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Kyle Carter | Tight End

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 247

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Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter is the No. 4 draft-eligible underclassmen TE, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.
Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but fell off to 18 receptions last season while sharing snaps with Jesse James and Adam Breneman. "Carter actually looks bigger than his 6-3 listing would indicate, with long arms he uses to attack the ball in the air," Kiper wrote. "Penn State will split him out, where he's simply too big to handle for most CBs, and it'll be particularly interesting for NFL evaluators to see how emerging QB prospect Christian Hackenberg uses him. Hackenberg's ball placement with Carter should be fun to watch, because Carter's frame will allow his QB to look for high-point catches and back-shoulder throws where the CB can't fight through Carter's frame. It'll be a good test of a QB, not just the emerging tight end." Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash. Aug 10 - 6:41 PM

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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter "has the makings of a big time prospect at tight end."

"He has nice size and the ability to get down the field and make the reception," Pauline wrote. Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but only produced 18 receptions last season as he competed for playing time at a stacked position. Once again this fall, he'll have to compete with Jesse James and Adam Breneman for snaps. The 6-foot-3, 243-pound Carter, whom Pauline sees as a Round 4 prospect, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.
Aug 10 - 2:55 PM

Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter can line up in the backfield, inline or in the slot, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Carter had 36 catches as a freshman, but only produced 18 receptions last season as he competed for playing time at a stacked position. "Carter has to compete with [Jesse] James and Adam Breneman for snaps, but when he's on the field, he is reliable with the skill-set to line up in the backfield, inline or slot," Brugler wrote. Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 4 - 6:10 PM

Penn State sophomore TE Kyle Carter is day-to-day with a left arm injury.

Carter really flashed as a freshman last season, and if healthy he could have a big year with freshman Christian Hackenberg at the helm. He'll have to take targets from receiver Allen Robinson, who is one of the better under the radar receivers right now.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter will miss the team's final two games with a dislocated wrist.

Carter seemingly improved every week he was healthy and his role in the Nittany Lions offense grew at the same rate. As the team's second leading receiver, expect Carter to be a factor next season.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 12:35:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter was taken to the locker room during the second half of Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Carter was already dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss time recently. Prior to leaving, Carter registered one catch for 13 yards.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter continues to deal with an undisclosed ankle injury, but is considered probable for Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Leading up to last week's game against Purdue, it appeared Carter was set to play, but he ultimately did not travel with the team. On the field, the freshman has become a bright spot in the Nittany Lions' passing game.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 12:40:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter did not travel with the team to Saturday's game against Purdue.

Carter will miss the game with an undisclosed ankle injury. The freshman is the program's top receiving target over the last few weeks, so Matt McGloin will be looking for a replacement.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter is considered probable to play in Saturday's game against Purdue.

Obviously this is a good sign for Carter, who has broken out as one of the Nittany Lions' top receiving targets in just his first season. He hurt his lower leg against Ohio State, but Carter will add to his 441 yards and two touchdowns on 35 receptions.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 10:50:00 AM

Penn State freshman TE Kyle Carter is listed as day-to-day for Saturday's game against Purdue.

Carter has been "turning heads" since taking over as the primary receiving tight end, so the future looks bright for the freshman. However, he hurt his lower leg against Ohio State, but seems to be doing "OK." Carter has 441 yards and two touchdowns on 35 receptions on the season.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Penn State redshirt freshman TE Kyle Carter has been "turning heads" all season, according to The Patriot-News' Audrey Snyder.

Carter is developing into a solid second receiver option from the F tight end position. Thus far the redshirt freshman has 23 catches for 279 yards and one touchdown while facing corners, safeties, and linebackers. Bill O'Brien has a history of heavily using tight ends, and Carter has been the main beneficiary.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 02:20:00 PM