Daniel Roy Carpenter (born November 25, 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American football placekicker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008 after playing college football at the University of Montana.
Carpenter attended Helena High School (Montana), where he was a member of the National Honor Society and had a 3.7 GPA. As a football player at Helena, Carpenter was a two-time all-state and two-time all-league selection as a kicker and punter. During his senior season, he converted 26 of 29 point after attempts and made five field goals with a long of 53 yards. Additionally, he was a first all-conference and second-team all-state selection as a wide receiver, setting school records with 931 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
Carpenter then became the placekicker at the University of Montana as a true freshman in 2004. He went 18-for-29 (62.1 percent) on field-goal attempts while converting all 63 extra-point tries. Carpenter also rushed twice for 17 yards and scored a touchdown. His 123 points that season were the second-highest total in school history, and his performance earned him a second-team All-Big Sky selection.