Tim Carter
No. 84, 86, 87, 15     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2002 2006)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     81
Receiving yards     1,090
Receiving touchdowns     4
Stats at

Timothy M. Carter (born September 21, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Carter has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams.

Early yearsEdit

Carter attended Lakewood High School (St. Petersburg, Florida) and was a letterman in football and track.

College careerEdit

Carter attended Auburn University. He was a two-year starter that originally played defensive back at Auburn. Led the team in receiving during his Senior year, totaling 35 catches for 570 yard (16.3 average) and three touchdowns while also averaging 23.9 yards returning kicks. As a junior, he registered 21 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown as a receiver with 19 returns for 243 yards and one touchdown returning kicks. Carter only caught a single pass as a sophomore after missing four games with a bad ankle. Carter ran track at Auburn spending time on the 4x100 meter relay team.

Track and fieldEdit

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.81 Lexington, Kentucky February 24, 2001
100 meters 10.37 Athens, Georgia May 5, 2001
200 meters 21.06 Athens, Georgia May 5, 2001

Professional careerEdit


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11⅞ * 190 * 4.32 * 1.54 * 2.50 * 3.93 * 6.68 * 39" * 10'06" * X X
* represents NFL Combine"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New York GiantsEdit

The New York Giants drafted Carter with the 14th pick in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Tim Carter made his first reception, for 22 yards, of the 2006 season in the huge comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles in week two. During the game, he also scored his first touchdown of the season, on a fumble return after Plaxico Burress fumbled and the ball rolled into the end zone. Carter was again in the end zone the following week, with 3 receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown versus the Seattle Seahawks. He was decent against the Washington Redskins, with 4 receptions for 44 yards. Carter ended the season with 22 receptions for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns, despite garnering only 8 starts.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

He was traded on March 9, 2007, to the Cleveland Browns for running back Reuben Droughns. He went on to appear in all 16 games for the Browns during the 2007 season, catching eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. He became a free agent following the season.

Houston TexansEdit

On May 22, 2008, Carter was signed by the Houston Texans. He was later released on August 26, 2008, by Houston and sat out the rest of the season.

St. Louis RamsEdit

In 2009 between May 1–3, Carter participated in a St. Louis Rams mini-camp on a tryout basis. On May 5, the Rams signed Carter to a one-year contract.[1] He was released on September 5, 2009 and re-signed on October 12. He was waived on November 3.

Personal lifeEdit

Carter is the cousin of major league baseball players Gary Sheffield and Dwight Gooden, as well as fellow NFL players Darrin Nelson, Al Harris, and Carlos Carson. Tim's younger brother, Patrick Carter, was formerly a quarterback and wide receiver with Georgia Tech and the University of Louisville.


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