Kyle Carter

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Kyle Carter
Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-17) December 17, 1992 (age 25)
New Castle, Delaware
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: New Castle (DE) William Penn
College: Penn State
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Kyle T. Carter (born December 17, 1992) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Early years[edit]

Carter was born in New Castle, Delaware to Mitchell and Charlene Carter. He attended William Penn High School where he played for Bill Cole.


US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyle Carter
New Castle, Delaware William Penn High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 4.94 May 27, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 234
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.



College career[edit]


Carter redshirted his freshman season.


Coming into spring practice, Carter was listed fourth on the depth chart. But under new coach Bill O'Brien, Carter began to thrive.[7] Carter has been a key part of the Penn State offense during the season.[8] During week one against Ohio, Carter caught six passes for 74 yards. He caught his first career touchdown pass in week two against Virginia.[9][10] Carter sat out the game on November 3 against Purdue due to an ankle injury.[11]

Professional career[edit]

Carter signed with the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Vikings as part of final roster cuts. [12] The next day, he was signed to the Vikings' practice squad.[13] He was released by the Vikings on October 25, 2016.[14] He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 13, 2016.[15] He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2017.[16]

On September 2, 2017, Carter was waived by the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on December 15, 2017.[19] He was waived by the Vikings on January 13, 2018.[20]


  1. ^ "Big Ten Award Winners" (PDF). Big Ten Football. Big Ten Conference. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Hinnen, Jerry. "2012 All-Freshman Team". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Freshman All-American Team". Microsoft. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Matt. "Sporting News' 2012 Freshman All-American team". NCAA Football - Sporting News. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 10, 2012). "2012 CFN All-Freshman Team". College Football News. Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kyle Carter". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Collins, Donnie. "Penn State tight end Carter thriving in O'Brien's offense". Sports - The Times-Tribune. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Illinois, Penn State both looking at divisional title chances as Big Ten season opens". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 September 2012. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Kyle Carter Stats, News, Video, Pictures, Bio". Penn State Nittany Lions - ESPN. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Penn State Nittany Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers". ESPN. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Giger, Cory. "Penn State-Purdue notebook". The Altoona Mirror. 
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". 
  13. ^ "Vikings Sign 9 Players To Practice Squad". 
  14. ^ Peters, Craig (October 25, 2016). "Vikings Announce 6 Practice Squad Moves". 
  15. ^ Peters, Craig (December 13, 2016). "Vikings Make 2 Practice Squad Moves". 
  16. ^ Peters, Craig (January 2, 2017). "Vikings Sign 9 Practice Squad Players to Futures Contracts". 
  17. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". September 2, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Vikings Sign 7 Players To Practice Squad". September 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ Peters, Craig (December 15, 2017). "Vikings Elevate Kyle Carter, Place Blake Bell on IR". 
  20. ^ Peters, Craig (January 13, 2018). "Vikings Activate Sam Bradford". 

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