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Dan Carpenter
K #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
228
College:
Montana
Hometown:
Helena, MT
Experience:
6

Biography

FINS FACT
With Dan making his living by using his feet, he has a very unique feature. One of his feet is 1/2 size larger than the other. However it makes life easier as a professional kicker as they usually wear two different shoes when they kick.
FINS FACT
With Dan making his living by using his feet, he has a very unique feature. One of his feet is 1/2 size larger than the other. However it makes life easier as a professional kicker as they usually wear two different shoes when they kick.

CAREER PRO BOWL SELECTIONS
1 (2009)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed with Miami as an undrafted college free agent on May 1, 2008.

PRO
2010 - For the season led the Dolphins in scoring with 115 points, going 30-41 in field goals and 25-25 in extra points . . . His 115 points represent a new single-season career scoring best . . . Ranked sixth in the AFC and ninth in the NFL in scoring . . . It marked the third time in his three-year career he has exceeded the 100-point plateau . . .
    
GAME-WINNING KICKS: Carpenter had one game-winning kick in 2010 as he hit on a 44-yard FG with 9:01 left in overtime to give the Dolphins a 23-20 win at Green Bay (10/17) . . . He has four fourth quarter (or overtime) game-winning kicks in his career (kicks that gave the Dolphins their final lead either from tie situations or from deficits) – one in 2010, two in 2009 and one in 2008 . . . Carpenter is 4-4 in potential game-winning field goal attempts in the fourth quarter (or overtime) that either tied the game or gave the Dolphins their final lead . . .
    
CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS: Until he missed a 46-yard field goal at Baltimore (11/7), Carpenter had converted each of his previous 14 field goals, covering Games 5-7 and part of Game 8 in 2010 . . . His streak of 14 consecutive field goals made is the second longest of his career and the fifth longest in Dolphins history . . .
    
SEASON SCORING: With 115 points in 2010, Carpenter is tied for the ninth highest single season-scoring mark in Dolphins history, along with Garo Yepremian . . .
    
LONG FIELD GOALS:  Carpenter kicked four field goals of 50 or more yards in 2010, including 60 yards vs. Cleveland (12/5), 54 yards at Cincinnati (10/31), 53 yards at Green Bay (10/17) and 50 yards vs. N.Y. Jets (9/26) . . . He now has six field goals of 50 or more yards in his career . . . His six field goals of 50 or more yards is the third highest total in team history behind Olindo Mare and Pete Stoyanovich, who both kicked 14 . . .  
    
DOLPHINS’ FRANCHISE LONGEST FIELD GOALS:  Carpenter kicked a 60-yard field goal vs. Cleveland (12/5), which is the longest field goal in Dolphins history . . . He also kicked a 54-yard field goal at Cincinnati (10/31), which is tied for the third-longest regular season field goal in team history and tied for the fourth longest field goal overall in Dolphins history . . .
    
LONGEST FIELD GOALS IN NFL HISTORY: Carpenter’s 60-yard field goal vs. Cleveland (12/5) is tied for the fifth longest field goal in NFL history . . .
    
MOST FIELD GOALS IN A GAME, DOLPHINS HISTORY: Carpenter twice kicked five field goals in a game in 2010, coming in back-to-back contests vs. Pittsburgh (10/24) and at Cincinnati (10/31) . . . His five field goals in each contest is tied for the second-highest single game total in Dolphins history . . . With his five field goals in consecutive games vs. Pittsburgh and at Cincinnati, Carpenter joined John Carney (1994), John Kasay (1996) and Richie Cunningham (1997) as the only kickers in NFL history to convert at least five field goals in consecutive games . . . In addition, Carpenter’s ten field goals combined in those back-to-back contests are tied for the most field goals kicked in consecutive games in Dolphins history, along with Olindo Mare’s ten combined field goals on October 10, 1999 (four FGs at Indianapolis) and October 17, 1999 (six FGs at New England) . . .
    
HONORS: Carpenter was named as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice and AFC Special Teams Player of the Month once during the 2010 season . . . The two weekly awards marked the third and fourth times in Carpenter’s career that he had been honored as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week . . . It marked the second time Carpenter won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in his career, having won that award in November of 2008 . . . He became the first Dolphin to win two AFC Player of the Week honors in the same season since Jason Taylor won two AFC Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2006 . . . Earned first weekly honor of 2010 for the week of October 17-18 for his performance at Green Bay (10/17), when he went 3-3 in field goals, hitting from 53, 41, and 44 yards out, with his 44-yarder coming with 9:01 left in overtime to give the Dolphins a 23-20 win . . . Also won the honor for his performance at Cincinnati (10/31), when he went 5-5 in field goals, connecting from 38, 42, 24, 54, and 31 yards out . . . Also was named as AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October, when we went 13-14 in field goals in the four games in the month, including two games of five field goals each . . .
    
