|No. 98 – Philadelphia Eagles|
|Born:||April 4, 2001|
Apopka, Florida, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Apopka (Apopka)|
|NFL Draft:||2023 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2023|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Jalen Da'Quan Carter (born April 4, 2001) is an American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia, where he was a unanimous All-American in 2022 and a two-time CFP national champion before being selected by the Eagles ninth overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Carter was born on April 4, 2001, Apopka, Florida, later attending Apopka High School. As a senior, he had 12 sacks, 64 tackles, and a touchdown. A five-star recruit ranked the 18th overall prospect in his class, Carter committed to play college football at the University of Georgia.
Carter played in eight games as a freshman, recording 12 tackles and a touchdown reception. In Carter's sophomore season, he tallied 31 tackles and three sacks in 12 games. This performance earned him a spot on the 2021 All-SEC football team. Georgia won the National Championship that year over Alabama. Carter declared for the 2023 NFL Draft after the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship, in which the Bulldogs also won.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span|
|6 ft 3 in
|All values from the NFL Combine|
Carter was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the ninth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
On January 15, 2023, at approximately 2:45 a.m., a serious car crash occurred resulting in the deaths of University of Georgia staff member Chandler LeCroy and football player Devin Willock. The collision, which occurred in East Athens after the Bulldogs had been celebrating their second consecutive national championship earlier in the evening, was believed by police to have occurred as a result of street racing involving LeCroy, who was driving a 2021 Ford Expedition, and Carter, who was driving a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk. LeCroy, whose blood alcohol content was 0.197, more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash, veered off the road after failing to make a proper turn at a high speed. She struck at least two utility poles, downing one of them, and trees before the car came to a stop against the door of an apartment building, blocking the resident inside until the wreckage could be cleared away. Willock, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. Two other passengers were injured. It was estimated that both cars reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. LeCroy's speedometer indicated she had been traveling at 83 miles per hour when it broke during the crash. Carter had previously been cited for traffic violations three times during the fall semester, twice by campus authorities and once by Athens police for traveling at 89 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone.
On March 1, 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for Carter for his involvement in the accident, with charges brought against him for reckless driving and street racing. That night, Carter turned himself in and was released on a $4,000 bond. He pleaded no contest to the charges on March 16, and was given 12 months of probation, along with a $1,000 fine, and ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and a driving course. On May 10, 2023, Dave Willock Sr., Devin Willock's father, filed a $40 million lawsuit, in which Carter was named a defendant.