Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)
Tight end Cethan Carter enters his junior season hoping to flourish in Nebraska’s new offensive system under Head Coach Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. The 6-4, 240-pound Carter battled through an injury-plagued sophomore campaign after breaking onto the scene as a true freshman in 2013.
Carter is one of three junior tight ends who have extensive playing experience, along with Lincoln natives Sam Cotton and Trey Foster. Carter has shown the ability to stress defenses with his pass-catching skills, while also providing a formidable blocking presence on the perimter.
Carter played in nine games with eight starts, while missing four games at midseason with a foot injury. Carter returned for the final four games of the season and finished with six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.
He made four of his six receptions in the final two games, with two catches for a career-high 48 yards at Iowa, highlighted by a career-long 34-yard grab before halftime to set up a touchdown. Carter also had a 14-yard catch in the fourth quarter on a game-tying drive. Carter added two receptions for 25 yards in the Holiday Bowl. Carter had his first career touchdown on a 20-yard catch at Fresno State.
Carter was one of seven true freshmen to play in 2013, seeing action in all 13 games with six starts. His playing time increased as senior Jake Long was hampered by injuries for much of the season.
Carter finished the year with 10 catches for 127 yards. He caught two passes three times on the year, including a season-high 43 yards against South Dakota State, highlighted by a season-long 26-yard catch. Carter also had two catches against Purdue and in the regular-season finale against Iowa. He caught fiive of his 10 passes in the final four games, 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.
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