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Jermaine

Carter, Jr.

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#23

Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fort Washington, Md.
High School: Friendship Collegiate
Experience: High School

Bio

CARTER'S HONOR ROLL

  • 3x Honorobale Mention All-Big Ten (2015-17)
  • 2017 Second Team All-ECAC
  • 2017 Bednarik Award Watch List
  • 2017 Butkus Award Watch List
  • 2017 Athlon Sports Third Team Preseason All-Big Ten
  • 2016 Butkus Award Watch List

Career: Started all 37 games at middle linebacker from 2015 to 2017 ... Led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons, becoming the fifth Maryland player since 1969 to achieve the feat, joining Alex Wujciak (2008-10), D’Qwell Jackson (2003-05), E.J. Henderson (2000-02) and Ratcliff Thomas (1993-95).

As a Senior (2017): Team captain ... Started all 12 games at middle linebacker, leading the team in tackles (90) and sacks (3.5) ... Named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Tied for Big Ten lead with four forced fumbles ... Led all players with 11 tackles vs. #12 Penn State (11/25) ... Notched a season-high 12 tackles and had a FF at #22 MSU (11/18) ... Posted eight tackles vs. #21 Michigan (11/11), surpassing 300 career TKLs ... Had seven tackles at Rutgers (11/4) ... Notched 2.0 tackles for loss, including a sack, forced a fumble and had a PBU against Indiana (10/28) ... Posted seven tackles at #5 Wisconsin (10/21) ... Notched six tackles vs. Northwestern (10/14) ... Had five tackles and a PBU at #10 Ohio State (10/7) ... Totaled eight tackles and forced a fumble at Minnesota (9/30) ... Notched six tackles, inlcuding 0.5 TFL, vs. UCF (9/23) ... Had eight tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a forced fumble vs. Towson (9/9) ... Totaled seven tackles, including 2.0 sacks, at #23 Texas (9/2) - his jarring sack on the first defensive play of the game set the tone.

As a Junior (2016): Team captain ... Started all 13 games at MIKE linebacker, leading the team for the second straight season in tackles (110) ... Ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 8.5 tackles/g ... Second on team with 6.0 sacks and third with 9.0 tackles for loss ... Also posted two forced fumbles, four pass breakups and an interception ... Totaled seven tackles, including 2.0 TFLs and a sack, vs. Boston College (12/26) ... Had a monster game against Rutgers (11/26), posting a career-high 15 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Totaled eight tackles and a pair of pass breakups vs. #6 Ohio State (11/12) ... Had seven tackles, including 0.5 TFL, at #2 Michigan (11/5) ... Notched game-high 12 tackles at Indiana (10/29) ... Totaled six tackles against Michigan State (10/22) ... Had 11 tackles against Minnesota (10/15) ... Notched seven tackles at Penn State (10/8) ... Had six tackles, including a sack, vs. Purdue (10/1) ... Posted season-high 11 tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble, at UCF (9/17) ... Recorded first career INT and returned it 14 yards for a TD, in addition to leading team with 8.0 tackles and notching first career sack at FIU (9/9) ... Had three tackles, including a TFL vs. Howard (9/3).

As a Sophomore (2015): Started all seven gamesat middle linebacker, leading the team with 103 tackles ... ranked second on team with 14.0 tackles for loss - the most for a Maryland middle linebacker since All-American E.J. Henderson in 2002 ... ranked eighth in Big Ten in tackles/g (8.6) ... ranked fourth in Big Ten in solo tackles/g (5.5) ... had at least four tackles in every game in 2015 ... made first collegiate start against Richmond (9/5), totaling eight tackles and a TFL ... had 13 tackles (9 solo) vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... led team with 11 tackles vs. USF (9/19) ... posted career-highs in tackles (14) and TFLs (3.0) at West Virginia (9/26) ... totaled eight tackles and a TFL against #22 Michigan (10/3) ... posted nine tackles at #1 Ohio State (10/10), including a TFL ... had five tackles vs. Penn State (10/24) ... totaled four tackles at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... posted six tackles, including 1.5 TFL, and a PBU against Wisconsin (11/7) ... notched five tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at #14 Michigan State (11/14) ... posted 13 tackles (8 solo), including 2.5 TFLs, against Indiana (11/21) ... posted seven tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, at Rutgers (11/28).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): Appeared in all 13 games, totaling 27 tackles ... led the team with two forced fumbles … had three tackles and forced a fumble in the season opener against James Madison (8/30) … had a career-high six tackles against West Virginia (9/15) … had four tackles at Syracuse (9/20) and three at Indiana (9/27) … had three tackles at Wisconsin (10/25) … forced a fumble to set up a Wes Brown touchdown at Penn State (11/1) ... posted three tackles in the Foster Farms Bowl (12/30).

As a Freshman (2013): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team defensive player of the week in consecutive weeks for his efforts in preparation for Connecticut (9/14) and West Virginia (9/21) ... named scout team special teams player of the week for his work in preparation for Syracuse (11/9). 

At Friendship Collegiate Academy: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … averaged more than seven tackles per game during his senior campaign … totaled six forced fumbles to help lead Friendship Collegiate Academy to an 8-3 record and the DCSAA Championship … served as a 2012 team captain… second team All-WCAC as a junior and honorable mention All-WCAC as a sophomore at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. … coached by Aazaar Rahim.

Personal: Born in Rockville, Md. … son of Jermaine Carter Sr. and Tara Robinson ... step mother is Lori Carter … has four siblings, Taevon Williams, Jevon, Jalen and Jordan Carter … nickname is “PeeWee” ... graduated in May 2016 with a degree in criminal justice ... inspired by former teammate and current Minneosta Vikings wideout Stefon Diggs to develop strong nutrition habits ... has reduced body fat by 8% since start of junior year ... lightly regarded recruit coming out of high school ... enjoys producing musical beats on phone.

Career Highs
Tackles - 15 (vs. Rutgers, 11/26/16)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. Bowling Green, 9/12/15)
Tackles for Loss - 3.0 (at West Virginia, 9/26/15)
Sacks - 2.0 (2x, last at #23 Texas, 9/2/17)
Interceptions - 1 (at FIU, 9/9/16)

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