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Sam Carter



Sam Carter will play his senior season at TCU as a graduate student. He earned his TCU degree in May, majoring in sociology with a minor in business. He is currently in TCU’s Masters of Liberal Arts program.


Sam Carter is the unquestioned leader of the TCU football program. He is also among the most popular students on the TCU campus. His contribution to TCU goes well beyond his role as a member of the football program. He is an ambassador for his University. He has the highest moral compass and is exactly what you look for in a true student-athlete. Sam’s family had to relocate from New Orleans to the Houston area after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He has the most positive outlook on everything. People like Sam Carter are why you work in intercollegiate athletics.


Sam Carter is the first person chosen to represent the TCU football program in any community activity. He is president of TCU’s FCA chapter and also heavily involved with Ignite, the student ministry on campus. Sam volunteers at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as well as with local little league football teams.


Sam Carter has been an All-Big 12 selection the last two seasons and is a preseason all-conference pick in 2014. He is also a preseason All-American in addition to being named to watch lists for four national awards (Chuck Bednarik Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Jim Thorpe Award). His nine interceptions over the last two seasons are the most in the Big 12. He was selected as the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in last year’s 48-17 win over SMU. Sam was tabbed first-team All-Texas College in 2013 by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and has been named the 2014 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in the State.