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2009 Football Roster

Danny Carmichael

Class: Sr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 242 pounds
Previous School: Woodstock
Hometown: Woodstock, GA

Honors: 2009 - Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by the league's coaches and media ... Voted a permanent team captain by his teammates for 2009 ... Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele ... Named 1st team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com ... Won the Iron Man title for the Combo Group following spring practice in late April ... 2008 - Named third team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele ... 2007 - Named the Most Dependable Linebacker in the spring while also earning the Most Improved Strength Training award for the linebackers.

2009: Started all 13 games ... Led all linebackers with 935 snaps played including a season-high 93 at FAU ... Had 70 or more snaps eight times ... Earned 10 winning grades from the coaching staff ... Was second on the team with 94 tackles while setting career-highs in tackles for loss (12.5), sacks (6.5), and forced fumbles (6) ... Finished the year ranked second nationally in forced fumbles and 16th in quarterback sacks ... Turned in six tackles, including two TFLs and a sack, in win over Memphis while pacing all linebackers with 55 snaps played ... Led the Blue Raiders with 10 tackles and two forced fumbles in win over Maryland ... Had six tackles and a forced fumble at North Texas ... Turned in eight tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack at Troy ... Added seven tackles against Mississippi State ... Recorded five tackles to go along with two TFLs and a sack against WKU ... Led the Blue Raiders with a career-best 15 tackles at FAU to go with a pass breakup, quarterback hurry, and a half sack ... Had seven tackles, including 3.5 for loss, two forced fumbles, and a quarterback hurry in win over FIU ... Turned in six tackles and a sack in win over ASU ... Had 10 stops and 1.5 sacks in win at ULM ... Recorded seven tackles and an interception in New Orleans Bowl win over Southern Miss.

2008: Played in all 12 games and had 11 starts ... Turned in his best season as a Blue Raider with a team-high 89 tackles (coaches had him with 117 tackles) ... Also added 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and interception, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups ... Had 18 winning grades from the coaches to rank second on the team (11 defense, 7 special teams) ... Played 872 total snaps on the season to lead all linebackers and rank third on the defense ... Registered four tackles and forced a fumble in season opener against Troy ... Collected three stops in win over Maryland to go along with his first career interception that setup a Blue Raider touchdown ... Had nine tackles against Kentucky while playing 100 total snaps ... Led the Blue Raiders with eight stops at Arkansas State to go along with a tackle for loss ... Played a solid game in win over FAU with 10 tackles (career-best nine solo stops), a sack, two tackles for loss, and two pass breakups ... Added nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup at FIU while pacing all linebackers with 60 snaps ... Had a career-high 12 tackles, including two for loss of yards at Louisville ... Collected five solo stops at Mississippi State ... Led the Blue Raiders with nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss in win over ULM ... Had nine tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss at WKU ... Turned in 10 tackles and a career-best three tackles for loss against Louisiana.

2007: Played in all 12 games and earned 10 starts ... Finished third on the team with 55 tackles to go along with 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble ... Led all linebackers with 687 snaps played including a high of 97 against ULM and also paced the unit with seven winning grades from the coaches ... Collected nine tackles in the Blue-White game ... Made his first collegiate start at FAU and had two tackles and a pass breakup ... Registered six stops and a tackle for loss at Louisville while collecting five tackles at LSU ... Had two tackles in loss to WKU ... Led the Blue Raiders with five stops against FIU to go along with a sack ... Had three tackles including a sack against Virginia ... Shared the team lead with seven tackles at Memphis including a tackle for loss and a forced fumble that led to a Blue Raider touchdown ... Had five tackles against Arkansas State and had two at North Texas ... Registered six tackles and two tackles for loss in win over ULM ... Tallied five solo tackles against ULL and ended the season with seven stops at Troy.

2006: Played in 11 games as a true freshman and collected 26 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and one sack ... Did not see any action in opener against FIU ... Played in his first collegiate game at Maryland with eight snaps on special teams and one on defense ... Had one tackle against the Terps ... Registered four stops in win over Tennessee Tech and earned a "winning performance" from the coaching staff on special teams and defense ... Was in on 38 plays at Oklahoma and tallied four tackles en route to being just one of six defensive players to earn a "winning performance" ... Collected two tackles in 25 snaps at North Texas (earned a "winning performance" from the coaches for defense and special teams) and registered one stop against Louisville (earned a "winning performance" on special teams) ... Had one stop at Louisiana-Monroe and earned a "winning performance" ... Collected one tackle at Louisiana-Lafayette and received a "winning performance" on defense and special teams ... Also had a "winning grade" on special teams in win over FAU ... Turned in a career performance at Arkansas State with a team-leading 10 tackles, his first career sack, and two tackles for loss ... Did not play at South Carolina due to a foot injury ... Came back to play against Troy but did not record a tackle ... Added two stops against Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl.

High School: Helped lead Woodstock to the playoffs for the first time in school history in 2005 ... Tallied 137 total tackles including 110 solo stops his senior year to go along with 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries ... Also had 381 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as the starting fullback ... Was honorable mention all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and named honorable mention AJC Super 11 ... Voted the Region 6-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year while also being named Defensive Player of the Year by the Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger News ... The Cherokee Gridiron Club named him the Player of the Year in 2005 while also honoring him with the Iron Man award ... Named to the GACA North-South All-Star game where he was the starting linebacker ... As a junior he collected 110 tackles (87 solos), five sacks, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, and recovered two fumbles ... Was all-region, all-county, and was the Woodstock Football Defensive Player of the Year ... Listed in Who's Who Among National High School Students

Full Name: Danny Ray Carmichael ... Parents: Dan and Robyn Carmichael ... Born: 5/24/88 ... Major: Exercise Science.