Class of 2020
From Helena High to a Griz then on to the NFL
Daniel Roy Carpenter is an American football placekicker. In 2004, after playing ball as a Bengal at Helena High, he was asked to play in the Montana East-West Shrine Football Game.
After playing college football for the University of Montana, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Carpenter was released by the Dophins in 2011 and picked up by the Buffalo Bills for which Carpenter was “grateful”. At that time, he and his wife, Kaela, were about to welcome their first child to the family. After 10 years in the NFL, Carpenter, Kaela, and their children now reside on a farm near Plentywood, MT.