|Position:||Wide receiver / return specialist|
|Born:||April 10, 1993|
San Jose, California
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Washington (Fremont, California)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2021|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
DeAndre Carter (born April 10, 1993) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is a free agent. He played college football at Sacramento State before signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Carter has also been a member of several other NFL teams.
Carter attended Sacramento State, where he played wide receiver and was named first-team FCS All-American in 2014 after recording 99 receptions for 1,321 yards and 17 touchdowns.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Carter was signed as a free agent to the Baltimore Ravens on May 3, 2015. After a successful training camp, he seemed to have a chance of making the final roster. However, after failing to win the return job during the first three weeks of preseason, he was released by the Ravens on August 31, 2015 as part of the first wave of roster cuts.
Carter signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on September 16, 2015 after the Raiders traded wide receiver Brice Butler to the Dallas Cowboys. On December 1, 2015, he was released from the practice squad.
On December 15, 2015, Carter was signed by the New England Patriots to their practice squad. He was released on January 12, 2016 but was re-signed the next day. On January 26, 2016, Carter signed a futures contract with the Patriots.
On September 3, 2016, Carter was released by the Patriots as part of final roster cuts.
On February 24, 2017, Carter signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on January 2, 2018. On May 15, 2018, Carter was waived by the team.
On July 28, 2018, Carter signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He made the Eagles's final roster. In the 2018 season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, he recorded a 10-yard reception, the first of his NFL career, in the 18–12 victory. Carter took over kick and punt return duties with regular returner Darren Sproles sidelined with an injury. Carter was waived by the Eagles on September 18, 2018 after two games. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 20. He was promoted back to the active roster on September 29, 2018. Carter was waived by the Eagles on November 6, 2018.
On November 7, 2018, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.
On March 11, 2020, Carter was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Texans. On November 17, 2020, Carter was waived by the Texans.
On November 18, 2020, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 10, 2020, and activated on December 22.
Carter signed with the Washington Football Team on April 1, 2021. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons after he returned a kickoff 101 yards for his first career touchdown. In the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, Carter recorded his first career receiving touchdown.
At Sacramento State, Carter majored in communication studies. Carter served as a substitute teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School in 2016.