Former Georgia Bulldog linebacker Lorenzo Carter and current New York Giants defensive end came off the edge in the second quarter of the Patriots’ game Thursday night and sacked New England Tom Brady, causing the veteran quarterback to fumble the ball.
Carter’s teammate, Markus Golden, who also played college football in the SEC… at Missouri, recovered the fumble and ran it back for a 42-yard Giants’ touchdown, which tied the score 14-all.
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That scoop-and-score would be New York’s final point for the night as New England would add 21 unanswered points to defeat the Giants 35-14.
Lorenzo Carter signed with the University of Georgia out of Norcross High School in Norcross, GA as part of the Bulldogs 2014 recruiting class. As a freshman, Carter played in 13 games, starting five. During his sophomore season in 2015, Carter played in 13 games, starting two, and as a junior in 2016, he played in 13 games for the Dawgs, starting nine. Carter would return for his senior season in 2017 to help Georgia win an SEC Championship and Rose Bowl, playing in all 15 games, starting 10.
When all was said in done, during Lorenzo’s four years at UGA, he tallied 165 total tackles, 20.5 for a loss, 14 quarterback sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 6 fumble recoveries. Carter would go on to be drafted in round 3 at pick 66 by the New York Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft.