Tim Carter (American football)

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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 38)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakewood
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2002  / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 81
Receiving yards: 1,090
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy M. Carter (born September 21, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player. They get their name because they are split out "wide", farthest away from the rest of the team. Wide receivers are among the fastest players on the field. The wide receiver functions as the pass-catching specialist.

New York Giants National Football League franchise in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.


Carter has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams.

Cleveland Browns National Football League franchise in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, which opened in 1999, with administrative offices and training facilities in Berea, Ohio. The Browns' official colors are brown, orange, and white. They are unique among the 32 member franchises of the NFL in that they do not have a logo on their helmets.

Houston Texans National Football League franchise in Houston, Texas

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Early years

Carter attended Lakewood High School (St. Petersburg, Florida) and was a letterman in football and track.

Lakewood High School (Florida) public high school in St. Petersburg, Florida

Lakewood High School is a public high school in St. Petersburg, Florida operated by Pinellas County Schools. It opened in 1966 with students previously attending St. Petersburg High School and Boca Ciega High School. Lakewood High is one of the most highly funded schools in the county, due to the Center for Advanced Technologies, a magnet program attached to Lakewood.

St. Petersburg, Florida City in Florida, United States

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2015 census estimate, the population was 257,083, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat.

A letterman, in U.S. activities/sports, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity team.

College career

Carter attended Auburn University. He was a two-year starter that originally played defensive back at Auburn. Led the team in receiving during his Senior year, totaling 35 catches for 570 yard (16.3 average) and three touchdowns while also averaging 23.9 yards returning kicks. As a junior, he registered 21 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown as a receiver with 19 returns for 243 yards and one touchdown returning kicks. Carter only caught a single pass as a sophomore after missing four games with a bad ankle. Carter ran track at Auburn spending time on the 4x100 meter relay team.

Track and field

Personal bests

EventTime (seconds)VenueDate
60 meters 6.81Lexington, KentuckyFebruary 24, 2001
100 meters 10.37Athens, GeorgiaMay 5, 2001
200 meters 21.06Athens, GeorgiaMay 5, 2001

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
HeightWeight 40-yard dash 10-yard split20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11⅞ *190 *4.32 *1.54 *2.50 *3.93 *6.68 *39" *10'06" *XX
* represents NFL Combine "X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New York Giants

The New York Giants drafted Carter with the 14th pick in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Tim Carter made his first reception, for 22 yards, of the 2006 season in the huge comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles in week two. During the game, he also scored his first touchdown of the season, on a fumble return after Plaxico Burress fumbled and the ball rolled into the end zone. Carter was again in the end zone the following week, with 3 receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown versus the Seattle Seahawks. He was decent against the Washington Redskins, with 4 receptions for 44 yards. Carter ended the season with 22 receptions for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns, despite garnering only 8 starts.

2006 New York Giants season

The 2006 New York Giants season was the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League.

Philadelphia Eagles National Football League franchise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In the 2017 season the team won Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl win in franchise history and their fourth NFL title overall, after winning the Championship Game in 1948, 1949, and 1960.

Touchdown means of scoring in both American and Canadian football

A touchdown is a scoring play in both American and Canadian football. Whether running, passing, returning a kickoff or punt, or recovering a turnover, a team scores a touchdown by advancing the ball into the opponent's end zone.

Cleveland Browns

He was traded on March 9, 2007, to the Cleveland Browns for running back Reuben Droughns. He went on to appear in all 16 games for the Browns during the 2007 season, catching eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. He became a free agent following the season.

Running back position in American and Canadian football

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback, a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.

Reuben Droughns Player of American football

Reuben Droughns is a retired American football running back who was the assistant coach for the Serbian team Vukovi Beograd, the two-time champions of the Central European Football League, from 2010-2013. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

2007 Cleveland Browns season

The 2007 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 59th season as a professional sports franchise and its 55th season as a member of the National Football League (NFL). The season began with the Browns attempting to improve upon their 4–12 record from the 2006 season, in which the team finished in fourth place in the AFC North. The Browns also attempted to overcome the many injuries that plagued the team throughout the 2006 season. The Browns remained under the supervision of head coach Romeo Crennel and they played all of their home games in Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Houston Texans

On May 22, 2008, Carter was signed by the Houston Texans. He was later released on August 26, 2008, by Houston and sat out the rest of the season.

St. Louis Rams

In 2009 between May 1–3, Carter participated in a St. Louis Rams mini-camp on a tryout basis. On May 5, the Rams signed Carter to a one-year contract. [1] He was released on September 5, 2009 and re-signed on October 12. He was waived on November 3.

Personal life

Carter is the cousin of major league baseball players Gary Sheffield and Dwight Gooden, as well as fellow NFL players Darrin Nelson, Al Harris, and Carlos Carson. Tim's younger brother, Patrick Carter, was formerly a quarterback and wide receiver with Georgia Tech and the University of Louisville.

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