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Captain Munnerlyn
CB #41
Height:
5-8
Weight:
195
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 77 282 219 63 5.5 0 39 7 5 230 -- 74
2013 CAR 16 74 48 26 3.5 0 12 2 2 86 43 45
2012 CAR 16 61 48 13 0 0 9 2 2 107 53.5 74
2011 CAR 14 58 43 15 2 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 45 41 4 0 0 12 3 1 37 12.3 37
2009 CAR 15 44 39 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 77 5 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 CAR 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 CAR 14 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 15 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 -- 1 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 77 75 677 9 37 0 11 0 21 5
2013 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 14 72 5.1 20 0 1 0 5 1
2011 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 30 327 10.9 37 0 6 0 6 2
2009 CAR 15 31 278 9 37 0 4 0 10 2
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 77 4 119 29.8 64 0 2 1 0 0
2013 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 2 87 43.5 64 0 2 1 0 0
2009 CAR 15 1 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left hamstring by Carolina (12/23/11)...Selected by Carolina in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft (4/26/09).

GP/GS
Career (77/50) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/11); 2011 (14/14); 2010 (16/5); 2009 (15/4).

2013
Started 16 games at cornerback for Carolina...Collected two interceptions and led the team with a career-high 13 passes defensed...Tied team record with two interception returns for touchdowns in a season, previously accomplished by Eric Davis in 1998, Mike Minter in 2003 and himself in 2012...Ranks first in franchise history with five interception returns for touchdowns...Five interception returns for touchdowns through first five seasons tie for the most for any NFL player that began his career since 1970...Finished third on the team with a career-high 86 tackles...Posted a career-high 3.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded four tackles...At Minnesota (10/13): Ripped the ball away from Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to force a fumble...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Generated two takeaways...Intercepted a pass by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford on the first offensive play of the game and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown...Tied franchise record with four career interception returns for touchdowns...Marked second fastest touchdown to start a game in team history, coming 21 seconds into the game...Bettered by a 93-yard opening kickoff return by Steve Smith 17 seconds into the game at Minnesota (9/9/01)...Recovered a fumble by Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin to set up a field goal...At Miami (11/24): Compiled a single-game career-high and team-leading 13 tackles...Only time all season that a player other than Thomas Davis or Luke Kuechly led the Panthers tackles...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Set franchise record with fifth career interception return for a touchdown, surpassing previous mark of four by Minter from 1997-2006...Picked off a pass by Jets quarterback Geno Smith and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown...Established a single-game career high with two sacks...Secured Smith for losses of seven and eight yards...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Gathered 1.5 sacks...Blitzed Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a five-yard sack and combined with defensive end Greg Hardy to sack Brees for a five-yard loss.

2012
Played in 16 games with 11 starts for Carolina...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions...Tied team record with two interception returns for touchdowns in a season, previously accomplished by Eric Davis in 1998 and Mike Minter in 2003...Ranks second in franchise history with three interception returns for touchdowns behind Minter with four...Produced a career-high 66 tackles, six passes defensed and two quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Started 11 of the last 12 games at left cornerback after Chris Gamble suffered a season-ending injury...Averaged 5.1 yards on a team-high 14 punt returns with a long of 20 yards and five fair catches...Returned one kickoff for 17 yards...Added two special teams tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Intercepted a pass by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown...Vs. Denver (11/11): Matched career high of seven tackles...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/18): Picked off a pass by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown...At New Orleans (12/30): Equaled career high of seven tackles.

2011
Started a career-high 14 games at right cornerback for Carolina...Suffered a strained left hamstring at Houston (12/18) and was placed on injured reserve (12/23)...Produced a career-high 55 tackles to go along with two sacks, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed...Accounted for six special teams tackles...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Registered first career sack, dropping Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a six-yard loss on a blitz...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Sacked Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder for a one-yard loss...Stripped and recovered a fumble by Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin.

2010
Played in 16 games with five starts for Carolina...Posted 47 tackles and one forced fumble...Tied for second on the team with three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown...Ranked first with 10 passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Led the Panthers with a 10.9-yard punt return average on 30 returns for 327 yards with a long of 37 yards...Made six fair catches...Returned two kickoffs for 87 yards...Started five of the last six games, not starting at Pittsburgh (12/23) when Carolina opened with five defensive linemen...Vs. Cincinnati (9/26): Snagged first career interception, victimizing Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer...At Tampa Bay (11/14): Equaled career long with a 37-yard punt return...At Cleveland (11/28): Made first start of the season...Stepped in front of a pass by Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme for an interception and returned the heist 37 yards for a touchdown...At Seattle (12/5): Picked off a pass by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

2009
Played in 15 games with four starts...Served as Carolina's primary nickel back and punt returner...Posted 43 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Averaged 9.0 yards on 31 punt returns with a long of 37 yards...Returned one kickoff for 15 yards...Notched four special teams tackles...Started versus Buffalo (10/25), at New Orleans (11/8), at New England (12/13) and versus Minnesota (12/20) when the Panthers opened with five defensive backs...Inactive versus Tampa Bay (12/6) with a concussion...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At New England (12/13): Recovered a fumble by Patriots running back Sammy Morris...At New York Giants (12/27): Forced a fumble by Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the last play of the first half.

COLLEGE
Played in 36 games with 28 starts at South Carolina...Entered NFL following junior season...Finished career with 127 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...Averaged 22.8 yards on 33 kickoff returns and 7.6 yards on 37 punt returns...2008 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Returned nine kickoffs for 218 yards, including an 84-yarder against Kentucky, and 18 punts for 118 yards...Scored a touchdown on an 81-yard blocked field goal return against Kentucky...2007 (So.): First-team All-SEC choice...Played in 11 games with 10 starts for the Gamecocks' fourth-rated pass defense...Posted 47 tackles, three interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Generated a 21.5-yard kickoff return average on 12 returns and 9.2-yard punt return average on 18 returns...2006 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with five starts...Collected 36 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed...Notched 12 kickoff returns for 278 yards and one punt return for no yards.

