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Brandon Carter
Free Agent
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-10) September 10, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Lakewood Township, New Jersey
High School: Spring Hill High School,
Longview, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last played in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2010)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played     1
Games started     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Scott Carter (born September 10, 1986) is a professional wrestler, formerly signed to WWE, where he worked in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling under the name TAC, and a former American football guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Carter played college football for Texas Tech University and received All-American honors. After his college career, he was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

Early yearsEdit

Carter was born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.[1] At Spring Hill High School in Longview, Texas, he played nose guard and defensive tackle until his senior season, when he broke his hand, causing him to play offensive line.[2]

College careerEdit

Carter attended Texas Tech University, where he played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 2006 to 2009. In the 2008 regular season, he allowed only one sack.[2] In 2009, Carter was listed at No. 15 on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[3] He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy watch list.[4] On September 27, 2009, Carter was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.[5] He was reinstated on October 4, after missing only a single game.[6]

He is remembered for his intense personality, multi-colored mohawk, and wrestling style face paint while at Texas Tech.[7][8]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Carter was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints on April 24, 2010. He was released by the Saints on September 13.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

He was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 14, 2010. Carter was waived/injured on August 29, 2011.

Professional WrestlingEdit

World Wrestling Entertainment (2012–2013)Edit

NXT Wrestling (2012–2013)Edit

Carter signed a developmental deal with the WWE and would report to their developmental territory NXT Wrestling, where he was known as TAC.[9] On January 14, 2013, Carter was released from his contract.[10]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brandon Carter, New Orleans Saints. Accessed February 9, 2011. "Born Brandon Scott Carter Sept. 10, 1986 in Lakewood, N.J."
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Texas Tech guard's game face a real hit". http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/123008dnspotechlede.32ef5f5.html.
  3. Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009). "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings". Rivals.com. http://rivals100.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=978914.
  4. Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009). 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced. Football Writers Association of America. http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/news/2009/outland090811.html.
  5. Griffin, Tim (2009-09-27). "Tech's Carter violates team rules". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4510370. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  6. Williams, Don (2009-10-04). "Carter reinstated, Potts doubtful for Saturday". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. http://www.redraiders.com/2009/10/04/carter-returns-to-tech-practice/. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
  7. "College football season taught us many life lessons". http://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/article.aspx?subjectid=216&articleid=20081209_216_B1_ALLYOU256510.
  8. "Campus Clicks". CNN. December 10, 2008. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/sioncampus/12/10/the-college-football-oscars-campus-clicks/. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  9. "SportsDayDFW". http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/08/former-texas-tech-offensive-lineman-brandon-carter-signs-with-wwe.html/.
  10. "Another WWE Release". http://www.pwinsider.com/article/74720/another-wwe-release.html?p=1.
  11. "2007 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=106181&SPID=13139&DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=1522092.
  12. "2008 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=3626465.
  13. "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team". http://www.afca.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9300&ATCLID=3627599.
  14. "Associated Press names 2008 All-America Team". http://www.ncaafootball.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=34&url_article_id=15445&change_well_id=2.

External linksEdit

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