Carder Tabbed An ESPN.com Preseason All-American
Aug. 15, 2011
>FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU linebacker Tank Carder has been named to ESPN.com's Preseason All-America Team.
A first-team All-American last season and the Rose Bowl's Defensive Most Valuable Player, Carder has been instrumental in TCU leading the nation in total defense each of the last three seasons.
Carder is one of six returning defensive starters for the Horned Frogs in 2011.
A senior from Sweeny, Texas, Carder posted 60 tackles last season, including 9 1/2 for loss. He totaled 3 1/2 sacks, five pass breakups, an interception and fumble recovery.
In the 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin, Carder broke up the Badgers' potential game-tying 2-point pass with exactly two minutes to play. He totaled six tackles in the contest, including three for loss with a sack.
Carder's 158 career stops lead all active TCU players.