David Carter Drafted By Arizona Cardinals

April 30, 2011

Defensive tackle David Carter became the third UCLA Bruin to be selected in the 2011 NFL draft on Saturday afternoon. Carter was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 19th pick of the sixth round (184 overall). He joins safety Matt Ware as Bruins on the Cardinal team.

On Friday, outside linebacker Akeem Ayers was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the seventh pick of the second round (No. 39 overall) and free safety Rahim Moore was the 13th pick of the second round (No. 45 overall) by the Denver Broncos.

Carter is the second defensive tackle to be selected in the NFL Draft in as many years. In 2010, Brian Price was a second-round pick by the Tampa bay Buccaneers.

Carter started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2010. He ranked third on the team with his 3.5 sacks and tied for third with his 5.0 tackles for loss while his 41 tackles ranked first among the defensive linemen and tied for fifth on the team. For his efforts, Carter was the defensive winner of UCLA's Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior and earned a spot in the East-West Shrine Game.

Carter made a career-best eight tackles and forced a fumble against Arizona, six tackles at Washington and five tackles, including 3.0 sacks, versus Washington State.

UCLA was the only current Pac-10 school and one of just nine schools overall to have two or more players among the first 45 selections of the draft.

To read yesterday's story about Ayers and Moore, click here .

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA