Rubin Carter
Biographical details
Born (1952-12-12) December 12, 1952 (age 70)
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
Playing career
1971–1974Miami (FL)
1975–1986Denver Broncos
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1988Denver Broncos (DL)
1987–1993Howard (DL)
1994–1995Miami Killian High School (DL)
1995–1996San Jose State (DL)
1997–1998Maryland (DL)
1999–2000Washington Redskins (DL)
2001–2003New York Jets (DL)
2004–2005Temple (DL)
2005–2007Florida A&M
2009–2011New Mexico (DL)
2012Towson (DL)
2013–2015Purdue (DL)
Head coaching record

Rubin Carter (born December 12, 1952) is a former American football player and coach. He most recently served as defensive line coach for Purdue University. Carter played professionally as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) with the Denver Broncos from 1975 to 1986 Carter was the head coach of the Florida A&M Rattlers football team from 2005 to 2007. Carter has been the defensive line coach at the University of New Mexico under head coach Mike Locksley. Carter graduated from Fort Lauderdale's Stranahan High School in 1971.[citation needed] Carter was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Carter is African-American.[1] He is the father of Andre Carter.

Coaching career

Florida A&M

In July 2005, Carter replaced Billy Joe to become the new head coach at Florida A&M University. In the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Carter compiled 6–5 and 7–4 records, respectively. After compiling a 3–8 record in the 2007 season, Florida A&M fired Carter, citing that the university needed to "move in a new direction".[2]


On December 5 2013, Carter was hired as the defensive line coach for the Purdue Boilermakers football team.[3] On November 29, 2015, Carter's contract was not renewed by Purdue.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida A&M Rattlers (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2005–2007)
2005 Florida A&M 6–5 5–3 4th
2006 Florida A&M 7–4 5–4 4th
2007 Florida A&M 3–8 2–7 9th
Florida A&M: 16–17 12–14
Total: 16–17


  1. ^ "Celebrating Black History: Towson's Rubin Carter | CAA Football". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02.
  2. ^ Kallestad, Brent (2007-11-20). "Florida A&M fires football coach; athletic director resigns". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
  3. ^ Adam Rotten urgent (February 28, 2013). "Purdue hires Carter as defensive line coach". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 17, 2013.