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Tony Carter (CB)
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 176
College: Florida St.
Conference: ACC
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: Mandarin
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Overview

Being a four-year starter at Florida State takes a lot of talent. No question, Carter has that. A small but tough 2008 second-team All-ACC pick has been a stalwart for the Seminoles, only missing two games with a knee injury as a sophomore in four seasons. His nine career interceptions and 27 career pass breakups prove he can hang with any receiver; his 12.5 tackles for loss show he's not afraid to mix it up in run support.


High School

A four-star player by Rivals.com and the No. 2 rated cornerback in the nation...Named to the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine 75...One of the fastest players in the state of Florida with a consistent 4.30 the 40-yard dash...Had four INTs, blocked two kicks, and scored five TDs all while splitting time at quarterback and wide receiver in addition to his regular cornerback duties his senior year...Earned third-team all-state honors for class 6A after tallying 43 tackles and nine INTs...Was the MVP of the Nike camp held in Gainesville in the spring of 2003...As a junior he made to the state finals in the 110-M hurdles...Was also a member of the East squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio played on January 3...Picked Florida State over Tennessee and North Carolina.


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Analysis

Positives: Defines the word scrappy. ... Backs down from no one. ... Excellent quickness and footwork, can run with any receiver. ... Stays low in his stance to quickly change direction. ... Despite his lack of size, he uses his hands to stay active in man coverage. ... Uses his slim body to slip through blocks in run support. ... Good vertical to high-point the ball. ... Excellent hand-eye coordination to knock away or intercept passes.


Negatives: Short and very thin frame. ... Works hard to get off blocks but may really struggle to do so against larger receivers. ... Could improve his tackling in the open field, not solely based on a lack of strength, but will drop his head instead of watching what he hits. ... Has had issues with pass interference penalties because he is gets overly physical, or physically overmatched.


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