American Football Database
Jalil Carter
No. 39     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-18) July 18, 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth: Toledo, Ohio
Career information
College: Akron
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*St. Louis Rams ( 2011)
Roster status: Free agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     114
Sacks     6.0
Interceptions     1
Fumble recoveries     1
STT     7
Tackles     7.0
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     1
Fumble recoveries     1
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Jalil Carter (born July 18, 1989) is a professional American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Akron Zips. He has previously played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he was a member of their 100th Grey Cup winning team.

Early years

Carter attended St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was a two-sport star in both football and track. A two-year starter at both wide receiver and cornerback, he earned first-team All-City League honors on offense as a senior after hauling in 31 receptions for 617 yards. Over his junior and senior years, he scored 16 touchdowns (14 rec, 2 rush) plus two on kick returns. He also recorded three interceptions as a senior, helping St. John’s Jesuit post an 8-3 record and qualify for the Division I state playoffs in each of the past two seasons

Carter was also a standout sprinter on the track & field team. As a senior, he placed first in the 200 meters (22.27s) and ninth in the long jump (6.56m or 21 ft, 5.25 in) at the Regional Meet.[1] He captured the 200-meter dash district title at 22.32 seconds, and also placed second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.99 seconds at the District Meet.[2]

College career

Carter attended the University of Akron from 2007 to 2009, where he played as a cornerback for the Akron Zips football team.

As a freshman in 2007, Carter was one of seven true freshmen to play in all 12 UA games, but was one of just two true freshmen (joining Almondo Sewell) to play in all 12 games. He saw most of his action on the special teams, also backing up Andre Jones at free safety.

As a sophomore in 2008, Carter played in all 12 games, starting each of the last seven at free safety. Despite only recording six tackles in his first five games, he then got 42 over the final seven as a starter. His 48 tackles for the season ranked ninth on the squad. He also added four pass breakups, third-best on the team, with a forced fumble, and an interception and blocked punt. He battled some injuries during fall camp.

As a junior in 2009, Carter mas named All-MAC Third Team performer. He appeared in all 12 games, starting the last seven contests at the strong safety spot. He ranked third on the team with 58 tackles, including 35 solos. Also second on the team with 246 yards on 13 kick returns (18.9 yards/attempt). He recorded a career-high 12 tackles, six solo, and an interception against Buffalo. He racked up 10 tackles, six solo, against Northern Illinois. He was credited with a half-sack at Bowling Green.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 197 lb 4.38 s 1.43 s 2.50 s 4.34 s 7.19 s 37 in 10 ft 5 in 11 rep x

Toronto Argonauts

After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft and floating around on a couple NFL rosters, Carter ultimately settled in with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Carter only played in 4 games during the 2012 CFL season, but was very productive in each game; totaling 18 tackles and 1 special team tackle. The following season Jalil Carter played in 17 of the 18 regular season games and accumulated 48 defensive tackles, 3 special teams tackles, 1 quarterback sack, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. His third season in the NFL, the 2014 CFL season, Carter also recorded 48 defensive tackles, 3 special teams tackles, to go along with 5 interceptions. In January 2015 Carter was granted an early release from the Argos so that he could sign with an NFL team.

Minnesota Vikings

On January 15, two days after being released by the Argos, Carter signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.[4] He was released on August 31, 2015.


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