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Carlos Dunlap

DE

Height
6' 6"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
North Charleston, S.C.
Weight
290 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
Fort Dorchester
Carlos Dunlap

 

CAREER: Saw action in 40 games at Florida, recording 14 starts…Recorded 84 tackles, including 56 solo and 29 assisted during his tenure as a Gator…Notched 26.0 tackles for loss and 19.5 quarterback sacks…Deflected eight passes, forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and blocked four kicks during his career at UF.

 

HONORS: A 2009 first-team All-SEC selection by the AP, Sporting News and league’s head coaches…Was additionally a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and on the Watch Lists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Award in 2009…Finished his career tied for 10th in the UF record books for career sacks (19.5) with teammate Jermaine Cunningham…Was named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game when the Gators topped Oklahoma, 24-14.

 

2009: Played in 13 games, with 12 starts his junior season at UF…Finished 2009 with 38 tackles, including 29 solo, nine assisted, 10.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 quarterback sacks and six pass deflections…Ranked first on the Gators’ squad in sacks (9.0) and second in TFL (10.5)…Notched three solo tackles, including two quarterback sacks for a loss of 16 yards against Cincinnati, as the Gators downed the Bearcats, 51-24, in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl…Grabbed three solo tackles, including a quarterback sack for a loss of six yards in the 37-10 win against FSU…Collected one tackle and a pass deflection in UF’s win over FIU in Gainesville…Grabbed one tackle, recorded two pass break ups and one QB hurry in the Gators’ 24-14 win over South Carolina in Columbia…Notched a career-tying five tackles for the third time in his career, a pass breakup, quarterback hurry and a half tackle for a loss of

three yards against Vanderbilt in Gainesville…Collected four tackles and a quarterback sack for

a loss of 11 yards in the 41-17 win over Georgia in Jacksonville…Had a stellar game in Florida’s win over Mississippi State, rallying for 3.0 sacks for a loss of 19 yards and a total of five tackles, tying a career high for the second time in his career at UF…Collected four tackles apiece in the wins over LSU and Arkansas…Was one of three Gators to sack Kentucky’s Mike

Hartline after UK entered the game having allowed zero sacks…Additionally, notched two tackles for loss and a pass deflection in the win over the Wildcats…Made three tackles in Florida’s winning efforts against Tennessee…Deflected a pass and sacked Trojan

quarterback Levi Brown for a loss of eight yards in the win over Troy…Had one assisted tackle in the first game of the season against Charleston Southern.

 

2008: Played in all 14 of the Gators’ games during the season, securing starts against Hawaii and Ole Miss…Tallied 39 tackles, including 21 solo and 18 assisted, while racking up a team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 quarterback sacks…Blocked three punts in 2008, the most of any player under Coach Meyer…Additionally blocked an Oklahoma field goal in the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game…Named the Defensive MVP of the National Championship Game, where he recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards and half a sack to compliment his blocked field goal…An AP second-team All-SEC selection…Also garnered CollegeFootballNews.com second-team All-Sophomore accolades…Ranked first in the SEC in sacks and fifth in tackles for loss…Tied a career-high with two quarterback sacks against Florida State…Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his effort against FSU…Rallied for two quarterback hits as the Gators defeated Alabama in the 2008 SEC Championship Game…Graded out a Champion against Miami…Recorded his first career start against Hawaii.

 

2007: Selected to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…One of the top freshman defensive lineman on the team…Saw action in all 13 games, primarily as a pass rusher…Also saw action on special teams…Did not start any contests…Finished the season with seven tackles, six solo and one assisted…Had two tackles for a loss of 13 yards and recorded one sack for a loss of 10 yards…Broke up one pass, registered two quarterback hurries, forced a fumble and blocked a kick…Delivered his most memorable play of the season on a blocked punt against Troy that led to a Florida touchdown…Tallied his first career sack at South Carolina that resulted in a loss of 10 yards…Added a quarterback hurry against the Gamecocks…Finished with a career-high two tackles, including one for a loss of three yards, against Western Kentucky while forcing a fumble as well…Registered two tackles, one solo and one assisted, against Florida Atlantic with a pass breakup.

