#11 Cethan Carter
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Metairie, La.
High School: Archbishop Rummel

Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)

2014 Outlook
Sophomore tight end Cethan Carter is poised for a bigger role in the Husker offense in 2014. Carter was one of seven true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2013, splitting time as the starting tight end. Following the graduation of 2013 senior Jake Long, Carter is the most game-tested tight end on the roster.

The 6-4, 240-pound Carter has all the tools needed to play the tight end position, including good hands to go along with excellent size and speed. Carter, along with Sam Cotton and Trey Foster, is one of three sophomore tight ends who should provide NU quarterbacks with reliable targets in the passing game.

2013 (Freshman)
Carter quickly earned his way into the rotation with the top unit and saw his playing time quickly increase with senior Jake Long hampered by injuries for much of the season. Carter played in all 13 games and made six starts as a true freshman.

Carter finished with 10 catches for 127 yards in his debut season. Carter caught two passes in three games in 2013, including against South Dakota State. In that game, he had a career-high 43 yards highlighted by a 26-yard catch. Carter also had two catches at Purdue and in the regular-season finale with Iowa. Carter caught five of his 10 passes in the final four games of the season, including a 23-yard catch against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

Before Nebraska (Rummel HS)
Carter had a standout career for Coach Jay Roth at Rummel High School in Metairie, La. Carter was a versatile performer, lining up as a tight end, H-Back and fullback in the Raiders’ run-based offense. He finished the 2012 season with 23 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns.

His play helped Rummel to a perfect 14-0 record and the Louisiana Class 5A state championship. Carter shined in the state title game at the Superdome, catching five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 victory over Barbe High. For his efforts as a senior, Carter was an all-district choice and a honorable-mention all-state selection.

Carter also started for Rummel as a junior, and was again used in a variety of roles on offense. Carter chose Nebraska over offers from LSU, Miami, Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida International. He was ranked as the No. 13 prospect in the state of Louisiana by the New Orleans Times-Picayune and was ranked among the top 50 tight ends in the country by several recruiting services. Carter was also one of the top players for the Rummel basketball team, leading the Raiders to a 21-11 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals.

Carter is the son of Shelly Carter and he was born on Sept. 5, 1993. He has not declared a mjor. Carter has volunteered his time with the Uplifting Athletes Road Race, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and outreach events at local community centers.

Carter's Career Statistics









2013 13/6 10 127 12.7 9.8 26 vs. SDSU




127 12.7


26 vs. SDSU



Single-Game Highs 
» Receptions – 
2 vs. SDSU (2013), at Purdue (2013), vs. Iowa (2013)
» Receiving Yards – 43 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Touchdowns – None