Getting To Know Andre Carter
March 21, 2017 02:30 PM | Alain Poupart
Before the Dolphins began making roster moves before and after the start of the new league year, they made some additions to their coaching staff.

Andre Carter was hired as assistant defensive line coach; Josh Grizzard was named offensive quality control coach; and Chris Foerster was promoted to run game coordinator/offensive line coach.

Those moves follow earlier offseason coaching staff changes that included Matt Burke being promoted to defensive coordinator; Frank Bush being hired as assistant head coach/linebackers coach; Darren Rizzi being promoted to associate head coach/special teams coordinator; and Chris Kuper being promoted to assistant offensive line coach.

The Dolphins' 2017 coaching staff now looks like this: Adam Gase (head coach), Darren Rizzi (associate head coach/special teams coordinator), Frank Bush (assistant head coach/linebackers coach), Lou Anarumo (defensive backs), Jim Arthur (assistant strength and conditioning), Danny Barrett (running backs), Charlie Bullen (assistant linebackers), Matt Burke (defensive coordinator), Andre Carter (assistant defensive line), Clyde Christensen (offensive coordinator), Shane Day (tight ends), Chris Foerster (run game coordinator/offensive line coach), Josh Grizzard (offensive quality control), Bo Hardegree (quarterbacks), Shawn Jefferson (wide receivers), Ben Johnson (assistant wide receivers), Daronte Jones (assistant defensive backs), Chris Kuper (assistant offensive line), Marwan Maalouf (assistant special teams), Rusty McKinney (defensive quality control), Dave Puloka (head strength and conditioning) and Terrell Williams (defensive line).

Here are some interesting tidbits about one of the latest additions on the coaching staff, Andre Carter:

• Carter joins the Dolphins after spending the past two seasons as a student assistant at his alma mater, the University of California, where he worked with the defensive line.

•Carter played 13 seasons in the NFL as a defensive end and outside linebacker after the San Francisco 49ers made him the seventh overall selection in the 2001 draft.

•Along with five seasons with the 49ers, Carter played five seasons with the Washington Redskins (2006-10), two with the New England Patriots (2011, 2013) and one with the Oakland Raiders (2012).

• Carter was a full-time starter for 10 of his 13 NFL seasons.

• He finished with 80.5 sacks in 184 career games and reached double digits four times, including a career-high 12.5 in 2002.

•Carter earned one Pro Bowl invitation -in 2011 as a member of the New England Patriots when he had 10 sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 games.

•Carter was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection at Cal.

• As a senior in 2000, Carter was a unanimous first-team All-American, won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10's top defensive lineman and was named team MVP.

• Carter still holds the Cal school record with 31 career sacks.

•Carter holds a degree in American studies.

• Rubin Andre Carter was born May 12, 1979 in Denver, Colorado.

• Carter is the son of former University of Miami standout Rubin Carter, who had a 12-year NFL career as a defensive lineman with the Broncos and spent two seasons (1999-2000) as an assistant coach with the Washington Redskins.

•Carter was given the name Andre after his father's former Denver teammate and close friend Andre Townsend.

•As a senior at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California, Carter was a USA Today All-American selection and the Gatorade Player of the Year in California.

• Before attending Oak Grove High School, Carter began his football career at Palmetto High School in Miami as a sophomore.

• Carter started playing the piano when he was about 6 years old.
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