Darnell Carter

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Darnell Carter

Darnell Carter
Born (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 31)
Nationality American
Education DMHS
Occupation NFL Player
Employer * Iowa Barnstormers Year 2012 -2013
  • Arizona Rattlers Year 2014
  • Jacksonville Sharks Year 2014
  • Iowa Barnstormers Year 2014
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Football

Darnell Jarod Carter (born November 27, 1987) is an arena football linebacker who is currently a free agent.

Early life

Carter attended Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey where he participated in both football and basketball.[1] As member of the football team, Carter played both tight end and linebacker.

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Carter committed to the University of Virginia on September 12, 2005.[2] Carter was not heavily recruited, receiving FBS scholarships from Illinois and Virginia, as well as one FCS scholarship from Delaware.[3]

College career

Carter attended the University of Virginia, where he played as a member of the football team from 2006-2007, and 2009-2010. Carter missed the 2008 season when he was academically suspended.[4]

Professional career


Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Carter was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 114th-best inside linebacker in the draft.[5] He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he posted the following numbers during his Virginia pro-day workouts:

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Iowa Barnstomers

Carter was assigned the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League during the 2012 season. Carter re-signed with the Barnstormers for the 2013 season. On April 19, 2013, Carter scored his first professional touchdown, returning a Bernard Morris fumble for a touchdown.[6] After the 2013 season, Carter was named the Barnstormers' Special Teams Player of the Year.[7] Carter was assigned to the Barnstormers again on January 2, 2014.[8]

Arizona Rattlers

On February 17, 2014, Carter was traded to the Arizona Rattlers in exchange for Cody Johnson.[9]

Jacksonville Sharks

On March 1, 2014, Carter was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks for future considerations.

Return to Iowa

On May 28, 2014, Carter was traded back to Iowa for future considerations.


  1. Cory K. Doviak (January 4, 2005). "Fort Lee marks itself a contender". ww.northjerseysports.com. HSSportsWeb.com, Inc.. http://www.northjerseysports.com/boysbasketball/2006/010405FLeeEWood.htm. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  2. "Darnell Carter". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. http://rivals.yahoo.com/virginia/football/recruiting/player-Darnell-Carter-43409;_ylt=ApTElphM8_jF2uqrvSty.fIkupB4. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  3. "Darnell Carter". www.scout.com. Microsoft. http://virginia.scout.com/a.z?s=190&p=8&c=1&nid=2157912. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  4. Norm Wood (November 5, 2010). "Darnell Carter's second chance is working out at Virginia". www.articles.dailypress.com. Daily Press Media Group. http://articles.dailypress.com/2010-11-05/sports/dp-spt-advance-uva-duke-1106-20101105_1_uva-mike-london-darnell-carter. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. "Darnell Carter, DS #114 ILB, Virginia". www.NFLDraftScout.com. The Sports Xchange. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=64762&draftyear=2011&genpos=ILB. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  6. Greg Boyd (April 19, 2013). "Stormers drop third straight". www.kcci.com. Des Moines Hearst Television Inc.. http://www.kcci.com/news/sports/Stormers-drop-third-straight/-/9357168/19826556/-/8r9a74/-/index.html. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  7. "Barnstormers Announce 2013 Team Awards". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. July 30, 2013. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4653278. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  8. "LB Carter Returning to Barnstormers". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 2, 2014. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4722156. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  9. "Barnstormers Acquire Rookie FB Via Trade". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 17, 2014. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4741067. Retrieved February 18, 2014.