- High School/Other
- 5' 11"
- 186 lbs.
- Gwynn Park
- Clinton, Md.
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The leader of a secondary that ranks second in the country in total interceptions … Started and played in 12 games, recording 35 tackles, including 1.5 for loss … Has four interceptions and seven pass breakups.
2010: Was in on five tackles, including one behind the line, during the Boise State game … Also broke up a pass … Had two tackles against JMU … Picked off two passes against East Carolina, returning one 68 yards for a key touchdown … His performance helped earn him ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors … Was in on four tackles at BC … Posted four tackles and broke up a pass at NC State … Broke up two passes and added four tackles against Central Michigan … Collected a tackle for loss during the Wake Forest game … Intercepted a pass against Duke and broke up two other passes … Insured the win over Georgia Tech with an interception in the end zone during the final seconds … Returned a kickoff 22 yards against UNC and added three tackles … Played sparingly at Miami after twisting an ankle early in the game … Missed the Virginia game … Returned to action in the second half of the ACC Championship Game against FSU.
2009: Played the second-most defensive plays on the team (737) during the regular season … Ranked fifth in tackles with 55, including four behind the line … Had six pass breakups and six QB hurries … Started on the extra point and field goal block teams and works with three other special team units … Played every defensive down at field corner against Alabama, collecting four tackles … Also contributed 12 plays on special teams … Contributed three tackles, two pass breakups and two QB hurries in the Marshall game … Intercepted a pass to clinch a win in the final seconds of the Nebraska game … Chipped in eight tackles, including one behind the line, in that game … Played every defensive play in the Miami game, registering five tackles and returning an interception 28 yards to set up a Tech touchdown … Had eight tackles in the Duke game … Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 22-yard interception return against Boston College … Broke up a pass and had two tackles at Georgia Tech … Turned in a tackle for loss, six total tackles and an interception against UNC … Contributed another pick during the win at East Carolina … Also had four tackles, one behind the line … Posted four tackles, one for a 7-yard loss, and broke up a pass at Maryland … Had six tackles, including a sack, and broke up a pass against NC State … Picked up five tackles at Virginia … Intercepted a Tennessee pass and returned it 9 yards to set up Tech’s first TD during the Chick-fil-A Bowl win … Had a personal-best 350-pound front squat during winter workouts … Only worked on Mondays and Saturdays during the spring due to classes and an internship … Still earned the Don Williams Team United Award as the defensive player who put the team first during spring practice … Had a pair of tackles and broke up a pass during the Maroon-White game.
2008: Started in the East Carolina game and saw action in every game, including eight on defense … Played all 67 defensive plays with three tackles and a pass breakup … Worked 15 defensive downs and 10 special team plays against Furman … Contributed a tackle and a breakup … Saw two plays at corner and nine on special teams at UNC … Saw special team action only during the Nebraska game … Was in on a pair of tackles, while working at corner for 29 plays against WKU … Played 10 snaps at corner at BC with a pair of tackles … Was in on 14 special team plays and picked up a tackle at Florida State … Worked four plays at corner and 10 on special teams against Maryland … Played a couple of downs on defense and picked up a tackle on special teams during the Duke game … Picked up seven special team plays against Virginia … Was in on a tackle during his 11 special team plays against BC in the ACC title game … Picked up another tackle in the Orange Bowl and finished the season with 12 total … Clocked the fastest time on the team in the 40 during off-season testing at 4.26 seconds … Was the leading tackler in the spring Maroon-White game with a total of six hits, including one for a 9-yard loss.
2007: Started on the punt team in the opening game with ECU … Saw action on 20 plays at corner at LSU, collecting a pair of tackles … Played six plays at corner against Ohio and had a tackle for loss … Made three tackles while playing 50 snaps at corner against W&M … Was in for seven defensive plays at Clemson with one tackle … Played 15 defensive downs and 11 special team plays against Duke … Had nine plays on special teams against Boston College … Collected six plays on defense and six on special teams at GT … Worked four plays at corner against FSU … Got 14 plays at corner against Miami … Saw action on special teams against Virginia and BC … Played in all 14 games, compiling eight total tackles, including one behind the line … Had one pass breakup … Turned in a personal-best 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during the off-season and was timed at 4.37 in the 40 … Worked some at both corner spots during the spring.
2006: Was redshirted while working on the scout team … Turned in the fastest time in the 40 among the incoming freshmen with a time of 4.44 … Showed improvement on all four major lifts during strength and conditioning testing.
High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Danny Hayes at Gwynn Park … Played running back and defensive back … Helped team to a 14-0 mark and a state championship in 2005, rushing for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns … Caught 15 passes for 109 yards … Had three interceptions and 30 tackles on defense … Only played seven games due to injury … Rushed for 157 yards and two TDs in one of those games … Named all-conference and all-region … Had five interceptions as a junior … Compiled 1,785 career rushing yards and 19 touchdowns … Posted 12 career interceptions and 115 tackles … Was named a scholar athlete all three varsity seasons … Rated the No. 23 player on the Mid-Atlantic 47 team by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 24 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state ranking … Was a sprinter in track, turning in a 10.55 time in the 100 meters and a 21.00 in the 200 meters.
Personal: Rashad Bernard Carmichael … Born 9/9/88 in Laurinburg, NC … Son of the late Bernard Carmichael and Mae Carmichael … Goes by ‘Rock’ … Cousin is former Clemson and current San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Derrick Hamilton … A 2010 Tech graduate in human development … Will work toward a second undergraduate major.