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  Keith Carter
Keith Carter

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Downingtown, PA

High School:
Downingtown

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 246

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
07/02/1982

Experience:
3V

UCLA -- This solid performer's status for the 2004 season will not be known until during the summer ... On April 3, 2003, he suffered a fractured and dislocated right hip in a motorcycle accident ... Underwent surgery and was progressing well through the early part of last year... Late in the season, he required an additional surgical procedure that had an eight-month recovery period ... Was expected to compete for the starting tight end job at the time of his injury ... Tough, physical player ... Can also play `H' back.

2003 -- Sat out the 2003 season following a spring motorcycle accident ... Had a series of surgeries to repair his injured hip ... Returned to the practice field for limited action, but never participated in a game ... Did not practice the latter part of the season after undergoing an additional surgical procedure.

2002 -- Appeared in nine games and had three starts at tight end ... Played a season-best 45 plays against Stanford ... Made five catches on the year and showed excellent blocking ability ... Also saw duty as the H-back in some formations ... Missed the first three games of the year after spraining an ankle in practice ... Had one catch for one yard at Oregon State ... Caught one pass for five yards against Oregon ... Had a catch for nine yards at Washington ... Had one grab for two yards in the Washington State game ... Had one reception for 16 yards in the bowl game win over New Mexico ... Carter also saw action on special teams as a member of the kickoff return and field goal units during the season.

2001 -- Carter did not see action in his first year in the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining ... Received the Charles Pike Memorial Award as the Outstanding Offensive Scout team player.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters as a tight end and defensive end for coach Helm at Downington, PA High ... PrepStar All-American (No. 2 tight end in East) ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 5 tight end) ... PrepStar Super 30 All-Eastern Region (No. 16 prospect) ... SuperPrep All-Northeast/Pennsylvania (No. 12 prospect) ... Selected second-team All-State (Class 4A and 3A) ... Rated nation's No. 7 tight end by FoxStudentSports.com ... Rated nation's No. 15 tight end by rivals.com ... Tom Lemming All-American (No. 86 prospect) and All-East (No. 7 prospect) ... Made 31 receptions for 318 yards and five touchdowns ... As a defensive end, he made 14.5 sacks and returned one interception for a touchdown ... Served as team captain his senior season ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 5 tight end and No. 12 prospect in Pennsylvania) ... As a junior, he caught 39 passes for 546 yards and four touchdowns ... On defense, made 148 tackles, including 11 sacks, and one interception ... Selected first-team All-Area and All-League ... As a sophomore, he caught 24 balls for 288 yards and a touchdown ... He recorded 116 tackles on defense with eight sacks ... Also earned four varsity letters in basketball (coach Blair) as a center and three varsity letters in baseball (coach Stackhouse) as a first baseman and designated hitter ... Set school mark for home runs and RBI as a junior in baseball ... Named all-league and all-area ... Also played AAU basketball in the summer.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Keith Richard Carter... Born: July 2, 1982 in Phoenixville, PA ... Parents: Gina and Mike Burgess and Scott and Cyndi Carter ... Grandson of NFL Hall of Fame defensive lineman Gino Marchetti of the Baltimore Colts ... Hobbies include riding dirt bikes ... Biggest athletic thrill to date came when he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown in a high school playoff game against Norristown ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2001, Winter 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Winter 2003 and Fall 2003 ... Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics - K. Carter
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2002

5

33

6.6

0

16


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