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Anthony Carter
1992 Anthony Carter NFL Topps Stadium Club Card
Anthony Carter with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings (on Topps player card) in 1992 game.
Date of birth September 17 1960 (1960-09-17) (age 63)
Place of birth Riviera Beach, Florida
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Weight 181 pounds (82 kg)
No. 81
Position Wide Receiver
College Michigan
High school Riviera Beach Harper, Dr.VE, teacher at Suncoast 1974-1978(FL) Suncoast
NFL Draft 1983 / Round 12 / Pick: 334 by the Miami Dolphins
Career highlights
Notable career highlights
  • Pro Bowl (19871989)
  • 2× Second-team All-NFC (1987, 1988)
  • 2× All-USFL (1983, 1985)
  • All-American (19801982)
  • Big Ten Most Valuable Player (1982)
  • 50 Greatest Vikings
Coaching Record / Statistics
Career player statistics (if any)
Receptions     486
Receiving Yards     7,733
Touchdowns     55
Playing stats
Team(s) as a player (if any)
Michigan Panthers (USFL)
Oakland Invaders (USFL)
Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
Detroit Lions (NFL)
Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)
College Football Hall of Fame

Anthony Carter (born September 17, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver. He finished his college career as the University of Michigan's all-time leading receiver, and played professionally for thirteen years in the United States Football League and the National Football League. He is also known as 'AC'.

College career[]

Anthony "AC" Carter played for Michigan from 1979 to 1982. Although the Wolverines employed an offense that relied mostly on its running backs, he was one of the most productive receivers in the school's history. Standing five feet, eleven inches tall and weighing only 160 pounds, Carter relied on his speed to make plays, and provided an effective counterpoint to coach Bo Schembechler's running game plan. In addition to his duties as a receiver, he was also the team's kickoff and punt returner for most of his career.

In his sophomore year (1981), Carter was the Wolverines primary option at receiver. That season, he became the first second-year player to be voted Michigan team Most Valuable Player. A three-time All-American, he was named Big Ten Conference MVP his senior season, and finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He was the third NCAA Division I FBS athlete to total 1000 career yards on both kick returns and punt returns.[1] He holds the NCAA career record for highest average gain per play (Min. 5,000 yards, 275-374 plays, 5,197 on 298).[2]

In 2001 Carter was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

On December 12, 2014 the Big Ten Network included Carter on "The Mount Rushmore of Michigan Football", as chosen by online fan voting. Carter was joined in the honor by Charles Woodson, Tom Harmon, and Desmond Howard.


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