23 Michael Carter  
Michael Carter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
Ely HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 189

Position:
Defensive Back


01/02/2013

Gopher Fans Choose Top Ten Plays of Football Regular Season

Here are the top ten play of the 2012 regular season, according to Gopher fans

12/29/2012

Minnesota Stumbles Late, Falls to Texas Tech 34-31

Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota

12/29/2012

Minnesota-Texas Tech Postgame Notes

Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31

11/26/2012

Gophers Honored By Big Ten

Wilhite named Second Team All-Big Ten, while Carter, Hageman, Stoudermire named Honorable Mention

11/25/2012

Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner

12/29/2012

Car Care Bowl Highlights

The Gopher Football team lost a hard-fought Car Care Bowl match-up 34-31 to Texas Tech Dec. 28, 2012 in Houston.

09/15/2012

Minnesota-WMU Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's 28-23 win over Western Michigan.

12/28/2012

Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12

Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12

11/24/2012

Football: Gophers vs. Michigan State

Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium

10/27/2012

Gophers vs. Purdue, Oct. 27, 2012

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)

10/20/2012

Gophers at Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2012

Photos from the Gopher football game at Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2012

11/26/2011

Minnesota Football vs. Illinois

11/26/11

Photo Gallery

2011 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in five games • recorded nine tackles (eight solos, two assists) • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Saw first action of the season and tallied three tackles (two solo, one assist) in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) • recorded two solo tackles in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) • notched three solo tackles in loss to Nebraska (10/22) • did not see action in Iowa, Michigan State or Wisconsin games • had one solo tackle in 28-13 loss at Northwestern (11/19) • saw action in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26) with one tackle.

2010 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in seven games, making four starts • recorded 24 tackles (22 solo) on the season including one tackle for a loss • also recorded two interceptions and one forced fumble. Game-by-Game: recorded one solo tackle at cornerback against the Blue Raiders (9/2) • recorded first-career interception in the South Dakota game (9/11) and recorded three solo stops • also tallied three solo tackles against USC (9/18) as a reserve • appeared as a reserve against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record any statistics • had a game-high and career-best performance against Northwestern (10/2) • recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) including one tackle for a loss • posted second interception of the season against the Wildcats and returned the pick for seven yards • also forced one fumble against Northwestern • did not appear against Wisconsin (10/9) • recorded four solo stops against Purdue (10/16) • made two solo stops against Penn State (10/23) • hauled in one kick return against Ohio State (10/30).

2009 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Talented young player appeared in 12 games as a freshman, earning his first start against South Dakota State • had a career game in his first start, notching three total tackles and a sack, which resulted in an 11-yard loss and a fumble for Minnesota's only touchdown of the game • posted a solid performance in the 42-34 Halloween night victory over Michigan State, finishing with two solo stops • as a true freshman, he was already one of the Gophers' top players in the secondary • earned first varsity letter. Game-By-Game: Appeared in first career game in the season opening 23-20 OT win against Syracuse (9/5) • appeared in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12), did not record any statistics • finished with one tackle in the 35-21 loss to #8 Cal (9/19) • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) and the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3), but did not record any statistics • tallied first career solo tackle in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) • in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) tallied one solo tackle • appeared in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) notched a career-high two solo tackles • did not appear against Illinois • earned his first career start in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) and tallied three total tackles including his first career sack for an 11-yard loss • started in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finishing with two solo and three total tackles • appeared in the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Recorded 48 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior • scored five touchdowns in 2008 as well • selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American game • was named to the 2008 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press-Register • named Class 6A first-team all-state by the St. Petersburg Times as a senior • named first-team All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior • ranked as the No. 12 corner in the nation and the No. 140 player overall by Rivals.com • earned a four-star prospect ranking from Rivals • also named third-best athlete and most physical among cornerbacks by Rivals • ranked as the No. 17 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com and Scouts, Inc. • rated the No. 35 cornerback in the country by Scout.com • named a three-star prospect by Scout • named his team's Most Valuable Player as a senior • named Ely High's top defensive back as a junior • recorded 45 tackles, 18 passes broken up, seven interceptions and four defensive touchdowns as a junior in 2007 • broke up 16 passes, made 15 tackles and notched one interception during his sophomore season in 2006 • was also named team MVP of the Ely HS baseball team as a junior • coached by James Jones.

PERSONAL:
Born April 22, 1991 • son of Peggy and Michael Carter • cousin Tyrone Carter was a two-time All-America performer for Minnesota in 1998 and 1999 and winner of the 1999 Jim Thorpe Award • business and marketing education major.