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Alexander Rhys Carter (born October 19, 1994) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played cornerback in college football at Stanford.

Alex Carter
No. 50 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-19) October 19, 1994 (age 24)
Fairfax, Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Ashburn (VA) Briar Woods
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

Carter attended Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, where he recorded over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 50 tackles with five interceptions (one returned for touchdown) as a senior. He helped lead his team to a 12-1 record and a win in the state championship game.[1] He was named Virginia's 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year,[2] and was selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.[3]

Carter also lettered in track & field at Briar Woods, competing during his junior year running the 100 meters, 4x100 and the long jump (6.62m or 21-7). He competed at the state meets and his fastest time in the 100-meter dash was 10.9 seconds.[4]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Carter was ranked as the third-best safety prospect of his class, and drew comparisons to Tyvon Branch.[5] On April 5, 2011, he accepted a scholarship offer and announced his commitment to Stanford.[6]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman in 2012, Carter played in all 14 games with starts in the last 8 games at cornerback.[7] He recorded 46 tackles, including three tackles for loss, and led his team with three forced fumbles. In 2013, he started all 13 games, recording 59 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception, team-high seven pass breakups. In 2014, he started all 13 games, recording 41 tackles with one interception and a team leading nine pass breakups.

On December 31, 2014, he announced he would forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
32 18 in
(0.82 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.51 s 4.07 s 7.05 s 40 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Detroit LionsEdit

Carter was drafted 80th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft.[10] The Lions traded up with the Minnesota Vikings for the pick, giving away their own third-round pick (88th overall, Vikings picked Danielle Hunter) and their fifth-round pick (143rd overall, Vikings picked MyCole Pruitt).[10]

On September 3, 2016, Carter was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on December 24, 2016.[13]

Carter was converted to safety during the 2017 offseason. He was waived by the Lions on September 2, 2017.[14]

New England PatriotsEdit

On October 9, 2017, Carter was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad, but was released three days later.[15][16]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On November 14, 2017, Carter was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.[17] He was released on November 21, 2017.[18]

Chicago BearsEdit

On November 27, 2017, Carter was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad.[19] He was released on December 12, 2017.[20]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)Edit

On December 19, 2017, Carter was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad.[21] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks on January 2, 2018.[22] He was waived on August 2, 2018.[23]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On August 12, 2018, Carter signed with the Carolina Panthers.[24] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[25]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On December 18, 2018, Carter was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad.[26] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2018.[27] He was waived on April 30, 2019.[28]

Personal lifeEdit

Carter's father, Tom, was a first-round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Briar Woods makes almost-perfect run to 2nd state football title
  2. ^ Carter named Gatorade Player of the Year
  3. ^ "Briar Woods' Carter Selected for Army All-American Bowl". Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Alex Carter - Yahoo Sports
  6. ^ Briar Woods WR/DB Alex Carter commits to Stanford
  7. ^ Alex Carter Stanford's freshman starter
  8. ^ Stanford CB Alex Carter decides to enter 2015 NFL Draft
  9. ^ Alex Carter declares for 2015 NFL Draft
  10. ^ a b Twentyman, Tim (May 1, 2015). "Detroit Lions trade up, draft cornerback Alex Carter". Detroit Lions. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad". DetroitLions.com. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lions sign CB Alex Carter to active roster from practice squad". DetroitLions.com. December 24, 2016. Archived from the original on December 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Patriots make changes to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 9, 2017. Archived from the original on January 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Patriots make changes to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 12, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  17. ^ Boyle, John (November 14, 2017). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  18. ^ Boyle, John (November 21, 2017). "Seahawks Waive Defensive End Dwight Freeney". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "Alex Carter signed to Bears practice squad". 247Sports.com. November 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Bears Sign LB Jonathan Anderson & DL Caushaud Lyons To Practice Squad". December 12, 2017.
  21. ^ Boyle, John (December 19, 2017). "Seahawks Waive LB Kache Palacio". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on January 24, 2018.
  22. ^ Boyle, John (January 2, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Six To 2018 Future Contracts". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018.
  23. ^ Boyle, John (August 2, 2018). "Seahawks Sign CB Jeremy Boykins & LB Josh Forrest; Waive S Alex Carter & TE Je'Ron Hamm". Seahawks.com.
  24. ^ "Panthers sign defensive back Alex Carter". Panthers.com. August 12, 2018.
  25. ^ Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts". Panthers.com.
  26. ^ "Redskins Sign Harlan Miller, Place Joshua Holsey On Injured Reserve". Redskins.com. December 18, 2018.
  27. ^ "Redskins Sign Marcus Smith And Alex Carter, Place Colt McCoy And Jordan Reed On Injured Reserve". Redskins.com. December 27, 2018.
  28. ^ "Redskins Sign Eight College Free Agents". Redskins.com. April 30, 2019.

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