Former NFL and Seminole great Dexter Carter returned to his alma mater in 2007 as the running backs coach.
With one of the top ground games in the ACC returning to the Seminoles' backfield for the 2009 season, the running backs are a big reason why the Seminoles enter the 2009 season ranked among the nation's top teams.
Ranked among the top-15 running backs in school history with 1,788 yards on 327 carries for a rushing average of nearly 5.5 yards per carry for his entire career. He finished his career in 1989 as the Seminoles' fifth all-time leading rusher.
A team captain in 1989, Carter accounted for 3,260 all-purpose yards - the ninth highest total in school history.
Is ranked 15th all-time among Florida State's career scoring leaders (nonkickers).
Carter scored 22 touchdowns in his career, which is tied for 14th place all-time at Florida State. He ranked fourth all-time in career touchdowns when he left Florida State.
Currently ranked ninth in school history with 17 rushing touchdowns.
Tied for 14th place for single season rushing touchdowns with eight during the 1989 season.
Is ranked in the school's top 25 for single season all-purpose yards.
Carter led Florida State in rushing as a senior in 1989 with 684 yards and he also scored eight touchdowns.
Still holds the record for the longest kickoff return in school history set in 1986 with a 100-yard return versus Miami.
Is ranked 11th all-time in kick return yards and 22nd in attempts at Florida State.
Had 113 kickoff return yards versus Memphis in 1987, the 18th-best single game total in Seminole history.
The Seminoles finished in the top four three times in Carter's career as he was part of the first three years of the "Dynasty Era".
In 1990 Carter was a first-round draft pick of the defending Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers, the 25th overall selection.
A member of the 1994 Super Bowl Champion 49ers, he won five NFC West championships in San Francisco during his career.
Member of San Francisco's 50th Anniversary team.
Played with the 49ers from 1990-94 before moving to the New York Jets in 1995. Carter returned to the 49ers after a brief stay in New York and finished his career in San Francisco.
In his seven NFL seasons Carter totaled 1,042 total yards and was one of the league's top kickoff and punt return specialists.
Completed a master's degree in management from the University of Phoenix in 2006.
From 2000-02 Carter worked as a color analyst for the Jacksonville Tomcats of the AF2.
Carter volunteered as a weight room facilitator with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-05.
Carter's Quick Facts
Years as a Collegiate Coach: 3
Born: Baxley, GA
Date of Birth: September 15, 1967
Family: Married to Jennifer and has five children Dexter, Jr. (11), Chade' (8), Jada (7), Devin (3) and Jaylen (2)