Carder Receives High Praise
March 31, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -- CollegeFootballNews.com has selected TCU linebacker Tank Carder as one of 12 "New Stars You Must Know" for the 2010 season.
Carder was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in his first season as a starter in 2009. His 89 tackles placed second on TCU behind only Daryl Washington (109) and were 19 more than the next-closest Horned Frog (Alex Ibiloye, 70).
Carder was third on TCU with 10 tackles for loss. He had a stop behind the line of scrimmage in eight of 13 games. He topped TCU while tying for second in the MWC with 10 pass breakups.
A junior from Sweeny, Texas, Carder was the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week in a 55-28 victory over Utah. He totaled nine tackles, including one for loss, while returning an interception 15 yards for a touchdown. Carder added a pass breakup and quarterback hurry. His performance against the Utes earned him a Helmet Sticker from ESPN's Rece Davis.
Carder closed the regular season with a career-high four tackles for loss as part of a personal-best 10 stops in a 51-10 win over New Mexico. He totaled eight tackles in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl as well as the 38-7 victory at BYU.