2017 (True Freshman): Made his collegiate debut in Georgia Tech’s fifth game of the season at Miami (Oct. 14) and played in five of the final six games of the season … Saw action primarily on special teams, with both of his tackles (Nov. 4 at Virginia, Nov. 18 at Duke) coming in punt coverage.
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports … Named first-team all-state as a senior by RecruitGeorgia.com … Also an all-region, all-district and all-area honoree … Versatile athlete played defensive back, wide receiver and returned kicks during his prep career … Had the longest kickoff return in school history as a senior … Four-year letterwinner and three-year captain … Coached by Eric McNair … Also played basketball for two seasons and was two-year captain of track and field team, participating in long jump and high jump … Honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Tariq Marquese Carpenter … Born Dec. 28, 1998 in Little Rock, Ark. … Son of Theron and Demetria Fiffie … Is one of nine siblings … Mother, Demetria Fiffie, played basketball at Central Methodist University (1992-96) … Uncle, Thurlos Pearson, played football at Missouri … Tariq began playing football when he was five … Major is undecided but aspires to become a doctor.
Tackles: 1, twice – last at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017
Solo Tackles: 1, twice – last at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017