Matt Carter (Canadian football)

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Matt Carter
No. 85     Retired
Date of birth (1986-08-02) August 2, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Kelowna, British Columbia
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) SB
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
University Acadia
High school Mount Boucherie
CFL draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
2009 BC Lions*
20092011 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
20122013 Edmonton Eskimos
20142015 Ottawa Redblacks
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career stats

Matt Carter (born August 2, 1986 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a retired professional Canadian football wide receiver. He was drafted fifth overall by the BC Lions in the 2009 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Acadia Axemen. He was also a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Redblacks.

Professional career[edit]

Carter was drafted by the BC Lions in the first round of the 2009 CFL Draft and signed briefly to their practice roster before he asked to be released so he could return closer to his family in Oakville, Ontario, as they dealt with a family medical issue. Several weeks later, the nearby Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed him to their practice roster.[1] He spent three seasons with the Tiger-Cats until he became a free agent on February 15, 2012. He then signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on February 22, 2012.[2] After spending two seasons with the Eskimos, he signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Redblacks on February 11, 2014.[3] After two seasons in Ottawa Carter retired from professional football in January 2016, citing concussions as the main reason for his decision.[4]


  1. ^ Edwards, Drew (2009-07-14). "Mom, pop and Cats welcome Carter to Ontario". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ Esks add Canadian wide receiver
  3. ^ [FA14: REDBLACKS ink trio of free agents]
  4. ^ "Matt Carter's the latest CFL player to retire over concussions, speak about it". Yahoo Sports Canada. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 

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