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Scored 11 points vs. N.Y. Jets (9/26), going 3-3 in field goals and 2-2 in extra points . . . His field goals were from 44, 20, and 50 yards out . . . It was his third career field goal of 50 or more yards . . . Scored 11 points at Green Bay (10/17), going 3-3 in field goals and 2-2 in extra points . . . His field goals were from 53, 41, and 44 yards out . . . His 53-yard field goal at the time was the longest FG of his career and his fourth career field goal of 50 or more yards . . . It also was tied for the fourth longest regular season field goal in Dolphins history and tied for the fifth longest FG overall in club annals . . . His 44-yard field goal came with 9:06 left in overtime to give the Dolphins a 23-20 win . . . It was his first game-winning kick of 2010 and the fourth of his career . . . Scored 16 points vs. Pittsburgh  (10/24), going 5-5 in field goals, connecting from 39, 23, 22, 37, and 40 yards out, and 1-1 in extra points . . . At the time, his five field goals represented a single game personal high, surpassing his previous high of four field goals, which he kicked twice, on Nov. 2, 2008 at Denver and on Nov. 15, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay . . . His five field goals also was tied for the second-highest single game total in Dolphins history . . . Scored 16 points at Cincinnati (10/31), going 5-5 in field goals, connecting from 38, 42, 24, 54, and 31 yards out, and 1-1 in extra points . . . At the time, his five field goals matched his single-game personal high, which he achieved the week before, on Oct. 24, 2010 vs. Pittsburgh . . . His five field goals also was tied for the second-highest single game total in Dolphins history . . . In addition, his 54-yard field goal at the time was his career longest and was tied for the second longest regular season field goal in Dolphins history and tied for third longest overall, including playoffs . . . Scored 11 points vs. Tennessee (11/14), going 3-3 in field goals and 2-2 in extra points . . . His field goals were from 23, 26, and 42 yards out . . . Scored 15 points at Oakland (11/28), going 4-6 in field goals and 3-3 in extra points . . . He connected from 49, 23, 44, and 25 yards while missing from 51 and 49 yards out . . . Kicked a 60-yard field goal vs. Cleveland (12/5) . . . It was the longest field goal in Dolphins history, breaking the former team record of 59 yards, which was set by Pete Stoyanovich on Dec. 12, 1989 at the New York Jets . . . It also was tied for the fifth longest field goal in NFL history . . . When he had a 41-yard field goal blocked in the contest, it ended a streak of converting 28 consecutive field goal attempts from 45 yards or less.

2009 - Led the team in scoring with 112 points, going 25-28 in field goals and 37-38 in extra points . . . Scored 100 or more points in each of his two seasons in the league . . . Finished seventh in the AFC and 11th in the NFL in scoring among kickers . . . Also finished fourth in the AFC in field goal percentage . . . Converted 62 straight extra points to start his career before missing his first PAT on Nov. 15, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay . . . Scored 11 points vs. Indianapolis (9/21), going 3-4 in field goals and 2-2 in extra points . . . Connected from 45, 44, and 45 yards out while missing from 49 yards . . . It was the first time that season and the third time in his career he kicked three field goals in a game of 40 or more yards . . . Scored ten points vs. New Orleans (10/25), going 2-2 in field goals (connecting on 32 and 33 yards out) and 4-4 in extra points . . . Kicked a 52-yard field goal at New England (11/8), the longest field goal of his career at the time . . . Scored 13 points vs. Tampa Bay (11/15), going 4-4 in field goals and 1-2 in extra points . . . Converted from 49, 30, 45, and 25 yards out . . . 25-yard field goal came with ten seconds left in the game to bring the Dolphins back from a 23-22 deficit to a 25-23 win . . . It was his first game-winning field goal of the season and the second of his career . . . It was his first game of the season and the second game of his career of four field goals . . . Missed extra point ended his streak of converting the first 62 PATs of his career . . . Scored 10 points vs. New England (12/6), going 3-3 in field goals and 1-1 in extra points . . . Converted from 29, 24, and 41 yards out . . . His 41-yard field goal came 1:02 left in the game to bring the Dolphins back from a 21-19 deficit to a 22-21 win . . . It was his second game-winning field goal of the season and the third of his career . . . It also was his 17th consecutive field goal made, the second highest total of consecutive FGs converted in Dolphins history . . . For his efforts he was named as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the games of Dec. 6-7 . . . Scored ten points at Tennessee (12/20), going 3-3 in field goals (connecting from 23, 28, and 45 yards out) and 1-1 in extra points . . .
    
