Rubin Carter (American football)

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Rubin Carter
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive Line Coach
Team Purdue
Conference Big Ten
Annual salary $200,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1952-12-12) December 12, 1952 (age 62)
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater Miami (FL)
Playing career
Miami (FL)
Denver Broncos
Position(s) Defensive Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Denver Broncos (DL)
Howard (DL)
Miami Killian High School (DL)
San Jose State (DL)
Maryland (DL)
Washington Redskins (DL)
New York Jets (DL)
Temple (DL)
Florida A&M
New Mexico (DL)
Towson (DL)
Purdue (DL)
Head coaching record
Overall 16-17[2]

Rubin Carter is a former defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, and current College football defensive lineman coach for Purdue University. He is the father of Andre Carter. From 2005-2007, Carter was the Head Coach of the Florida A&M Rattlers football team. Carter has been the defensive line coach at the University of New Mexico under head coach Mike Locksley. Carter graduated from Fort Lauderdale's Stranahan High School in 1971.[citation needed] Rubin Carter was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Carter is African-American.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Florida A&M[edit]

In July 2005, Carter replaced Billy Joe to become the new head coach at Florida A&M University. In the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Carter compiled 6–5 and 7–4 records, respectively. After compiling a 3-8 record in the 2007 season, Florida A&M fired Carter, citing that the university needed to "move in a new direction" by winning more games and generating more money.[4]


On February 28, 2013, Carter was hired as the defensive line coach for the Purdue Boilermakers football team.[5]

Coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Florida A&M Rattlers (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2005–2007)
2005 Florida A&M 6–5 5–3 4th
2006 Florida A&M 7–4 5–4 4th
2007 Florida A&M 3–8 2–7 9th
Florida A&M: 16–17 12–14
Total: 16–17
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. ^ Mike Carmin. "Where Purdue football assistants salaries rank". Gannett. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rubin Carter Coaching Profile". Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Kallestad, Brent (2007-11-20). "Florida A&M fires football coach; athletic director resigns". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  5. ^ Adam Rittenburg (February 28, 2013). "Purdue hires Carter as defensive line coach". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 17, 2013.