PERSONAL
Attended Murphy HS in Mobile, Ala....Majored in criminal justice at South Carolina.

TRANSACTIONS
Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left hamstring by Carolina (12/23/11)...Selected by Carolina in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft (4/26/09).

GP/GS
Career (77/50) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/11); 2011 (14/14); 2010 (16/5); 2009 (15/4).

2013
Started 16 games at cornerback for Carolina...Collected two interceptions and led the team with a career-high 13 passes defensed...Tied team record with two interception returns for touchdowns in a season, previously accomplished by Eric Davis in 1998, Mike Minter in 2003 and himself in 2012...Ranks first in franchise history with five interception returns for touchdowns...Five interception returns for touchdowns through first five seasons tie for the most for any NFL player that began his career since 1970...Finished third on the team with a career-high 86 tackles...Posted a career-high 3.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded four tackles...At Minnesota (10/13): Ripped the ball away from Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to force a fumble...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Generated two takeaways...Intercepted a pass by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford on the first offensive play of the game and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown...Tied franchise record with four career interception returns for touchdowns...Marked second fastest touchdown to start a game in team history, coming 21 seconds into the game...Bettered by a 93-yard opening kickoff return by Steve Smith 17 seconds into the game at Minnesota (9/9/01)...Recovered a fumble by Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin to set up a field goal...At Miami (11/24): Compiled a single-game career-high and team-leading 13 tackles...Only time all season that a player other than Thomas Davis or Luke Kuechly led the Panthers tackles...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Set franchise record with fifth career interception return for a touchdown, surpassing previous mark of four by Minter from 1997-2006...Picked off a pass by Jets quarterback Geno Smith and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown...Established a single-game career high with two sacks...Secured Smith for losses of seven and eight yards...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Gathered 1.5 sacks...Blitzed Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a five-yard sack and combined with defensive end Greg Hardy to sack Brees for a five-yard loss.

2012
Played in 16 games with 11 starts for Carolina...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions...Tied team record with two interception returns for touchdowns in a season, previously accomplished by Eric Davis in 1998 and Mike Minter in 2003...Ranks second in franchise history with three interception returns for touchdowns behind Minter with four...Produced a career-high 66 tackles, six passes defensed and two quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Started 11 of the last 12 games at left cornerback after Chris Gamble suffered a season-ending injury...Averaged 5.1 yards on a team-high 14 punt returns with a long of 20 yards and five fair catches...Returned one kickoff for 17 yards...Added two special teams tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Intercepted a pass by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown...Vs. Denver (11/11): Matched career high of seven tackles...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/18): Picked off a pass by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown...At New Orleans (12/30): Equaled career high of seven tackles.

2011
Started a career-high 14 games at right cornerback for Carolina...Suffered a strained left hamstring at Houston (12/18) and was placed on injured reserve (12/23)...Produced a career-high 55 tackles to go along with two sacks, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed...Accounted for six special teams tackles...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Registered first career sack, dropping Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a six-yard loss on a blitz...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Sacked Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder for a one-yard loss...Stripped and recovered a fumble by Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin.

2010
Played in 16 games with five starts for Carolina...Posted 47 tackles and one forced fumble...Tied for second on the team with three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown...Ranked first with 10 passes defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Led the Panthers with a 10.9-yard punt return average on 30 returns for 327 yards with a long of 37 yards...Made six fair catches...Returned two kickoffs for 87 yards...Started five of the last six games, not starting at Pittsburgh (12/23) when Carolina opened with five defensive linemen...Vs. Cincinnati (9/26): Snagged first career interception, victimizing Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer...At Tampa Bay (11/14): Equaled career long with a 37-yard punt return...At Cleveland (11/28): Made first start of the season...Stepped in front of a pass by Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme for an interception and returned the heist 37 yards for a touchdown...At Seattle (12/5): Picked off a pass by Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

2009
Played in 15 games with four starts...Served as Carolina's primary nickel back and punt returner...Posted 43 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Averaged 9.0 yards on 31 punt returns with a long of 37 yards...Returned one kickoff for 15 yards...Notched four special teams tackles...Started versus Buffalo (10/25), at New Orleans (11/8), at New England (12/13) and versus Minnesota (12/20) when the Panthers opened with five defensive backs...Inactive versus Tampa Bay (12/6) with a concussion...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At New England (12/13): Recovered a fumble by Patriots running back Sammy Morris...At New York Giants (12/27): Forced a fumble by Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the last play of the first half.

COLLEGE
Played in 36 games with 28 starts at South Carolina...Entered NFL following junior season...Finished career with 127 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...Averaged 22.8 yards on 33 kickoff returns and 7.6 yards on 37 punt returns...2008 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Returned nine kickoffs for 218 yards, including an 84-yarder against Kentucky, and 18 punts for 118 yards...Scored a touchdown on an 81-yard blocked field goal return against Kentucky...2007 (So.): First-team All-SEC choice...Played in 11 games with 10 starts for the Gamecocks' fourth-rated pass defense...Posted 47 tackles, three interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Generated a 21.5-yard kickoff return average on 12 returns and 9.2-yard punt return average on 18 returns...2006 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with five starts...Collected 36 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed...Notched 12 kickoff returns for 278 yards and one punt return for no yards.

PERSONAL
Attended Murphy HS in Mobile, Ala....Majored in criminal justice at South Carolina.

 

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