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Tony Carter

RS Senior

Jacksonville, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 177



Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006

Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)


· Florida State's starter at the field corner position who was one of only three defenders to play in and start all 13 games for the Seminoles' in 2008.

· Started 33 consecutive games to end his Florida State career.

· Earned All-ACC Second team honors.

· ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance in the Seminoles' victory at Miami.

· Named the top leader on the defensive side of the football by the coaching staff.

· Seminoles' 11thleading tackler and the leading tackler among Florida State's cornerbacks with 25.

· Florida State's leader with two interceptions - both in the Seminoles' victory over Miami - gave him nine for his career.

Junior Year (2007): Started all 13 games for the Seminoles at the left (field) cornerback position...has started 20 consecutive games entering the 2008 season...finished seventh on the team in tackles with 45 stops - the highest single-season total of his career...finished second on the team with a single-season career-high four interceptions...his four interceptions in 2007 bested his career total for his first two seasons (3)...single-game career-high two interceptions came in the Seminoles' 16-6 victory over Colorado with his second pick coming in the fourth quarter to seal the win over the Buffaloes...also had an interception in the Seminoles' victory over then-No. 2 Boston College...added his fourth pick in the Music City Bowl when he returned an Andre Woodson pick 24 yards for a TD that tied the game at 14-14...marked the third straight bowl game with an interception for Carter and the second straight INT for a TD in a bowl game...has scored four TDs in his career (3 INT and 1 blocked FG) on top of returning a blocked PAT for points as well...also returned a fumble 51 yards in the Music City Bowl that set up FSU's first TD that tied the game at 7-7...a career-high tying four tackles for minus yardage came against UAB, Colorado, at Wake Forest and at Virginia Tech...tied for the team lead with six pass break-ups to give him 23 for the first three years of his career.

Sophomore Year (2006): Started 11 of the Seminoles' 13 games at the field cornerback position...missed the Seminoles' games against NC State and Duke with a knee injury...the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Seminoles' 44-27 victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...second on the team with two interceptions- both of which he returned for touchdowns...scored on a 35-yard interception return against Virginia to give the Seminoles a 7-0 lead in their 33-0 victory over Cavaliers...scored on an 86-yard interception against UCLA to give Florida State a 44-27 lead in its victory over the Bruins...ranked seventh on the team in scoring with 20 points - all from the defensive side of the ball...totaled eight points against Clemson as he returned a blocked PAT for two points in the first quarter and retuned a blocked fi eld goal for six points in the second quarter...Carter actually led Clemson, 8-6, on the scoreboard with just under a minute to go in the first half...earned ACC Specialist of the Week honors for his performance against the Tigers...tied for eighth on the team with 27 tackles...tied his career-high with seven tackles (five unassisted and two assisted) against Wake Forest...had at least one tackle in 10 of his 11 games with multiple tackles coming in his final eight games of the year...tied his career-high with two pass break-up's in two different games (Florida, UCLA).

Freshman Year (2005): The only cornerback to start all 13 games...earned All-America Freshmen second team and All-ACC Freshmen team honors in 2005...he led the defense in pass break ups (12) and tied for third in interceptions (1)... fi nished first among cornerbacks in tackles with 41 and his 28 solo stops were good for sixth-best on the team...four tackles for loss were best on the team amongst all defensive backs (including safeties) debut came in the season opener in the Seminoles' 10-7 victory over Miami...also had a career-high seven tackles, two tackles forloss and his first career sack...had pass break-ups in nine different games including a career-high two in games against Boston College, Florida and Virginia Tech...recorded an interception, four solo tackles (six total) and a pass break-up in the Orange Bowl against Penn State.

2004: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from Mandarin High School in 2004...a four-star player by and the No. 2 cornerback in the nation ...named to the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine 75...had four interceptions, blocked two kicks and scored fi ve touchdowns all while splitting time at quarterback and wide receiver in addition to his regular cornerback duties his senior year...earned all-state third team honors for class 6A after tallying 43 tackles and nine interceptions...'77as the MVP of the Nike camp held in Gainesville in the spring of a junior he made it to the state fi nals in the 110-M hurdles...was also a member of the East squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio played on January 3...picked Florida State over Tennessee and North Carolina.

Personal: Born May 24, 1986...already received his undergraduate degree in social science is working on his second degree in political science...father (Tony Carter, Sr.) played basketball at FSU.

PUNT G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G

2005 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

2006 11 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.7

2007 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

2008 13 8 113 1 68 14.1 8.7

TOTAL 47 9 132 1 68 14.7 2.8

INT G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G

2005 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.8

2006 11 2 121 2 86 60.5 11.0

2007 13 4 44 1 24 11.0 3.4

2008 13 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

TOTAL 47 9 173 3 86 19.2 3.7


2005 13 28 13 41 4.0 10 8 0 0

2006 11 14 13 27 2.5 7 7 0 0

2007 13 37 8 45 4.0 7 10 0 1

2008 13 24 1 25 2.0 7 6 0 1

TOTAL 49 103 35 138 12.5 31 31 0 2


Tackles 7, two times last vs. Wake Forest, 2008

Interceptions 2, two times last at Miami, 2008

Kicks Ret Score 2, 2006

Punt Returns

Long 68, Western Carolina, 2008

Yards 72, Western Carolina, 2008

Returns 2, four times last vs. Clemson, 2008

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