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Sam Carter, SS

School: TCU  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Alief, TX
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 215 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

He uses his eyes well to read, react and attack, covering the deep half of the field and lining up near the line of scrimmage. Carter needs to improve his tackling technique to better break down and finish once he makes contact, but he has improved in this area. Overall, he is still a work-in-progress, but he shows the confidence, athleticism and natural ball awareness to continue developing into a next-level safety.

--Dane Brugler (6/10/14)

Player Overview

Carter came out of New Orleans as a dual-threat quarterback and chose TCU over offers from Baylor, Houston, Miami (Fla.), Louisville and Oklahoma State. A two-way player in high school, Carter redshirted in 2010 as he focused on his defensive skills.

Carter is one of the hardest working competitors in the Big 12. He arrived in Fort Worth as a quarterback, but stuck behind Andy Dalton and Casey Pachall, coaches suggested he move to the secondary where he struggled initially in 2011 as he adjusted to the defensive side of the ball.

Carter made large strides the last two years and enters his senior season in 2014 with nine interceptions and 21 passes defended in his career.

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08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL TEAM (MEDIA): DB Sam Carter, TCU 6-1 215 Sr/3L New Orleans, La.,...Carter is a two-time All-Big 12 selection. He will take the field this fall as a graduate student after receiving his TCU degree in sociology with a minor in business. Carter led the Horned Frogs last season with five interceptions while tying for second with four sacks. He had 7 1/2 tackles for loss among his 49 stops. The New Orleans native added two pass breakups and a forced fumble. - TCU football


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