 

PREP: An athletic defender rated 15th on ESPN’S 150 and second among defensive ends…Also ranked first among weak side defensive ends and fifth among all prospects according to Rivals.com…During his senior year, recorded an outstanding 105 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 24 sacks…Was chosen to participate in the annual Offense-Defense All-American game after his senior season…As a junior, Dunlap recorded 103 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, nine sacks and scored four defensive touchdowns…Also returned kicks for his team…High school coach was Steve LaPrad.

 

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 28, 1989…Parents are Diane Brown Ross and Carlos Dunlap.

 

MAJOR: Family, Youth and Community Sciences.

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year          UT-AT     TT     TBL    QBS   FF     FR        PD       INT

2007          6-1          7       2.0      1.0      1       0          1          0

2008          21-18      39     13.5    9.5      1       1          1          0

2009          29-9        38     10.5    9.0      0       0          6          0

Totals:       56-28     84     26.0   19.5   2       1          8          0

 

DUNLAP’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 5 (3x, last Vanderbilt, 2009)

QB Sacks: 3 (Mississippi State, 2009)

Forced Fumbles: 1 (2x, last vs. FSU, 2008)

Fumble Recoveries: 1 (Tennessee, 2008)

Blocked Punts: 2 (Vanderbilt, 2008)

Interceptions: None

 

 

PROFILE

·          Father is a bail bondsman

·          Desires to work in the family business as a bail bondsman like his father after his potential NFL career

·          Dedicated his first collegiate sack against South Carolina in 2007 to former high school teammate Robert Quinn, who had a brain tumor in Nov. 2007 that nearly ended his football career. The two are still close and in contact and Quinn has now recovered from the tumor and started for UNC as a sophomore

·          His mother is an elementary school principal

·          Has a wingspan of 84 inches (7 feet)

·          Filled an unlikely role in high school as a senior in addition to his defensive duties: kick returner. Against Summerville, Dunlap fielded the opening kickoff and went untouched to the end zone -- 95 yards away

·          Nicknamed “Freak II” and “Baby Freak” by Florida followers for his speed and speed rush, especially in the pass rush, after Gator all-time great defensive end Jevon Kearse, who was known as “The Freak”

·          The No. 3 “Workout Warrior” in the country by ESPN’s Bruce Feldman

 

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME

 

 

2009

 

I-----TACKLES-----I

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Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

September 5, 2009

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

0

1

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

September 12, 2009

TROY

2

0

2

1.0-8

1.0-8

0

0-0

0-0

0

1

September 19, 2009

TENNESSEE

0

3

3

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

September 26, 2009

at Kentucky

2

0

2

2.0-4

1.0-1

0

0-0

0-0

0

1

October 10, 2009

at LSU

1

3

4

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

October 17, 2009

ARKANSAS

3

1

4

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

October 24, 2009

at Mississippi State

5

0

5

3.0-19

3.0-19

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

October 31, 2009

vs Georgia

4

0

4

1.0-11

1.0-11

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

November 7, 2009

VANDERBILT

4

1

5

0.5-3

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

1

1

November 14, 2009

at South Carolina

1

0

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

1

2

November 21, 2009

FIU

1

0

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

1

November 28, 2009

FLORIDA STATE

3

0

3

1.0-6

1.0-6

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

January 1, 2010

vs Cincinnati

3

0

3

2.0-16

2.0-16

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

 

Totals

29

9

38

10.5-67

9.0-61

0

0-0

0-0

2

6

 

2008

 

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I--PASS DEFENSE--I

I--BLKD KICK--I

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

 

August 30, 2008

HAWAII

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

September 6, 2008

MIAMI

3

0

3

2.0-12

2.0-12

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

 

September 20, 2008

at Tennessee

0

5

5

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

1-00

0-0

0

1

0

 

September 27, 2008

OLE MISS

0

4

4

1.0-7

0.5-3

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

 

October 4, 2008

at Arkansas

1

2

3

1.0-4

1.0-4

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

October 11, 2008

LSU

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

October 25, 2008

UK

1

2

3

0.5-2

0.5-2

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

November 1, 2008

vs UGA

2

0

2

1.0-6

1.0-6

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

November 8, 2008

at Vanderbilt

1

0

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

2

 

November 15, 2008

USC

3

1

4

2.5-5

1.0-2

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

November 22, 2008

THE CITADEL

3

0

3

1.0-6

1.0-6

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

November 29, 2008

at Florida State

4

0

4

3.0-29

2.0-28

1

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

 

