Dan Carpenter Celebrity Life
Born on 25th November 1985, Dan Carpenter is a football placekicker in America who is a free agent at present.
In 2008, the Miami Dolphins signed him as an undrafted free agent after he played college-level football while attending the University of Montana. Carpenter was also signed by the Buffalo Bills.
Childhood and Early Years
Dan Carpenter was enrolled in Helena High School, which is situated in Helena. Montana. Carpenter was one of the members of the National Honor Society with an average of 3.7-grade points.
While playing football at Helena, he was a two-time all-league and two-time all-state selection. He played as a punter and a kicker then.
When Carpenter was in his senior season, the player converted twenty-six of twenty-nine points and also scored 5 field goals.
Plus, he was the 2nd-team all-state and all-conference choice as a wide receiver. He set school records with 13 touchdowns and 931 receiving yards.
Dan Carpenter took admission at the University of Montana. During his true freshman year in 2004, the player played as a placekicker for the football team called Montana Grizzlies.
The player made 123 points, which were the 2nd-highest total that season in school history. His brilliant performance earned him a selection in the 2nd-team All-Big Sky.
In 2005, when he was a sophomore, he had 14-for-21 attempts on field goals, which means a success rate of 66.7 percent. He again earned a selection in the 2nd-team All-Big Sky for the second time.
In 2006, the player earned another straight selection in All-Big Sky for the third time when he was in his junior year.
Carpenter received 2nd-team honors for being a great punter, as well as, a placekicker. The Associated Press included his name in the 1st-team All-American.
However, it was in 2007 that he had the most brilliant playing season in his career. He was then in his senior year and had a field-goal conversion rate of 82.6 percent.
He was selected in the 2nd straight All America and All-Big Sky for the fourth time.
Professional Football Career
Carpenter went undrafted in the NFL Draft of 2008 but signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins for two years on 29th April 2008. He was given a signing bonus of 7,500 USD.
He played his professional debut game on 7th September 2008 against the Jets on Week I. Carpenter made his maiden professional field goal the following week while playing against the Cardinals.
The player set the rookie record at the Dolphins’ on 30th November 2008 for making the highest number of consecutive field goals.
He was declared as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (For November 200). He got this accolade for the conversion of all 8 of his attempts to goal in the field during the month of November.
Out of these, 5 attempts were made from more than 40 yards distance. The Miami Dolphins released Carpenter on 14th August 2013.
The Arizona Cardinals signed a contract with Carpenter on 21st August 2013. The Cardinals cut him on 25th August 2013. Thereafter, the New York Jets signed him on 27th August 2013.
However, the player was released only four days later on 31st August 2013, Carpenter was signed by the Buffalo Bills on 3rd September 2013 when their starting kicker Dustin Hopkins sustained a groin injury. The Bills released him on 6th March 2017.
Personal LifeDan Carpenter was the third child of Diane and Val Carpenter and was born in Omaha in the state of Nebraska. The family shifted to Helena when he was just a 20-month-old.
He played different sports while growing up and has a brother and two sisters, Carpenter got married to Kaela Clawson on 2nd July 2011 in a private ceremony.
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