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Tank Carradine
DL #95
Height:
6-4
Weight:
270
Age:
27
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
18
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--

Biography

Goldmine

  • Carradine grew up in a rough neighborhood in Cincinnati, where many of the people he knew got into bad situations with drugs and violence. He grew up without much money and his family struggled to put food on the table. Through it all, he learned to walk the other way. “I saw how certain situations can end up. Talking to the older people and coaches, they told me to do the right thing,” he said. “Good things happen when you try to do the right things. That was the biggest thing I learned.” Football was the biggest opportunity which propelled Carradine out of the area, receiving a college scholarship and earning a degree in sociology from Florida State. “People kept telling me, ‘Man, I wish I had that opportunity to play this sport.’ I’d seen my opportunity and knew the chances I had, knew what I would be doing if I didn’t accomplish these goals. That’s why I thrive on football. I give it all I’ve got and I try to play every play like it’s my last. I respect this game because of what this game has gotten me through. I take advantage of it by doing the right thing, being a positive player and being good to my teammates and for the organization.”
  • After going through a rough childhood, Carradine has a passion for telling his story to kids. He volunteers his time at charity foundations and football camps. “If kids can hear the importance of doing the right thing, if I can help them succeed in life, if they can get it when they’re young, they’ll live up to those things instead of trying to get knowledge as they got older,” he said. “Then it might be too late, because they’ve already been on their own in certain situations.”
  • Along with 49ers TEs Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek, visited Haiti in conjunction with Convoy of Hope during the 2015 offseason, worked together to teach healthy eating habits and sustainable agriculture techniques to local families. The players also visited an orphanage and local schools to spend time with underprivileged youth. “Being able to be around the kids and see the excitement on their face. I see what kind of stuff they go through and I see how they live. I realize they can use a lot of help and I’ve been more than fortunate to be able to help them.”

Goldmine

  • Carradine grew up in a rough neighborhood in Cincinnati, where many of the people he knew got into bad situations with drugs and violence. He grew up without much money and his family struggled to put food on the table. Through it all, he learned to walk the other way. “I saw how certain situations can end up. Talking to the older people and coaches, they told me to do the right thing,” he said. “Good things happen when you try to do the right things. That was the biggest thing I learned.” Football was the biggest opportunity which propelled Carradine out of the area, receiving a college scholarship and earning a degree in sociology from Florida State. “People kept telling me, ‘Man, I wish I had that opportunity to play this sport.’ I’d seen my opportunity and knew the chances I had, knew what I would be doing if I didn’t accomplish these goals. That’s why I thrive on football. I give it all I’ve got and I try to play every play like it’s my last. I respect this game because of what this game has gotten me through. I take advantage of it by doing the right thing, being a positive player and being good to my teammates and for the organization.”
  • After going through a rough childhood, Carradine has a passion for telling his story to kids. He volunteers his time at charity foundations and football camps. “If kids can hear the importance of doing the right thing, if I can help them succeed in life, if they can get it when they’re young, they’ll live up to those things instead of trying to get knowledge as they got older,” he said. “Then it might be too late, because they’ve already been on their own in certain situations.”
  • Along with 49ers TEs Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek, visited Haiti in conjunction with Convoy of Hope during the 2015 offseason, worked together to teach healthy eating habits and sustainable agriculture techniques to local families. The players also visited an orphanage and local schools to spend time with underprivileged youth. “Being able to be around the kids and see the excitement on their face. I see what kind of stuff they go through and I see how they live. I realize they can use a lot of help and I’ve been more than fortunate to be able to help them.”
  • Born Cornellius Carradine, he was given the nickname “Tank” by his mom. He always used to have a little toy army tank with him. “I could never go anywhere without that army tank,” he said. “I just had to have it with me, and I used to always push people over, try to run over people.” His mom still has that tank. 
  • Just prior to entering high school, Carradine, a Cincinnati native,  frequented Bengals games every chance he could. “At the time, I was playing Pee-Wee football and I was also a big fan of Justin Smith. I remember many of the players, including Justin, came and painted our youth center, so I got a chance to meet him.” Carradine continued, “He was my favorite player, first-round draft pick. It’s crazy that I played with him. I always wanted to talk football with him and ask him questions,I’m always asked him about how to identify run or pass, tips that the offensive line give away, things like that.”
  • Carradine loves animals and once owned a large collection of exotic pets, including snakes, lizards, ferrets, a monkey, a bird, piranhas and a shark. “I could see myself doing animal research working in a zoo,” he said.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 57 40 17 4.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 SF 13 0 18 10 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 SF 14 1 22 14 8 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 SF 9 0 17 16 1 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 SF 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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