February 28, 2011
"Picture This" Photo Essay
Erik Carter (born February 10, 1983) is an American football receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League. Carter, a two time all-American for the University of Miami, Florida was drafted number 35 overall in the 2006 NFL draft. In his rookie year, Carter set career highs in receptions among rookies with 80 receptions. He had eight touchdown grabs and had been named NFL offensive rookie of the year.
As a senior in college, Carter torched defensive backs with his blazing 4.35, 40 yard dash. Carter was selected for first team all selection two straight years his junior and senior years. In his final two years of eligibility Carter took the Hurricanes to two bowl games. One had been to the sugar bowl, losing to the University of Texas in a blowout. The other bowl game had been a victory over the University of Southern Cal in the orange bowl. Miami retired Carter’s jersey on July 20, 2008.
Carter had been raised in Miami, Florida attending Hiram Clarke Elementary school before moving with his mother to California at the age of 11. Carter soon had been enrolled at Santa Monica middle school than later attending Santa Monica High School where he first began playing football his freshman year. Once on the field, Carter impressed many coach as he had been capable to elude defenders from ever tackling. He had been nicknamed “All Day” by his teammates because he had always been open for a reception.