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Robert Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (born April 20, 1955 in Lancaster, Ohio) is a former American football running back. He is the father of linebacker Bobby Carpenter, former University of Cincinnati linebacker Johnathan Carpenter, former Marshall University linebacker George Carpenter, and former Ohio defensive back Nathan Carpenter. He currently resides in Lancaster, Ohio and is a teacher and head coach of the Lancaster High School football team. He is a graduate of Miami University. He was best known for playing in the National Football League where he rushed for 4,363 yards in a ten-year career with the Houston Oilers, New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. His son Bobby noted on his radio show in Columbus, Ohio, he was once offered a car in return for signing with Purdue for college football.

Rob Carpenter
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Born: (1955-04-20) April 20, 1955 (age 64)
Lancaster, Ohio
Career information
Position(s)Running back
CollegeMiami (OH)
NFL draft1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
As player
1977–1981Houston Oilers
1981–1985New York Giants
1986Los Angeles Rams
Career stats