Gerald Carter

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Gerald Carter
No. 87
Date of birth (1957-06-19) June 19, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Bryan, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Texas A&M
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 9 / Pick 240
Career history
As player
1980 New York Jets
1981–1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

Gerald Louis Carter (born June 19, 1957 in Bryan, Texas), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 9th round of the 1980 NFL Draft. A 6'1", 190-lb. wide receiver from Texas A&M, Carter played in 8 NFL seasons from 1980 to 1987. Carter's peak performance in his career came during the 1984 season for the Buccaneers when he caught 60 receptions for 816 yards and 5 touchdowns.