Brandon Carter (American football)

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Brandon Carter
No. 60
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-10) September 10, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Longview (TX) Spring Hill
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 1
Games started: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at

Brandon Scott Carter (born September 10, 1986) is a professional wrestler, formerly signed to WWE, where he worked in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling under the name TAC, and a former American football guard who played in the National Football League. Carter played college football for Texas Tech University and received All-American honors. After his college career, he was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

Early years[edit]

Carter was born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.[1] At Spring Hill High School in Longview, Texas, he played nose guard and defensive tackle until his senior season, when he broke his hand, causing him to play offensive line.[2]

College career[edit]

Carter attended Texas Tech University, where he played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 2006 to 2009. In the 2008 regular season, he allowed only one sack.[2] In 2009, Carter was listed at No. 15 on′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[3] He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy watch list.[4] On September 27, 2009, Carter was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.[5] He was reinstated on October 4, after missing only a single game.[6]

He is remembered for his intense personality, multi-colored mohawk, and wrestling style face paint while at Texas Tech.[7][8]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Carter was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints on April 24, 2010. He was released by the Saints on September 13.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 14, 2010. Carter was waived/injured on August 29, 2011.

Professional wrestling[edit]

Carter signed a developmental deal with the WWE in 2012 and would report to their developmental territory NXT Wrestling, where he was known as TAC.[9] On January 14, 2013, Carter was released from his contract.[10]

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Brandon Carter, New Orleans Saints. Accessed February 9, 2011. "Born Brandon Scott Carter Sept. 10, 1986 in Lakewood, N.J."
  2. ^ a b "Texas Tech guard's game face a real hit". 
  3. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009). "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings". 
  4. ^ Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009). "2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced". Football Writers Association of America. 
  5. ^ Griffin, Tim (2009-09-27). "Tech's Carter violates team rules". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ Williams, Don (2009-10-04). "Carter reinstated, Potts doubtful for Saturday". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  7. ^ "College football season taught us many life lessons". 
  8. ^ "Campus Clicks". CNN. December 10, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ "SportsDayDFW". 
  10. ^ "Another WWE Release". 
  11. ^ "2007 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". 
  12. ^ "2008 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". 
  13. ^ "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. 
  14. ^ "Associated Press names 2008 All-America Team". 

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