Tony Carter (cornerback)

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Tony Lamar Carter Jr. (born May 24, 1986)[1][2] is an American football coach and former cornerback. He played college football at Florida State, and signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was also a member of the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.

American football player and coach
Tony Carter

Carter during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 25, 29, 32
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-24) May 24, 1986 (age 35)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-ACC (2007, 2008)
  • 2× Second-team All-ACC (2005, 2006)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 49
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 3
Interceptions: 3
Defensive touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

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Carter attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, FL, where he played football as a cornerback, quarterback, and wide receiver along with Running Back Johnny Hunt. As a senior, he had four interceptions, two blocked kicks, and five touchdowns and earned third-team all-state honors. He was rated the second best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. Carter was a member of the East Squad in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He also participated in track and field, reaching the state finals in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior.

Following high school, Carter chose to attend Florida State University over Tennessee and North Carolina. After redshirting in 2004, Carter started all 13 games at cornerback as a freshman in 2005. His 12 pass break-ups ranked first on the team, and added 41 tackles, including four for a loss, as well as one interception. He earned first-team Freshman All-American honors as well as being named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team.

After missing the first two games of his 2006 sophomore season with a knee injury, Carter went on to start the final 11 games of the season. He ranked second on the team with two interceptions, both of which Carter returned for touchdowns. Carter also added a blocked field goal return for a touchdown and a blocked PAT return for two points. His 20 points scored ranked seventh on the team. He finished the season with 27 tackles and was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the team’s Emerald Bowl victory.

As a junior in 2007, Carter started all 13 games at cornerback, finishing with 45 tackles on the season, his career high. He also set a career mark with four interceptions, while tying the team lead with six pass break-ups and was First-Team All ACC. In 2008, as a senior, Carter again started all 13 games, ending his Florida State career with a 33-game starting streak. He finished the season with 25 tackles and two interceptions and earned first-team All-ACC honors.

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