Meet Our #1 Supporter Rashad “Roc” Carmichael of the Houston Texans

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Rashad “Roc Carmichael of the Houston Texans. Roc is a proud member of who leads by example both on and off the field. We at Sportrait want to thank Roc for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

Roc preparing for the future!

Selected by Houston Texans in the 2011 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE CAREER: Started 27-of-54 games at Virginia Tech – 25 at boundary and two at field cornerback…Recorded 115 tackles (75 solos) with an 18-yard sack, 6.5 stops for losses totaling 34 yards and three quarterback pressures…Added five tackles while performing on the kickoff coverage squad…Deflected 16 passes and intercepted 10 others for 158 yards in returns (17.56 avg)…Returned two of those INTs for touchdowns, ranking behind Victor Hall (four, 2005-08), Don Divers (three,1954-56) and Mike Widger (three, 1967-69) on the school’s all-time record list… His six interceptions in 2009 rank tied for seventh on the school season-record chart…What makes his 10 interceptions even more impressive was the fact that Tech converted six of those turnovers into touchdowns, with two others leading to field goals and one more ending a game in a Tech victory…In man-to-man coverage assignments, Carmichael held his primary targets to 16 receptions for 186 yards (11.63 ypc) and just one touchdown… On his five tackles during kickoff coverage assignments, three of those hits came inside the 20-yard line, as he was the first player down field on six kickoffs and broke up the wedge six other times.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Gwynn Park (Brandywine, Md.) High School, lettering three times for the varsity as a defensive back and running back for head coach Danny Hayes…Received a two-star prospect rating and was a Maryland Top 25 selection (24th) by…Helped guide the Yellow Jackets to an 11-1 record as a junior before the team finished fourth in the state while capturing the Prince George’s County Class 3A/2A title with a perfect 14-0 mark in 2005…Received All-Mid Atlantic 47 honors from Super Prep, in addition to garnering All-Conference and All-Region honors…Injury problems limited Carmichael to seven games during his senior season, but he still managed to rush for over 800 yards while scoring 11 times on the ground…Added 109 yards on 15 receptions, picked off three passes and recorded 30 tackles…In three varsity seasons, he totaled 115 tackles with 12 interceptions, compiling 1,785 yards and 19 touchdowns rushing…Excelled as a sprinter for the track team, turning in career-bests of 10.55 seconds in the 100 meters and a 21.00 in the 200 meters.

PERSONAL: Graduated with a degree in Human Development and is presently working on a second undergraduate degree (human services)…Cousin, Derrick Hamilton, was a wide receiver at Clemson (2001-03) at Clemson, where he ranks second in school history with 167 catches, fifth with 2,312 receiving yards and tied for fourth with 16 touchdown grabs. He became just the third player in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season (1,026 in 2003), which was the main reason the San Francisco 49ers selected him in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Hamilton was with the 49ers from 2004-06 before joining Tampa Bay in 2007…Son of Mae and the late Bernard Carmichael…Nicknamed “Roc” as a child by his Roc is very close friends with former Virginia Tech defensive end, Jason Worilds. Jason’s brother and Roc’s father were friends for years, having served in the Air Force together…Born Rashad Bernard Carmichael on 9/09/88 in Laurinburg, N.C.…Resides in Clinton, Md.

Roc and the kids!

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