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    Jared Carpenter
    Jared Carpenter


    Bowling Green, Ky.

    High School:
    Bowling Green

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 205



    Bowl Champions! Northwestern Wins Gator Bowl, 34-20

    Wildcats match program's bowl record for interceptions with four -- previously set in the 1949 Rose Bowl


    Postgame Notes Gator Bowl


    Land of Lincoln Trophy Up For Grabs When NU Hosts Illinois

    NU to honor 2012 senior class pregame; watch live on BTN


    Postgame Notes

    Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20


    Postgame Quotes

    Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20

    2012: Fifth-year senior ... Contributed throughout his career as a reserve safety and on special teams but moved into a starting role in the second game of 2012 and preserving it the rest of the year ... Recipient of NU's Brian Paynter "Ultimate Wildcat" Award, presented to a player who confronts adversity with courage and dedication ... Two tackles in season-opener Syracuse ... Finished with four tackles against Vanderbilt in his first career start ... Notched seven tackles against Boston College ... Posted five tackles against South Dakota ... Three stops vs. Indiana in Big Ten opener ... Recorded five stops at Penn State ... Five tackles and a PBU at Minnesota ... Had three solo stops and his first career fumble recovery against Nebraska ... Three tackles vs. Iowa ... Excellent game at Michigan with seven tackles (five solos), one TFL and career-best two PBU's, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week honor ... Followed that with nine tackles, his first career interception and two pass breakups in win at Michigan State ... Three tackles against Illinois ... Closed his career by earning MVP honors in the 2013 Gator Bowl win vs. Mississippi State, in which he set a career high with 10 tackles (all solos).

    2011: Suffered a broken wrist during preseason camp and missed the season's first three games ... Registered two solo tackles, which included one TFL, against Michigan ... Totaled two solo tackles at Iowa ... One solo hit vs. Penn State ... Returned to action at Illinois ... Missed the Indiana game with an injury ... Played in 31 career games, which included eight starts.

    2010: Played in 11 games, making seven starts at safety ... Finished season with 27 tackles ... Four tackles against Illinois ... One stop in TicketCity Bowl ... Assisted on one tackle at Penn State ... Tied a career high with five stops at Indiana ... Three tackles vs. Michigan State ... Posted two stops with an assisted TFL vs. Purdue ... Two tackles in his first game back from injury at Minnesota ... Forced to miss games against Rice and Central Michigan with a back injury ... Four stops, including his first career TFL, against Illinois State ... Career-high five tackles at Vanderbilt.

    2009: Played in 12 games with one start, the first of his career against Indiana ... Racked up 17 tackles while playing special teams and at safety ... Two tackles vs. Wisconsin ... One tackle vs. Illinois and Penn State ... Started in place of an injured Brad Phillips against Indiana and registered one tackle ... Recorded a season-best four tackles against Michigan State ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Towson.

    2008: Did not see action.

    High School: First-team all-state selection as a strong safety/linebacker ... PrepStar honorable mention All-Southeast Region safety ... Ranked 13th among all players (third among safeties) in SuperPrep Kentucky player ranking ... Ranked 98th-best safety nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... First-team All-S.K.Y. Conference honoree ... 2007 Kentucky Football Coaches Association Tremendous 26, 2007 Courier-Journal first-team All-State ... Selected to play in Kentucky's East-West all-star game ... Helped the Purples finish as the Class 5A state runners-up three consecutive years ... Bowling Green went 13-2 in 2007, and amassed a career record of 50-7 and won three regional titles during his tenure ... Started on all three state finalist squads ... Never lost to a district opponent during career ... Totaled 76 tackles (42 solos), two sacks, 12 TFL's, three interceptions and three pass deflections on defense in 2007 ... Had 171 career tackles, including 30 TFL's ... Also averaged 7.6 ypc (72 carries, 549 rushing yards) as a running back and scored 11 TD's his senior year ... Helped the Purples set school records for points scored and total offensive yards ... Recipient of BG's Monie Beard Leadership and Bob Lawless Academic awards ... Team captain ... First-team academic all-conference ... Also lettered three years in basketball (guard) and two years in track and field (relays/sprints) ... Team captain for basketball team, as well ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll all three years ... Coached by Kevin Wallace.

    Personal: Born Jared J. Carpenter ... Son of Moria and Kevin Jones ... Majoring in communication studies and psychology.