: Legally changed his name to “Tank,” a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby, from Ricky, Jr…Married with two young boys…His mother, Marti, was raised in Cleveland…Born in Lake Jackson, Texas, is a native of Sweeny, Texas, where he grew up on approximately 100 acres, with cows, chickens and pigs on his land…Battled back from a life-threatening injury at age 13, when he sustained a broken back, broken ribs, a punctured diaphragm and punctured lung after being thrown from a vehicle, which then rolled over him…High School: Attended Sweeny High School…Played quarterback, fullback, linebacker, tailback, punter and kicker…Selected as the Greater Houston area Defensive Player of the Year…Also played basketball and baseball…Also competed in baseball against fellow Browns LB Craig Robertson in Houston…Community Involvement: Hopes to start a charity to aid children in critical care, as a result of his own experience, or Down syndrome, inspired by his nephew…Participated in the Browns Adopt-A-Family program through The Littlest Heroes, an organization that works with kids diagnosed with cancer and their families…Helped raise funds and awareness for hungry families and malnutrition during Taste of the Browns…Hobbies/Interests: Acquires a new hobby each offseason, including most recently yo-yo tricks and artistic wood staining…Six-time BMX world champion as a youth, claiming his first title at 9-years old…Enjoys wakeboarding.

 

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