Carpenter played his first four NFL seasons with the Oilers, until a change in coaches and offensive philosophy let him become available for the Giants, who had their eye on him for some time. An energetic player, Carpenter would immediately become an integral part of New York's running game.
In ten games with Big Blue during the 1981 regular season, 8 of them starts, Carpenter racked up 748 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns, as well as 201 receiving yards.
Parts of four more seasons would be spent in the backfield of Big Blue by Carpenter. All told, he racked up 2,572 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns with the Giants during the regular season.
Did you know......Carpenter has four sons who have played football collegiately?