Louis Carter

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Louis Carter
No. 33, 32
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-02-06) February 6, 1953 (age 62)
Place of birth: Laurel, Maryland
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Debuted in 1975
Last played in 1978
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing Yards 940
Average 2.9
Touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Edward Carter (born February 6, 1953 in Laurel, Maryland) is a former running back in the National Football League. He played for the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Was a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 1975 having been the MVP of the Coaches' All-American college all-star game in his senior year at Maryland. Came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft of 1976 and became a valuable member of the Buc offense during its first three seasons as a running back and occasional receiver out of the backfield. Also threw the first TD pass in franchise history when he was stopped at the line of scrimmage in a game against the Seahawks and then lobbed the ball across the line to receiver Morris Owens for an unlikely one-yard score. Carried the ball 11 times for 27 yards in his rookie season in Oakland and also had two receptions for 29 yards. Never played again in the NFL after leaving Tampa Bay.[1]

Season Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yds TD Y/G Rec Yds TD Y/G
1972 MD 11 119 474 5 4.0 14 85 1 6.1
1973 MD 11 218 801 14 3.7 12 99 0 8.3
1974 MD 12 246 1056 6 4.3 26 270 1 10.4 [2]

Career stats[edit]

Season Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Lng R/G Y/G
1975 OAK 8 0 11 27 0 11 2.5 3.4 1.4 2 39 0 22 0.3 4.9
1976 TAM 14 8 171 521 1 26 3.0 37.2 12.2 20 135 0 19 1.4 9.6
1977 TAM 14 1 59 117 2 20 2.0 8.4 4.2 10 65 0 19 0.7 4.6
1978 TAM 16 5 81 275 1 17 3.4 17.2 5.1 19 139 0 17 1.2 8.7 [3]

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