Carder And Fobbs To Play In All-Star Games
Jan. 9, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU linebacker Tank Carder will play in the East-West Shrine Game, while safety Johnny Fobbs will be in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Both All-Star Games will be played Jan. 21. The East-West Shrine Game is at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be seen on NFL Network at 3 p.m. CST. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.
Carder, who has also been invited to the NFL Combine, is a two-time All-American in addition to being the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year the last two seasons. He was the 2011 Rose Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player after TCU's 21-19 victory over Wisconsin. He broke up the Badgers' potential game-tying 2-point pass with exactly two minutes to play while recording six tackles in the contest, including three for loss with a sack.
Carder tied for second on TCU with 70 tackles, including 4 1/2 for loss, this season. He returned both his picks for touchdowns and is TCU's career leader with three interception returns for touchdowns.
Fobbs placed fourth on TCU this season with 65 tackles. He was second in both pass breakups (six) and forced fumbles (three). He forced fumbles on the opening two series of the New Mexico game and had an interception at San Diego State.
A four-year letterman, Fobbs played the 2011 campaign as a graduate student and started all 13 games.