- For others of the same name, see Tom Carter (disambiguation).
Thomas Carter, III (born September 5, 1972 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League from 1993–2001. The 17th overall draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft played nine seasons for the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, and Cincinnati Bengals. Carter played quarterback at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida and accepted a scholarship to play college football at the University of Notre Dame where he was a three-year starter at the free safety position. He currently works for the NFL Players Association. He also has four children Alex, Madison, Cameron, and Peyton. He lost Cameron to diabetes at 14 on 2/21/2012.
His son, Alex, a Senior at Briar Woods High School who just signed to play at Stanford University next year, was named the 2011-12 Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year,.