PRO BOWL: Made his first Pro Bowl in 2009 as San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding did not play due to injury, and Carpenter took his spot . . .
    
HONORS: Named as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against New England (11/6) in which he scored ten points, going 1-1 in extra points and 3-3 in field goal attempts, hitting from 29, 24, and 41 yards out . . . His 41-yard field goal was a game-winning kick, coming with 1:02 left in the contest to give the Dolphins a comeback 22-21 win.

2008 - Played in all 16 regular season games as a rookie . . . Scored 103 points, connecting on 21 of 25 of field goal attempts and all 40 of his extra point tries . . . Named to numerous All-Rookie teams, including The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America . . . Made his Dolphins and his NFL debut vs. N.Y. Jets (9/7), connecting on both extra point attempts . . . In doing so he became the first rookie to kick for the Dolphins since October 10, 2004 at New England when rookie wide receiver Wes Welker was thrust into kicking duties in place of an injured Olindo Mare and converted a field goal and an extra point . . . Carpenter became the first rookie to kick for the Dolphins in a season opener since September 10, 1989 vs. Buffalo when rookie Pete Stoyanovich hit on a field goal and three PATs . . . Converted his first NFL field goal, a 32-yard kick, at Arizona (9/14), in his only attempt in the game . . . Connected on a 39-yard field goal and was a perfect 5-5 in point after attempts for a total of eight points at New England (9/21) . . . Accounted for 11 points, going 3-4 in field goals, including a 47-yarder, and 2-2 in extra points vs. Buffalo (10/26) . . . Scored a career-high 14 points and tied the Dolphins record for the most FGs by a rookie going 4-4 in field goals (45, 47, 23, and 41 yards) and 2-2 in extra points at Denver (11/2) . . . Scored five points, going 1-1 in field goals and 2-2 in extra points vs. Oakland (11/16) as his one field goal was a 38-yarder with 38 seconds left to give the Dolphins a 17-15 win . . . It was his first career fourth quarter or overtime game winning field goal . . . Racked up ten points, going 3-3 in field goals (converting from 37, 47, and 42 yards) and 1-1 in extra points at St. Louis (11/30) . . . His third field goal in the game was his 11th consecutive field goal made, setting a new Dolphins team record for most consecutive field goals made by a rookie . . . Scored ten points for the second consecutive week, going 3-4 in field goals and 1-1 in extra points against Buffalo in Toronto (12/7) . . . Hit from 50, 35, and 27 yards out before missing from 48 yards which ended a streak of 14 straight field goals made, which tied the NFL record for most consecutive FGs made by a rookie . . . His 50-yard field goal was the fourth 50-yard field goal by a Dolphins rookie in the regular season and the fifth overall, including playoffs . . . For his efforts against Buffalo he was named as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the games of Dec. 7-8    . . . In the AFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Baltimore (1/4/09), accounted for three of the nine Dolphins points with a 19-yard field goal  . . .
    
ROOKIE MARKS: Starting with the game vs. Buffalo on Oct. 26 and continuing until a miss on Dec. 7 against Buffalo in Toronto, Carpenter made 14 consecutive field goals, eight of which came from longer than 40 yards out . . . His 14 straight field goals are the longest consecutive field goals made streak by a rookie in Dolphins history, surpassing the previous record of ten straight FGs, set by Uwe von Schamann in his rookie season in 1979 . . . His 14 straight field goals also is tied for the longest consecutive field goal streak by a rookie in NFL history, tying the previous record of 14 straight FGs, set by Ali Haji-Sheikh in his rookie season of 1983 with the New York Giants . . . With 21 field goals made, Carpenter ranks tied for second for most field goals made in a season by a Dolphins rookie . . . With 103 points, Carpenter ranks second for most points in a season by a Dolphins rookie . . .
    
LONG FIELD GOALS: Kicked one field goal of 50 or more yards in 2008 . . . His 50-yard field goal against Buffalo in Toronto on December 7 was one of only four 50-yard field goals by a Dolphins rookie kicker in the regular season and one of only five overall, including playoffs . . . The 50-yard kick ranks as the fifth-longest by a Dolphins rookie in team history . . .
    
HONORS: Was named as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November . . . In five games, during which time the Dolphins went 4-1, he connected on all eight of his field goal attempts, five of which were from longer than 40 yards out . . . This included a 38-yarder with 38 seconds to play to give the Dolphins a 17-15 victory over Oakland (11/16) . . . His field goals were the difference in three of the team’s four wins, while he also established a Dolphins rookie record with 11 straight successful field goals . . . In addition, he hit on all 12 of his PATs for 36 points during the month . . . Carpenter is just the second Dolphin ever to come away with AFC Special Teams Player of the Month accolades, joining kicker Olindo Mare, who was honored in October of 1999 . . . Carpenter also was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the games of December 7-8 after his performance against Buffalo (12/7) in Toronto when he scored ten points, going 3-4 in field goals and 1-1 in extra points . . . Hit from 50, 35, and 27 yards out before missing from 48 yards . . . He became the first Dolphin to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades since Wes Welker did so in Week 5 of 2004, in a game at New England on October 10 . . . He was the first kicker to come away with the award since Olindo Mare in a Week 15 game in 1999, on December 19 against San Diego.

COLLEGE
Was a four-year letterman at Montana (2004-07) where he finished his career by converting 75 of 103 field goals (72.8%) and 182 of 188 PATs for 413 totals points . . . Holds school and NCAA Football Championship Subdivision career marks for field goals made and points scored by a kicker . . . Left school tied for the all-time lead in PATs made . . . Also punted 71 times for a 41.8-yard average . . . Was a first-team FCS All-America selection as well as a first-team All-Big Sky Conference choice as a senior . . . Was a second-team all-conference selection each of his first three years . . . Over his final two seasons, combined to connect on 81.1 percent of his field goal attempts, including an 82.6 percent mark as a senior when he was 19-23, including three field goals of 50 yards or longer with a best of 54, which came against Sacramento State and tied for the second-longest field goal in school history . . . Handled the punting duties as a junior when he averaged 41.9 yards on 62 punts . . . Majored in chemistry.

PERSONAL
Married (Kaela) . . . Attended Helena (Mont.) High School where he was a two-time all-state and all-league kicker and punter . . . Also lettered in track and basketball . . . Was a member of the National Honor Society in high school . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing and Golf Tournaments as well as the team’s annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway and Holiday toy event . . . Took part in the Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive . . . Co-hosted the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree . . . Helped plant trees at North County Elementary . . . Participated in the Lift Up America food giveaway . . . Walked in support of the WalkAbout Autism event at Sun Life Stadium . . . Full name is Daniel Roy Carpenter, born November 25, 1985 in Omaha, Neb.
Field Goal
YearTeamGOverall FGs20-29 Yards30-39 Yards40-49 Yards50+ YardsPAT
BlkLngFGMFG AttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctXP AttXPMPctBlk
TOTAL 107 5 60 193 228 84.6 57 58 98.3 52 55 94.5 63 80 78.8 20 34 58.8 217 215 99.1 1
2014 BUF 15 1 58 33 37 89.2 9 9 100 12 13 92.3 6 7 85.7 6 8 75 30 29 96.7 0
2013 BUF 16 0 55 33 36 91.7 13 13 100 6 6 100 10 11 90.9 4 6 66.7 32 32 100 0
2012 MIA 14 0 53 22 27 81.5 3 3 100 9 9 100 8 10 80 2 5 40 26 26 100 0
2011 MIA 14 1 58 29 34 85.3 10 11 90.9 6 7 85.7 11 12 91.7 2 4 50 26 26 100 0
2010 MIA 16 2 60 30 41 73.2 9 9 100 5 5 100 11 18 61.1 4 8 50 25 25 100 0
2009 MIA 16 0 52 25 28 89.3 9 9 100 7 8 87.5 8 9 88.9 1 2 50 38 37 97.4 1
2008 MIA 16 1 50 21 25 84 4 4 100 7 7 100 9 13 69.2 1 1 100 40 40 100 0
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 107 1 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BUF 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 14 1 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 107 440 28,616 5 65 131 0.3 300 -- 0 4 2
2014 BUF 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 16 83 5,394 0 65 34 0.4 48 -- -- 1 0
2012 MIA 14 65 4,249 0 65.4 30 0.5 33 -- -- 2 1
2011 MIA 14 68 4,535 0 66.7 39 0.6 29 -- -- 0 0
2010 MIA 16 70 4,603 3 65.8 14 0.2 53 -- -- 0 0
2009 MIA 16 79 5,025 1 63.6 7 0.1 70 -- -- 1 1
2008 MIA 16 75 4,810 1 64.1 7 0.1 67 -- -- 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 107 14 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 BUF 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 16 2 0 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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