Kyle Carter
No. 48     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-12-17) December 17, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: New Castle, Delaware
Career information
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2016 2017)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All Big Ten (Media), 2012[1]

Kyle T. Carter (born December 17, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Early yearsEdit

Carter was born in New Castle, Delaware to Mitchell and Charlene Carter. He attended William Penn High School where he played for Bill Cole.


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyle Carter
New Castle, Delaware William Penn High School 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 231 lb (105 kg) 4.94 May 27,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 234
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College careerEdit


Carter redshirted his freshman season.


Coming into spring practice, Carter was listed fourth on the depth chart. But under new coach Bill O'Brien, Carter began to thrive.[7] Carter has been a key part of the Penn State offense during the season.[8] During week one against Ohio, Carter caught six passes for 74 yards. He caught his first career touchdown pass in week two against Virginia.[9][10] Carter sat out the game on November 3 against Purdue due to an ankle injury.[11]

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Carter signed with the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Vikings as part of final roster cuts. [12] The next day, he was signed to the Vikings' practice squad.[13] He was released by the Vikings on October 25, 2016.[14] He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 13, 2016.[15] He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2017.[16]

On September 2, 2017, Carter was waived by the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[17][18] He was promoted to the active roster on December 15, 2017.[19] He was waived by the Vikings on January 13, 2018.[20]

New York GiantsEdit

On January 23, 2018, Carter was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[21] He was waived on July 25, 2018.[22]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On July 27, 2018, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.[23] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[24]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On December 12, 2018, Carter was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad.[25] On July 29, 2019, he was re-signed by the Bills.[26]


  1. "Big Ten Award Winners". Big Ten Football. Big Ten Conference. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  2. Hinnen, Jerry. "2012 All-Freshman Team". CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. "2012 Freshman All-American Team". Microsoft. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  4. Hayes, Matt. "Sporting News' 2012 Freshman All-American team". NCAA Football - Sporting News. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  5. Cirminiello, Richard (December 10, 2012). "2012 CFN All-Freshman Team". College Football News. Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  6. "Kyle Carter". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  7. Collins, Donnie. "Penn State tight end Carter thriving in O'Brien's offense". Sports - The Times-Tribune. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  8. "Illinois, Penn State both looking at divisional title chances as Big Ten season opens". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  9. "Kyle Carter Stats, News, Video, Pictures, Bio". Penn State Nittany Lions - ESPN. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  10. "Penn State Nittany Lions vs Virginia Cavaliers". ESPN. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  11. Giger, Cory. "Penn State-Purdue notebook". The Altoona Mirror.
  12. "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". September 3, 2016.
  13. "Vikings Sign 9 Players To Practice Squad".
  14. Peters, Craig (October 25, 2016). "Vikings Announce 6 Practice Squad Moves".
  15. Peters, Craig (December 13, 2016). "Vikings Make 2 Practice Squad Moves".
  16. Peters, Craig (January 2, 2017). "Vikings Sign 9 Practice Squad Players to Futures Contracts".
  17. "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". September 2, 2017.
  18. "Vikings Sign 7 Players To Practice Squad". September 3, 2017.
  19. Peters, Craig (December 15, 2017). "Vikings Elevate Kyle Carter, Place Blake Bell on IR".
  20. Peters, Craig (January 13, 2018). "Vikings Activate Sam Bradford".
  21. Gantt, Darin (January 23, 2018). "Giants claim tight end Kyle Carter from Vikings".
  22. "LB Connor Barwin adds leadership and experience to LB corps". July 25, 2018.
  23. Boyle, John (July 27, 2018). "Seahawks Sign CB Trovon Reed, Claim Tight End Kyle Carter Off Waivers".
  24. "Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster". September 1, 2018.
  25. Brown, Chris (December 12, 2018). "RB Keith Ford, S Dean Marlowe elevated to active roster".
  26. "Bills sign tight end Kyle Carter". July 29, 2019.

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