Very talented defensive back who is competing for a starting position at one of the safety positions ... has a great nose for the ball ... could contribute on special teams ... saw action in nine games as a first-year freshman ... very smart player with good speed.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in nine games and started once at safety ... made 22 tackles and broke up two passes ... made first start of career at Delaware ... made career high eight tackles against Old Dominion ... had three tackles and broke up a pass against Maine in the Tigers' victory ... also made three tackles and broke up a pass in win over St. Francis ... made two tackles in Tigers’ win at Villanova ... also had a pair of tackles in victory over William & Mary ... had two tackles at James Madison ... missed final two games of the season with an injury.
AT ABERDEEN H.S.: Very talented two-way standout at Aberdeen High School ... second team All-State selection ... earned first team All-Metro notice as a senior ... also named first team All-Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference ... played wide receiver and defensive back for the Eagles ... caught 64 passes for 1,112 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... also made 148 tackles with six interceptions ... scored one defensive touchdown for the Eagles ... led Coach Johnny Brooks’ Eagles to a 10-3 record and the semi-finals of the Maryland state playoffs ... Eagles showed vast improvement after posting a 1-9 record in 2010 ... helped Eagles win UCBAC championship ... named Most Valuable Player at the UCBAC all-star game ... also played in the Crab Bowl ... member of track and field team at Aberdeen where he excelled in the long jump.
PERSONAL: Has one younger brother ... lists mother as the person he admires the most ... hobbies include video games ... avid fan of the Baltimore Ravens ... lists the late Sean Taylor as his favorite NFL player ... favorite athlete is Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat ... favorite movie is “Planet of the Apes” ... enjoys eating spaghetti ... parents are Syracuse University graduates ... mother earned MBA from Strayer and works in Human Resources ... son of Robert and Davita Carpenter ... born on March 2, 1994 in Alpharetta, Ga. ... major is undeclared.