PLAYER
Alex Carter
S #33
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
Age:
22
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Ashburn, VA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
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2016 DET 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
16 @DAL L 21-42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 GB L 24-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

The Lions’ third-round pick (80th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, Carter joined a blossoming young group of Lions cornerbacks led by CB Darius Slay following a successful-three year career at Stanford. Missed his rookie season to due injury and spent the majority of 2016 as a member of the team’s practice squad.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions to the active roster from the practice squad on December 24, 2016.
  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on September 4, 2016.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on December 1, 2015.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured - Designated For Return on September 7, 2015.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (80th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

PRO
The Lions’ third-round pick (80th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, Carter joined a blossoming young group of Lions cornerbacks led by CB Darius Slay following a successful-three year career at Stanford. Missed his rookie season to due injury and spent the majority of 2016 as a member of the team’s practice squad.

2016: Appeared in his first game on the active roster in Week 16 at Dallas. Saw action on special teams (12/26).

  • Inactive in Week 17 against the Packers (1/1).

2015: Began the season on Reserve/Injured - Designated for Return and was placed on Reserve/Injured on December 1, 2015.

COLLEGE
Played three years as one of the Cardinal’s top defensive backs, entering the NFL Draft following his junior season in 2014. Started 33-of-40 games in his career and finished with 146 total tackles (106 solo), two interceptions, 18 pass defenses and five forced fumbles.

2014: Started 12-of-13 games to close out his college career as a junior and amassed 41 tackles (33 solo), 10 pass defenses, one interception and one forced fumble. Earned All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention honors and was a Phil Steele Third Team All Pac-12 selection. Named to the Bednarik Award and Nagurski Award watch lists.

  • Recorded four tackles and one forced fumble vs. Army.
  • Had a season-high five solo tackles and one pass breakup at Washington.
  • Picked off his first pass of the season against Oregon and finished with four tackles in the game.
  • Racked up a season-high six solo tackles and one pass breakup at UCLA.

2013: Earned starts in all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore and ended the year with 59 tackles (39 solo), two tackles for loss, one interception and a team-high seven pass defenses. Named Pac-12 Honorable Mention.

  • Began the season with seven tackles (five solo) against San Jose State.
  • Totaled three tackles (one for loss) and his first-career interception vs. Arizona State.
  • Logged a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) against Washington State.
  • Anchored the Cardinal secondary with three solo tackles at Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
  • Concluded the season with two tackles and two pass defenses vs. Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.

2012: As a true freshman, earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors after playing in all 14 games, including starts in the last eight contests at cornerback. Led the defense with three forced fumbles and finished the season with 46 tackles (34 solo) and three tackles for loss. Also logged five kickoff returns for 110 yards.

  • Notched his first-career tackle for loss and first-career forced fumble at Notre Dame.
  • Took over starting cornerback duties in week seven at California. Totaled four solo tackles in his first-career start.
  • Had a season-high seven tackles (three solo) in Stanford’s Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.

PERSONAL
Graduated from Briar Woods (Va.) High School and played under head coach Charlie Pierce, where he was a four-star recruit per ESPN, Rivals and Scout. Ranked as the nation’s fourth-best safety prospect by Rivals, ninth by Scout and was Virginia’s 2011 Gatorade State Player of the Year and AA Defensive Player of the Year. Also earned all-state and all-region honors as a defensive back and kick returner in 2011.

  • Recorded 50 tackles, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), as well as 1,000 all-purpose yards on offense as a senior.
  • Participated in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American and International Bowls.
  • Also lettered in track and field at Briar Woods.
  • Son of Tom and Renee Carter. Father played at Notre Dame and was a first-round draft selection by the Washington Redskins in 1993.
  • Majored in psychology at Stanford.

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