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Kyle Carter | Tight End

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 247

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Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter's "skill-set is more of a hybrid receiver, tight end and H-back with his size and versatility to line up anywhere on the offense," CBS Sports Dane Brugler observes.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded only 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014. However, the last two seasons Carter has shared time with Jesse James, Adam Breneman at tight end for the Nittany Lions. Carter could take on a much bigger role in Penn State's offense this season. Earlier this month, Carter was named to the Mackey Award Watch List; the award is given annually to the most outstanding tight end in College Football. Jul 15 - 4:13 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter is the No. 2 senior tight end draft prospect in the country, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"His catch totals don't quite do justice to his talent level, and you hope Christian Hackenberg will find Carter more often in 2015," Kiper wrote. "He has a very good size-and-speed combination." The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded only 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014 in a timeshare with TE Jesse James. He has only 70 catches in three seasons, but we wouldn't be surprised at all if he hops over 50 this fall.
Jul 9 - 4:56 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter "must improve his focus, hands and ability to secure tougher catches."

"Carter has seen his numbers diminish after his outstanding freshman season," Zierlein wrote. "Christian Hackenberg's accuracy issues and unwillingness to target Carter haven't helped in the past and might hurt him once again, but I'm expecting a bounce-back year from the Penn State signal-caller. Carter could be the beneficiary thanks to his quickness off the line of scrimmage and ability to get open in space." The analyst ranks Carter as the No. 9 tight end in the land. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014 in a timeshare with TE Jesse James.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 6:02 PM

NFL.com Draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Penn State redshirt senior TE Kyle Carter "needs a big senior year and Combine workout to show he's more than a move-the-chains passing game option."

The Penn state prospect is a versatile weapon for the Lions offense, as they used him in the backfield, inline and in the slot. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Carter recorded 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown in 2014. With TE Jesse James off to the NFL, Carter and Adam Breneman should see a slight increase in their production for 2015.
Source: NFL.com
May 7 - 4:28 PM

Penn State redshirt junior TE Kyle Carter had three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

Carter's touchdown catch was the game's biggest play. After Boston College scored a touchdown and missed an extra point in the first stanza of overtime, QB Christian Hackenberg hit Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass to tie the affair. PSU K Luke Ficken nailed the extra point and the Nittany Lions proceeded to dance on top of the Yankees' dugout. Carter, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, runs a 4.89 second 40-yard dash. He could be a mid-round pick if he declares for the draft early.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:58:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:41:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:55:00 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
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 06:10:00 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