Markell Carter

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Markell Carter
Free agent
Position: Linebacker/Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-29) July 29, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Bartlesville (OK)
College: Central Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 0
Games started: 0
Fumbles recovered: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Games played: 0
Games started: 0
Fumbles recovered: 0
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Markell Carter (born July 29, 1989) is a gridiron football middle linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 194th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has a 2-year-old daughter named Teagan and a dog-son named Reggie.

Early life[edit]

Markell was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on July 29, 1989 and later graduated from Bartlesville High School. He then attended Central Arkansas and played football for the UCA Bears.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 3/8 in 252 lb 4.70 s 1.71 s 2.74 s 4.45 s 7.43 s 35 1/2 in 10 ft 1 in 17 reps N/A
All values from NFL Draft Scout[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

After the 2011 NFL Lockout, Carter finally signed with the Patriots [2] and reported to training camp as one of the first two rookies to sign with the team along with tight end Lee Smith. He was released during final cuts but almost immediately re-signed to the practice squad. He was again released on June 7, 2012.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Carter signed with the Calgary Stampeders on March 11, 2013.[3][4] In June, 2013, the Stampeders released Carter before training camp opened.[5]

Orlando Predators[edit]

Carter was assigned to the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League on July 25, 2013. He was with the Predators during their playoff game, but did not play. After the season, his contract expired making him a free agent.

Pittsburgh Power[edit]

Carter was assigned to the Pittsburgh Power on October 24, 2013.

Orlando Predators[edit]

On February 6, 2014, Carter was traded to the Predators, along with Ben Ossai, for Prechae Rodriguez.[6]

Colorado Ice[edit]

On March 12, 2014, Carter signed with the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Markell Carter, DS #21 OLB, Central Arkansas". 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Patriots sign two rookies and 12 undrafted free agents". 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Former Alabama Crimson Tide DL Alex Watkins signs with CFL's Calgary Stampeders". BoxscoreNews.com. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stamps sign four with NFL experience, release Obby Khan". Calgary Herald. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stampeders cut Carter loose". www.examiner-enterprise.com. Stephens Media LLC. June 3, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Predators Complete Two Trades Thursday Night". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2014.