Tom Carter
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Personal information
Born: (1972-09-05) September 5, 1972 (age 50)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Thomas Carter, III (born September 5, 1972) is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League from 1993 to 2001. The 17th overall draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, Carter played nine seasons for the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, and Cincinnati Bengals. Carter played quarterback at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, and accepted a scholarship to play college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a three-year starter at the free safety position. He currently works for the NFL Players Association.

Carter has four children: Alex, Madison, Cameron, and Peyton. Cameron died of Type 1 diabetes at age 14 on February 21, 2012.[1] Alex Carter was named Virginia's 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year, and was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions after a standout career at Stanford. [2] Madison is currently a news reporter for WVIR-TV NBC29[3] in Charlottesville, Virginia.


  1. ^ "Stanford's Carter carries inspiring memories with him". Palo Alto Online. December 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Briar Woods' Alex Carter named Gatorade POY in Virginia". ESPN. December 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Madison Carter". Retrieved 2016-07-22.