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Eric Carter
Eric  Carter

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
Lake Gibson Senior HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 189

Position:
WR

Experience:
2 Letters

Major:
Sport Management


03/09/2016

Spring Preview: Wide Receivers

Gophers return a lot of talent at receiver, but must replace record-setting senior KJ Maye

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

08/17/2015

2015 Position Preview: Receivers

A mixture of experience and youth should benefit Minnesota's passing game this season

08/15/2015

Gophers Take Part in Fall Scrimmage

Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota

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2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 10 games and started three • missed two games because of injury • caught 23 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start against TCU and caught four passes for 25 yards • hauled in three passes for 32 yards at Colorado State • recorded four catches for 33 yards against Kent State • made three catches for 27 yards against Ohio • hauled in three passes for 37 yards at Northwestern • competed at Purdue, but did not record any statistics • made four catches against Nebraska for a career high 91 yards • caught his first career touchdown, a 24-yard connection from Mitch Leidner, against Nebraska • missed the Michigan and Ohio State games with an injury • did not play against Iowa • returned to the lineup against Illinois, but did not record any statistics • competed against Wisconsin • caught two passes for 10 yards against Central Michigan.

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in eight games, mostly on special teams. Game-by-Game: Made Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any stats • played against Middle Tennessee • caught first pass of his career, a 4-yard reception from Mitch Leidner, at TCU • competed against San Jose State, at Michigan and against Northwestern and Purdue • competed against Iowa.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lake Gibson Senior High School • caught 51 passes for 801 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior • rushed for one touchdown • led his team to a perfect 10-0 regular season record (the first in school history) and the 2012 Class 6A District 10 title • represented Lake Gibson at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's North-South All-Star Football Classic in Sebring, Fla. • recorded 865 receiving yards on 49 receptions as a junior, which included six touchdown catches • coached by Keith Demyer • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and two-stars from Scout.com • listed as the No. 76 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 95 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 246 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com

PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1995 • son of Eric L. Carter and Vicki Thompson • has three brothers (Sammie, Gavin and Emari) and one sister (Breanna). 

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