2012: Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts, including one in the Independence Bowl... Finished the year with 53 tackles (36 solo)... His 36 solo tackles were tied for third on the team... Made six tackles (five solo) in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1... Logged his first interception of the year against New Mexico State (Sept. 8), which he returned 22 yards for a touchdown... Had a huge game against Marshall (Sept. 15) as he registered six tackles and had a 48-yard fumble recovery, which set up the game-winning field goal over the Herd... Logged seven tackles at Massachusetts (Sept. 29)... Posted four tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery against Buffalo (Oct. 6)... Matched a season-high with seven stops against Akron (Oct. 13) and posted 1.5 tackles for loss... Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1)... Closed out the year with three tackles versus Louisiana-Monroe in the Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).
2011: Played all 14 games of the 2011 season ... Registered 53 tackles, two for loss and one sack ... Picked off two passes during the season ... Forced one fumble and recovered three ... Recorded a season-high ten tackles against Kent State on Oct. 1 ... Picked off a pass against Gardner-Webb and returned it for 17 yards on Sept. 10 ... Forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles against Marshall on Sept. 17 ... Broke up nine passes throughout the season.
Prior to Ohio: Played running back, safety, kicker, kick returner and punt returner in high school ... Named second-team All-Ohio, first-team Central District and first-team all-league ... Lancaster Eagle Gazette Player of the Year ... Participated in the North-South All-Star Game and the Big 33 Game ... Rushed for 1,400 yards on offense as a senior and had 68 tackles with three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense ... Lettered in football four years, in swimming three years and track one year ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Is the son of Rob and Susie Carpenter ... Majoring in Finance ... Born Nov. 17, 1991 ... Has three brothers, Bobby, Jonathan and Georgie ... Brother Bobby played football for Ohio State and the New England Patriots ... Father Rob played for Miami and the New York Giants ... Brother Jon played football at Cincinnati .. Brother Georgie played football at Marshall ... Uncle Craig played football at Northwestern ... Uncle Frank played football at Kent State ... Enjoys hunting, fishing, fixing cars and building fences ... Plays the piano.