Carder Named To Playboy's All-America Team
May 31, 2011
CHICAGO -- TCU linebacker Tank Carder has been named to Playboy's Preseason All-America Team.
Carder is the third Horned Frog in the last five years to be tabbed a Playboy All-American. Defensive end Tommy Blake and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon were recognized in 2007 and 2010, respectively. TCU's Gary Patterson was last year's Playboy Coach of the Year.
Carder was a first-team All-American last season and the Rose Bowl's Defensive Most Valuable Player.
A senior from Sweeny, Texas, Carder has been instrumental in TCU leading the nation in total defense each of the last three seasons. He posted 60 tackles last year, including 9 1/2 for loss. He totaled 3 1/2 sacks, five pass breakups and an interception.
In the 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin, Carder broke up the Badgers' potential game-tying 2-point pass with exactly two minutes to play. He totaled six tackles in the contest, including three for loss with a sack.
After TCU took a 21-13 lead on its opening possession of the second half, Wisconsin drove to the Horned Frogs' 37 on its ensuring series. On a third-and-6, Carder recorded a sack for an 8-yard loss.