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Patrick Carter
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Carter with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 17
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 35)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
College:Louisville
Undrafted:2008
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2008)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
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Player stats at NFL.com

Patrick Carter (born February 6, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Louisville.

Carter has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Hartford Colonials and Miami Dolphins. He is the younger brother of former New York Giants wide receiver Tim Carter.

The early yearsEdit

Patrick, like his older brother Tim, had a stellar high school career, and was selected as an Academic All-American at the University of Louisville. Patrick had many notable achievements in football, track & field, and basketball. Patrick graduated from Lakewood High School (Florida) in 2003, a school known for tremendously talented alumni such as Ernest Givins, Tom Carter (American football), Tim Carter (American football), Louis Murphy, Dante Fowler Jr., Rashod Moulton, Aveion Cason, Cornell Green (offensive tackle), Jonte Green, Rose Richmond, Shaquill Griffin, Shaquem Griffin He was elected to 2003 East/West All Star game, but declined so another player/friend could get exposure. Patrick graduated from high school with 50 college athletic scholarship offers.

In addition to athletics, Patrick was very involved in his community. He was a member of Young Life and http://www.atlantahabitat.org. It was through Young Life and personal friendships Patrick sought to teach others about being both a Christian and an outstanding athlete.

TrackEdit

As a senior, Patrick won state in track & field in the 4 × 100 meters relay, setting a high school record. Patrick also qualified in the 100 meters with a 10.54s time.

BasketballEdit

As a junior, he was the 6th man on the State Champion Lakewood High School team, with a record of 33-2. Patrick won the 6th man Award, and broke the state record for blocked shots.

FootballEdit

Patrick set seven Lakewood High School records as quarterback, including number of completions, total yards in a season, highest completion percentage, total touchdowns, total yards in a game, highest average yards per game, and tied the quarterback sneak record for longest rush (99 yards). As a senior, he was ranked 12th in the nation as a dual-threat quarterback.

College careerEdit

Patrick decided to attend Georgia Tech, primarily to be closer to his oldest brother. During his college career, Patrick played four out of five years as quarterback. In 2004, he played backup quarterback to Reggie Ball. During that same year, he also qualified for the indoor 60 metres in track & field. He also went to the ACC Indoor Championship.

In 2005, Carter transferred to Louisville, which meant he had to sit out of athletics for the year. Instead of playing, he logged over 1,000+ hours with Habitat for Humanity and made many visits to children's hospitals.

In 2006, Carter resumed playing as a wide receiver, and started along with Harry Douglas, Gary Barnidge, Michael Bush, Brian Brohm, Breno Giacomini, Mario Urrutia and Bilial Powell. During this season, Carter averaged 5.9 yards per punt return, caught 5 passes for 68 yards, and 17 punt returns for 117 yards. He was listed as the fastest player on the team consistently posting 4.2s and 4.3s 40 yard dashes. When Brohm became injured, Carter was moved to quarterback. In the Orange Bowl that year, he threw the first touchdown pass (1st in Louisville BCS history) to running back Anthony Allen.

While at Louisville, Carter also set track & field records for 55 metres, 60 metres, and 200 metres dashes. During his senior year, he helped lead his team to win the Big East Track & Field Outdoor Championship.

NFL careerEdit

In 2007, Carter entered the NFL Draft, and was signed as a Baltimore Ravens free agent. In 2008, Carter signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and played on the practice squad for the season. In 2009, Carter signed with the Seattle Seahawks, and later traded to the Miami Dolphins where he finished after two seasons.

BusinessEdit

While playing in the NFL, Carter began interning at a dental office, Amazing Smiles, in Sugar Land, Texas. At this time he found that he had a passion for being an entrepreneur and began investing with his brother starting two companies that still operate today. Carter's Express, founded in 2009 is a parcel shipping company that contracts with solely with FedEx Ground. Carter has a fleet of 12 trucks that launch daily servicing specific zip codes in the San Antonio market. Carter's Kids, RTC, founded in 2008 by his brother Tim Carter is dedicated to helping children in CPS to either reunite with their parents or be adopted into a loving family. They work alongside each other as this is truly their passion. Life's Purpose, RTC, founded in 2017 is inspired by Carter's Kids, RTC in an effort to extend their reach and have a greater impact on the youth in CPS care. In less than 2 years of beginning Life's Purpose has had over 6 children in 30 be adopted or reunited with family members. The Carter's look to exponentially grow that number. Life's Purpose COO is his wife Brittney Carter a former Louisville Softball player. Venue Motor Club, founded in 2014 is a love shared by all three of his brothers. You won't find a single car being sold, this is a first class concierge in the car buying industry. Venue Motor Club will do everything from negotiating with the banks to having the car delivered to your doorstep. Carter recounts stories of him delivering vehicles to husbands and wives as surprises and boasts about its 5 star rating that he looks to maintain. Customer first, treat them how you would treat you favorite and most valuable family member.

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