December 6, 2008

vs Alabama

1

2

3

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

 

January 8, 2009

vs Oklahoma

2

2

4

1.5-4

0.5-2

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

 

 

Totals

21

18

39

13.5-75

9.5-65

1

1-00

0-0

7

1

3

 

 

2007

 

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I-SACKS-I

I--FUMBLES--I

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I-BLKD KICK-I

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

September 1, 2007

WKU

2

0

2

1.0-3

0.0-0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

September 8, 2007

TROY

1

0

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

1

September 15, 2007

UT

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

September 22, 2007

at Ole Miss

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

September 29, 2007

AUBURN

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

October 6, 2007

at LSU

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

October 20, 2007

at Kentucky

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

October 27, 2007

vs UGA

1

0

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

November 3, 2007

VANDERBILT

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

November 10, 2007

at South Carolina

1

0

1

1.0-10

1.0-10

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

November 17, 2007

FLORIDA ATLANTIC

1

1

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

November 24, 2007

FLORIDA STATE

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

January 1, 2008

vs Michigan

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

 

Totals

6

1

7

2.0-13

1.0-10

1

0-0

0-0

2

1

1

 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT CARLOS DUNLAP

"He's got many qualities NFL teams want from an end.  He possesses a unique combination of size and the ability to chase down backs 5-10 yards downfield. If he shows he can handle the double teams he'll see this year, expect him to get a lot of attention." (8/17/09)

Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com director

 

"He could pick up a car that's overturned. If he's mad enough." (8/17/09)

Mickey Marotti, UF Strength & Conditioning Director

 

“The one that still has the best big play potential is Carlos Dunlap, but he still has to be more consistent play in and play out with everything he does. When he makes his mind up to do something and comes off the snap the way I want him to do, he is hard to block.  He has tremendous talent, but is still just a sophomore … a 290-pounder that really has talent. He is 19-years old and still young. He is the guy right now that whenever we scrimmage, whenever we go full speed and compete against the offense ... he finds a way to make big plays.” (8/12/08)

Dan McCarney, UF Defensive Line coach

 

"Carlos Dunlap went from being a decent reserve to a jaw-dropping speed rusher this off-season. Unstoppable at times in spring ball, he has the combination of quickness to go along with his size to give the line a player to revolve the pass rush around. He has NFL millionaire written all over him if he can keep progressing." (6/29/08)

Pete Fiutak, College Football News

 

"With his pass rush, he could be a force in the SEC, and if you're a force in the SEC, you are one of the best players in America.” (4/12/08)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

“There’s some good younger players there like Carlos Dunlap, he doesn’t really know it, but I look up to him. The way he plays, he’s a freak and on my visit I was with him a lot. We have him and some other young players. I definitely want to follow his lead and do what the coaches tell me to get better. (1/6/08)

Earl Okine, UF defensive end

 

“He’s a freak. He does things that a lot of people can’t do. He’s got over a 35-inch vertical jump. That’s a different dude now. I love him. He’s working hard in school. We had our academic meeting today and he’s got a lot of good stuff about him. He’s gonna have a good future here.”

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

“[Dunlap] is a 6-6, 6-7, 285-pound football player that has pride, that’s a very intelligent football player and can run. He can flat out run. The thing we have to do is to make sure with him is learning the defense.”

Greg Mattison, former UF co-defensive coordinator

 

“Most likely to be best NFL player. Florida defensive end signee Carlos Dunlap of North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester is a 6-6, 255-pounder that has a huge frame and great speed.  He has unlimited potential.” (6/2007)

JC Shurburtt, Rivals.com

 

"He's just like what you saw in Gainesville this past year with Derrick (Harvey) and Jarvis (Moss), he's that type of

Player." (1/23/07)

Jamie Newberg, Scout.com recruiting analyst

 

"It's a great year at defensive end. There are some freaks out there, and (Dunlap) is certainly one of them.

He'll have an opportunity to do great things at Florida, it's just a question of how quickly he adjusts to the speed of the game and picks up the scheme. If it all moves along right, he should have a great career, and maybe even start it next year." (1/23/07)

Jamie Newberg, Scout.com recruiting analyst

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