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CBS Sport's Dane Brugler believes that Florida Atlantic senior CB D'Joun Smith has "grabbed the attention of NFL Scouts" with his production in 2013.

"It will be tough for him to match his 2013 production this upcoming year, but Smith has already grabbed the attention of NFL scouts and is an underrated senior prospect to keep an eye on this season," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound Smith ranked No. 1 in conference USA and No. 2 nationally in passes defended (20) and No. 1 in the conference and No. 3 nationally in interceptions (7). The Florida Atlantic prospect was named FAU's 2013 Most Valuable Player by his coaches and teammates, and Brugler notes that he's an "underrated senior prospect" to watch in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 17 - 12:36 PM

Bills selected Florida Atlantic LB Randell Johnson with the No. 221 overall pick in the NFL draft

Johnson (6-foot-3 1/4, 242) ran 4.60 at the Owls' Pro Day, adding a 38 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Injury plagued at FAU, Johnson played end, linebacker, and special teams as a senior, recording 7.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks. He should help Buffalo's kick and punt coverage units if he makes the final 53-man roster.
May 10 - 5:50 PM

49ers selected FAU CB Keith Reaser with the No. 170 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Reaser (5-foot-9 3/4, 189) made 32 starts for the FAU Owls, recording seven tackles for loss and five interceptions. He tore his ACL six games into his senior season and underwent surgery. At the Combine in February, doctors discovered Reaser's ACL was not healed, and he had another knee reconstruction soon thereafter, performed by Dr. James Andrews. Reaser wasn't a dominant college player, and has huge medical concerns. He is another redshirt pick for the 49ers.
May 10 - 3:39 PM

Florida Atlantic announced Gary Partridge as head coach.

The Owls dismissed former coach Carl Pelini in October. A press conference to announce the news of Partridge's hiring is scheduled for Tuesday. Partridge, who has never been a head coach, was Arkansas' defensive coordinator in 2013. Arkansas State, Army, Bowling Green and Texas still have head coaching vacancies in the FBS.
Source: CBS 12
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis have resigned.

Per ESPN's Brett McMurphy, the two "attended recent social event where pot was used" and agreed to resign. The Owls are 2-6 this season. Pelini is the brother of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 03:57:00 PM's Gil Brandt reports former FAU WR Duron Carter worked out for the Miami Dolphins.

Brandt recently tweeted that Carter should be a priority free agent following the conclusion of the draft. He has a "similar speed (4.58), possession type," to his father, Cris, according to Brandt. We don't expect Carter to get drafted because of his reported poor attitude. He will have to come a long way to succeed in the NFL.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 04:42:00 PM

After watching tape on former FAU WR Duron Carter,'s Gil Brandt considers the prospect a priority free agent.

Brandt tweeted that Duron reminds him a lot of his father, Cris. "Similar speed (4.58), possession type," Brandt writes. We don;t believe Carter will be drafted, and his attitude will have to be top notch to stick on an NFL roster, something that has been a major issue in the past.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 02:30:00 PM

After leaving the FAU football program, junior WR Duron Carter has entered April's NFL Draft.

Duron, the son of Cris Carter, has chosen an odd collegiate path, going from Ohio State to Alabama to FAU, with neither landing spot offering much hope in terms of success. We doubt he is selected during April's Draft.
Source: NFL Labor
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Junior WR Duron Carter, son of NFL great Cris, has left the FAU football program and will likely enter April's NFL Draft.

Carter was not granted permission by the NCAA to play this season after transferring from Alabama. He actually began his career at Ohio State, but Carter never found a fit at any of the three schools. The junior has put zeros up the last two years and focused on academics the final few weeks of this season.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 09:26:00 AM

FAU junior WR Drun Carter's hardship waiver was denied by the NCAA and he will not be eligible to play during the 2012 season.

Carter will still practice with the team and will be eligible to play in 2013, if he lasts that long. Chris' son has had a tumultuous collegiate career, starting at Ohio State, then to Alabama, and now he will stand on the sidelines at FAU where he was involved in multiple arguments with coaches during and after practice during preseason workouts.
Source: Owl Access
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 09:21:00 AM

FAU sophomore WR William Dukes may miss Saturday's game against Alabama with a leg injury.

Dukes caught five passes for 98 yards last weekend against Georgia before leaving with the injury. "Both of them are short term," head coach Carl Pelini said. "I don't know about this week, but neither of them have any kind of fracture." Pelini is also referring to backup quarterback Stephen Curtis in that statement.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 11:09:00 AM

Alabama junior WR transfer Duron Carter was kicked out of FAU's practice on Monday while his father, Chris, watched.

Carter was in the news earlier this weekend after he spent a majority of practice engaging in a heated conversation with his position coach. Obviously Chris' son has not put together a steady collegiate career, already transferring from top programs like Ohio State and Alabama.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 02:38:00 PM

Junior WR Duron Carter, son of Chris Carter, wants to play at FAU in 2012 but has yet to be admitted by the school.

Carter is also in the process of petitioning the NCAA for a transfer waiver, which would prevent him from being forced to redshirt the 2012 season. The college path has had many stops for Carter thus far, starting at Ohio State, followed by a stop at a community college, and finally Alabama where academic issues prohibited him from touching the field.
Source: Owl Access
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 08:45:00 AM

Suspended Alabama receiver Duron Carter suggested via social media that he might be around this spring.

The son of former NFL star receiver Cris Carter has not caught a pass in a major-college game since 2009. He was with his father’s alma mater, Ohio State, that year and caught 13 passes for 176 yards. He left the Buckeyes following that season -- his only one in Columbus -- due to academic issues. He went the community college route for a year before finding his way to Tuscaloosa, where academic concerns continued to plague him. If he can play, he might have a shot at contributing as the Tide’s top two wide receivers from a year ago (Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks) have departed.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Florida Atlantic wide receiver Avery Holley had not gone over 100 yards receiving in his career until he did during the final game of his college career against Troy.  Holley caught four passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.

The Owls offense has been terrible since Rusty Smith headed to the NFL and is a fantasy wasteland for next year.
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Mon, Dec 6, 2010 08:15:00 PM

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