Brandon Carter
Free Agent
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-10) September 10, 1986 (age 34)
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 years[edit | edit source]

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 career[edit | edit source]

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 career[edit | edit source]

New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

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 Buccaneers[edit | edit source]

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

Professional Wrestling[edit | edit source]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2012–2013)[edit | edit source]

NXT Wrestling (2012–2013)[edit | edit source]

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 honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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 links[edit | edit source]

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