LaDarius Markeis Gunter Sr. (born May 13, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami, and was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

 

 

Early years

Gunter attended Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, participating in football and track and field. He played cornerback, safety, and outside linebacker for the Volunteers.[16] Gunter also set personal records of 22.93 in the 200 and 1:03.45 in the 400 meters.[17] However, he was unable to go to a top football program out of high school due to low test scores[2]

College career

Gunter attended Fort Scott Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Miami.[3] During his first year at Miami in 2012, Gunter played in 12 games with five starts.[4] He recorded 27 tackles and one interception.[5] As a junior in 2013, Gunter started all 13 games.[6] He finished with 46 tackles and three interceptions. As a senior in 2014, he again started all 13 games and had 28 tackles and two interceptions.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40‑yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20‑ss3‑coneVert jumpBroadBP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.69 s1.68 s2.75 s4.41 s7.18 s33.5 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
12 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[7][18]

Green Bay Packers

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Gunter signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 8, 2015.[16] He recorded eight tackles and an interception in the preseason, earning him a spot on the Packers' 53-man roster.[16]

On September 12, 2017, Gunter was released by the Packers.[16]

Carolina Panthers

On September 13, 2017, Gunter was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[16]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

YearTeamGGSTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2015GB802200.000000.00000
2016GB1615545040.0012000.00020
2017GB100000.000000.00000
Total2515565240.0012000.00020
Source:

Postseason

YearTeamGGSTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2015GB101100.001000.00000
2016GB33131300.002000.00000
Total43141400.003000.00000
Source: