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Tank Carder
LB #59
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
Age:
27
College:
Texas Christian
Hometown:
Sweeny, Texas
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 48 33 15 0.0 1 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2015 CLE 16 0 16 15 1 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…Waived by Bills, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Sept. 1, 2012.

At a Glance:

Six-time BMX world champion as a youth.

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.

Legally changed his name to from Ricky Jr. to Tank, a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby.

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

Career Highlights:

Stalwart on the Browns special-teams units who was named AFC Special Teams Player of Week for Week 5 in 2014 for a game-changing blocked punt at Tennessee.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Third on team with 10 special-teams tackles...Tallied six tackles on defense…Played in all 16 games… Registered multiple special-teams tackles on (10/4) at SD and (12/20) at Sea.

2014: Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve…Finished third on the club with 11 special-teams tackles…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a fourth-quarter punt that resulted in a safety and adding one special-teams tackle at Ten. on Oct. 5…Registered the Browns first blocked punt since 2003…One of 11 NFL players to force a safety in 2014…Stalwart of a kickoff-coverage unit that ranked second in the NFL in average start position.

2013: Played in 15 games, with one start, and contributed on special teams...Totaled 11 tackles and one QB harassment…Finished second on the team with eight special-teams tackles...(10/13) vs. Det.: Registered a team-high two special-teams tackles...(10/27) at KC: Registered two special-teams tackles…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted a career-high seven tackles.

2012: Appeared in 15 games with one start…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 from Ricky, Jr. to “Tank,” a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby…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…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 build playgrounds in the Cleveland community...Raised funds and awareness for hungry families and malnutrition during Taste of the Browns…Hobbies/Interests: Acquires a new hobby each offseason, including 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…Waived by Bills, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Sept. 1, 2012.

At a Glance:

Six-time BMX world champion as a youth.

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.

Legally changed his name to from Ricky Jr. to Tank, a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby.

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

Career Highlights:

Stalwart on the Browns special-teams units who was named AFC Special Teams Player of Week for Week 5 in 2014 for a game-changing blocked punt at Tennessee.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Third on team with 10 special-teams tackles...Tallied six tackles on defense…Played in all 16 games… Registered multiple special-teams tackles on (10/4) at SD and (12/20) at Sea.

2014: Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve…Finished third on the club with 11 special-teams tackles…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a fourth-quarter punt that resulted in a safety and adding one special-teams tackle at Ten. on Oct. 5…Registered the Browns first blocked punt since 2003…One of 11 NFL players to force a safety in 2014…Stalwart of a kickoff-coverage unit that ranked second in the NFL in average start position.

2013: Played in 15 games, with one start, and contributed on special teams...Totaled 11 tackles and one QB harassment…Finished second on the team with eight special-teams tackles...(10/13) vs. Det.: Registered a team-high two special-teams tackles...(10/27) at KC: Registered two special-teams tackles…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted a career-high seven tackles.

2012: Appeared in 15 games with one start…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 from Ricky, Jr. to “Tank,” a nickname he originally received from his babysitter due to his size as a baby…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…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 build playgrounds in the Cleveland community...Raised funds and awareness for hungry families and malnutrition during Taste of the Browns…Hobbies/Interests: Acquires a new hobby each offseason, including 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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