|Born||November 27, 1987|
|Employer||* Iowa Barnstormers Year 2012 -2013
|Home town||Englewood, NJ|
Carter attended Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey where he participated in both football and basketball. As member of the football team, Carter played both tight end and linebacker.
Carter committed to the University of Virginia on September 12, 2005. Carter was not heavily recruited, receiving FBS scholarships from Illinois and Virginia, as well as one FCS scholarship from Delaware.
Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Carter was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 114th-best inside linebacker in the draft. He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he posted the following numbers during his Virginia pro-day workouts:
Carter was assigned the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League during the 2012 season. Carter re-signed with the Barnstormers for the 2013 season. On April 19, 2013, Carter scored his first professional touchdown, returning a Bernard Morris fumble for a touchdown. After the 2013 season, Carter was named the Barnstormers' Special Teams Player of the Year. Carter was assigned to the Barnstormers again on January 2, 2014.
On March 1, 2014, Carter was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks for future considerations.
Return to Iowa
On May 28, 2014, Carter was traded back to Iowa for future considerations.
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- "Barnstormers Acquire Rookie FB Via Trade". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 17, 2014. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4741067. Retrieved February 18, 2014.