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 NFL.com

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.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyle Carter
TE
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.

Sources:

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College career[edit]

2011[edit]

Carter redshirted his freshman season.

2012[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Award Winners" (PDF). Big Ten Football. Big Ten Conference. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Hinnen, Jerry. "2012 All-Freshman Team". CBSSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Freshman All-American Team". Scout.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Matt. "Sporting News' 2012 Freshman All-American team". NCAA Football - Sporting News. SportingNews.com. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 10, 2012). "2012 CFN All-Freshman Team". College Football News. Scout.com. 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". AltoonaMirror.com. The Altoona Mirror. 
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. 
  13. ^ "Vikings Sign 9 Players To Practice Squad". Vikings.com. 
  14. ^ Peters, Craig (October 25, 2016). "Vikings Announce 6 Practice Squad Moves". Vikings.com. 
  15. ^ Peters, Craig (December 13, 2016). "Vikings Make 2 Practice Squad Moves". Vikings.com. 
  16. ^ Peters, Craig (January 2, 2017). "Vikings Sign 9 Practice Squad Players to Futures Contracts". Vikings.com. 
  17. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". Vikings.com. September 2, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Vikings Sign 7 Players To Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ Peters, Craig (December 15, 2017). "Vikings Elevate Kyle Carter, Place Blake Bell on IR". Vikings.com. 
  20. ^ Peters, Craig (January 13, 2018). "Vikings Activate Sam Bradford". Vikings.com. 

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