Grant Carter (born September 30, 1970) is a former Canadian football defensive end and linebacker in the Canadian Football League who played for the Baltimore CFL Colts, Montreal Alouettes, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football for the Pacific Tigers.
Harold Peter "Harry/Bud" Grant Jr. is a former head coach and player of American football, Canadian football, and a former basketball player in the NBA. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons; he was the team's second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach, leading them to four Super Bowl appearances, 11 division titles, one league championship and three NFC conference championships. Before coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ten seasons, winning the Grey Cup four times. Grant is the most successful coach in Vikings history, and the third most successful professional football coach overall, with a combined 283 wins in the NFL and CFL. Grant was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He was the first coach to guide teams to the Grey Cup and the Super Bowl, the only other being Marv Levy.
Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. is an American former professional basketball player and current basketball analyst for ESPN. He has been ranked as the greatest dunker of all time by numerous players, journalists, and by the National Basketball Association (NBA). He primarily played the shooting guard and small forward positions, but occasionally played power forward later in his career. Carter was an eight-time All-Star in the NBA and a two-time All-NBA Team selection. He is the only player in NBA history to play 22 seasons and in four different decades from his debut in 1999 to his retirement in 2020. Carter entertained crowds with his leaping ability and slam dunks, earning nicknames such as "Vinsanity", "Air Canada", and "Half Man, Half Amazing".
Christopher Darin Carter is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987–1989), the Minnesota Vikings (1990–2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002). After playing college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Carter was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft. While in Philadelphia, head coach Buddy Ryan helped to coin one of ESPN's Chris Berman's famous quotes about Carter: "All he does is catch touchdowns." He was let go by Ryan in 1989, however, due to off-the-field issues. Carter was signed by the Vikings and turned his life and career around, becoming a two-time first-team and one-time second-team All-Pro and playing in eight consecutive Pro Bowls. When he left the Vikings after 2001, he held most of the team career receiving records. He briefly played for the Dolphins in 2002 before retiring.
Nickolas Gene Carter is an American musician, singer and actor, who gained fame as a teen idol. He is best known as a member of the vocal group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015, Carter has released three solo albums, Now or Never, I'm Taking Off and All American during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules, and a collaboration with Jordan Knight titled Nick & Knight. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter.
Daniel William Carter is a retired New Zealand rugby union player.
The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season.
Jeffrey J. Carter is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted 11th overall by the Flyers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Clifton Eugene Abraham, Jr. is a former American and Canadian football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football for Florida State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Abraham also played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney. The film also stars Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, and John Krasinski and focuses on the early years of professional American football. The film was released on April 4, 2008. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed just $41 million against its $58 million budget.
The 1981 Victorian Football League season was the 85th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.
Ian Noel Carter is a Canadian former soccer player who played at both professional and international levels.
Naaman Roosevelt is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at University at Buffalo. He has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 1996 Montreal Alouettes finished in second place in the East Division with a 12–6 record in the franchise's first full season in the Canadian Football League since 1986. Unlike the lean years from 1981–86, the revived Alouettes were going to be competitive, especially since most of them had won the Grey Cup in the previous season as the Baltimore Stallions. They had some nice talented offensive players from that team, such as Tracy Ham, Mike Pringle, kick returner Chris Wright, slotback Chris Armstrong, and two great defensive players in Irvin Smith, and Elfrid Payton. After a slow start they rebounded to finish strong and after defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, they traveled to Toronto, where they were defeated in the East Final by the eventual Grey Cup champions, the Toronto Argonauts.
Michael Carter is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted 19th overall by the BC Lions in the 2011 CFL Draft, but was released after training camp. He subsequently signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 27, 2011. Carter was released near the end of the 2011 CFL season on October 26, 2011. It was announced that Carter had signed with the Montreal Alouettes on January 27, 2011. After a three-year stint with the Alouettes, he signed with the Roughriders on February 25, 2015. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins. He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League prior to being released on August 15, 2015. On September 15, 2015, Carter signed with the Edmonton Eskimos as a free agent and was added to their practice roster. He was later released by the Eskimos on November 30, 2015. On August 17, 2016, Carter was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.
Rakeem Cato is an American football quarterback. He played college football at Marshall and was the Thundering Herd's starting quarterback from 2011 to 2014. As a professional, he has played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and various Indoor/Arena football leagues.
Jalil Carter is a professional American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Akron Zips. He has previously played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he was a member of their 100th Grey Cup winning team.
Kenny Stafford is a gridiron football wide receiver who is a free agent. In the United States, he has been a member of the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Pittsburgh Power (AFL) and Miami Dolphins (NFL). Elsewhere in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Stafford has been a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Alouettes, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is the nephew of former American football wide receiver and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee Cris Carter. He is the son of former Georgetown Hoyas Gene Smith, captain of 1984 NCAA Basketball Champions.
Duron Christopher Carter is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent, having most recently played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Carter was initially a member of the Montreal Alouettes to start his career prior to signing with Saskatchewan on January 25, 2017 as a free agent. He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017 and 2018, having been released in August, playing with the Toronto Argonauts briefly in 2018, signing weeks after being released by the Roughriders before ultimately finding his way to Vancouver to play with the Lions in 2019. He was released by the BC Lions team subsequent to a disappointing 5-13 season under which there were high expectations to succeed in the CFL.
Ruben Christopher Carter is an American football center for the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League (NAL). He played college football at Florida State and Toledo. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2016.