DeAndre Carter
Carter with the Washington Football Team in 2021
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver / return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 28)
San Jose, California
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington (Fremont, California)
College:Sacramento State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team FCS All-American (2014)
  • 2× first-team All-Big Sky (2013, 2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receiving yards:682
Return yards:2,610
Rushing yards:96
Total touchdowns:4
Player stats at · 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.

College career

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.[1]

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Carter was signed as a free agent to the Baltimore Ravens on May 3, 2015.[2] 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.[3]

Oakland Raiders

Carter signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on September 16, 2015 after the Raiders traded wide receiver Brice Butler to the Dallas Cowboys.[4] On December 1, 2015, he was released from the practice squad.[5]

New England Patriots

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.[6][7] On January 26, 2016, Carter signed a futures contract with the Patriots.[8]

On September 3, 2016, Carter was released by the Patriots as part of final roster cuts.[9]

San Francisco 49ers

On February 24, 2017, Carter signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[10] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on January 2, 2018.[13] On May 15, 2018, Carter was waived by the team.[14]

Philadelphia Eagles

On July 28, 2018, Carter signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.[15] 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.[16] Carter was waived by the Eagles on September 18, 2018 after two games.[17] He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 20.[18] He was promoted back to the active roster on September 29, 2018.[19] Carter was waived by the Eagles on November 6, 2018.[20]

Houston Texans

On November 7, 2018, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.[21]

On March 11, 2020, Carter was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Texans.[22] On November 17, 2020, Carter was waived by the Texans.[23]

Chicago Bears

On November 18, 2020, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[24] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 10, 2020,[25] and activated on December 22.[26]

Washington Football Team

Carter scores a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021.
Carter scores a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021.

Carter signed with the Washington Football Team on April 1, 2021.[27] 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.[28][29] In the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, Carter recorded his first career receiving touchdown.[30]

Personal life

At Sacramento State, Carter majored in communication studies.[5] Carter served as a substitute teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School in 2016.[31]


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  2. ^ "Ravens sign DeAndre Carter".
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  4. ^ "Raiders Add DeAndre Carter to Practice Squad".
  5. ^ a b "DeAndre Carter". New England Patriots. Archived from the original on May 13, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Patriots sign rookie S Cedric Thompson and WR J.J. Worton to the practice squad; release WR DeAndre Carter from the practice squad". January 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Patriots re-sign WR DeAndre Carter to the practice squad; release OL Torrian Wilson from the practice squad". January 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Patriots sign eight to future contracts". January 26, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Patriots reach the 53-man roster limit". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "49ers Sign WR DeAndre Carter". February 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "49ers Cut Roster Down to 53 Players". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "49es Claim DL Xavier Cooper off Waivers, Sign 8 Players to Practice Squad". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "49ers Sign Nine Players to Reserves/Future Contracts". January 2, 2018. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "49ers Announce a Pair of Roster Moves". May 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Eagles Sign Wide Receiver DeAndre Carter". July 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Eagles' DeAndre Carter: Works as third receiver in win". September 7, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  17. ^ Foley, Graham (September 18, 2018). "Eagles Promote Josh Adams, Waive DeAndre Carter".
  18. ^ Zangaro, Dave (September 20, 2018). "Eagles sign DeAndre Carter, Billy Brown to practice squad". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  19. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 29, 2018). "Rodney McLeod Placed On Injured Reserve".
  20. ^ Zangaro, Dave (November 6, 2018). "Eagles waive DeAndre Carter, possibly signaling a long-awaited return". Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  21. ^ Williams, Charean (November 7, 2018). "Texans claim DeAndre Carter, cut Tyler Ervin". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  22. ^ Wilson, Aaron (March 11, 2020). "Texans sign KR-WR DeAndre Carter to new deal". Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  23. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-17-20)". November 17, 2020. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  24. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 18, 2020). "Roster Move: Bears claim punt returner off waivers".
  25. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 10, 2020). "Roster Move: Bears place Carter on COVID-19 list". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  26. ^ Simmons, Myles (December 22, 2020). "Bears activate DeAndre Carter off COVID-19 list". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  27. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations. "Washington Signs WR/KR DeAndre Carter". Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  28. ^ Razo, Eduardo (October 3, 2021). "Watch DeAndre Carter Score His First Career Touchdown on Kickoff Return". NBC4 Washington. Archived from the original on October 3, 2021. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  29. ^ Cadeaux, Ethan. "Washington returner DeAndre Carter named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  30. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations (November 1, 2021). "Washington-Broncos Monday Stats Pack". Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  31. ^ "A former teacher, WR DeAndre Carter wants to stand out". August 30, 2018.