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Name: Michael Carter 
College: North Carolina     Number: 8
Height: 5-09   Weight: 199
Position: RB  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2021

40 Low: 4.40
   40 Time: 4.49
  40 High: 4.58
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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: PDoak/PHornung...2019: 3rdC-RB/HMC-AP...PDoak...3rd team All-ACC RB, HM All-ACC All-Purpose w/177-1003-5.7-3 rush, 21-154-7.3-2 rec, 19-466-24.5-0 KR in 13 gms in '19. 84-597-7.1-2 rush, 25-135-5.4-1 rec in 9 gms in '18. 97-559-5.8-8 rush, 11-100-9.1-1 rec in 11 gms in '17.

 Michael Carter, North Carolina, Player News


  The Heels' running game that ranked tied for second in the ACC with 233 yards per game, was held to a season-low 87 yards and just 2.9 yards per carry. Both of those numbers were right around the average the Irish's top-ranked rush defense has allowed per game. Neither Michael Carter's speed nor Javonte Williams' power could provide enough substantial runs through that interior line. Carter had a 26-yard run on his first carry and later had a 16-yard run. But those were the exceptions. He finished with just 15 more yards on six carries combined.

Williams entered the game leading the nation with 18 rushing touchdowns and 62 avoided tackles. But he managed just 28 yards, which like Carter, was a season low. "They had a good defensive line all the way across the board," Carter said. "They have a lot of athletes that you'll see at the next level." That inability to run underlined the Heels' fourth quarter struggles. Play-action passes were deemed ineffective. And forget about trying to have Howell in a five-step drop -- two of the six sacks by the Irish came in the fourth. "Unless we could run the ball well enough in this game, we knew that we couldn't protect well enough to get the ball downfield," Brown said. "And we had to throw the ball to win the game." - Raleigh News Observer


(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  NOV 16 ACC CO-RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Michael Carter, North Carolina, Sr., RB, Navarre, Fla.,...Totaled 150 all-purpose yards with 74 rushing, 55 receiving and 21 kick-return yards in the 59-53 victory over Wake Forest...Also scored a 46-yard receiving touchdown in earning his second ACC Running Back of the Week accolade of the 2020 season. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  The Tar Heels (3-0, 3-0 ACC) should certainly be confident going into Saturday's game against Florida State and not just because of their early success. The Seminoles (1-3, 0-3) currently rank last in the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 37.2 points per game. Longo said the Tar Heels' staff allows players to voice what plays they like best, which has helped lead to their success starting games. Longo said they tend to run those plays early on to establish a tempo. Howell is 14 of 18 passing on first drives for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Carter and junior running back Javonte Williams have combined to rush 13 times for 96 yards and a touchdown on first possessions.

Carolina is 7 for 8 in third down conversions. The Heels didn't get a third-and-20 against Syracuse, but converted a four-and-7 with an 18-yard reception by senior wide receiver Dazz Newsome. "I always ask our guys for their top 10 plays, a lot of that input from them goes into our little checklists for the opening drive," he said. The Heels seem to have that checklist down pat, now they have to focus on keeping that same energy throughout the game. Their 56-45 win over VT was the first game they felt the offense stayed in sync for the better part of the game. Against the Orange and Eagles, it was a bit disjointed. "We do start fast and we do finish fast," Carter told reporters in a video conference. "I think where our point of emphasis that we need to get better on is the second and third quarter." - Raleigh News Observer


(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  OCT 12 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Michael Carter, North Carolina, Sr., RB, Navarre, Fla.,...Averaged a school-record 12.6 yards per carry on his way to a career-high 214 rushing yards on 17 attempts and scored two rushing touchdowns in Saturday's 56-45 win over Virginia Tech...First UNC back to go over 200 yards in a game since Elijah Hood had 220 against NC State in 2015...Finished the afternoon with 251 all-purpose yards (214 rushing, 22 kick returns, 15 receiving). - ACC Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  North Carolina's 56-45 win over then-No. 19 Virginia Tech marked the most points the Tar Heels have scored against an opponent in the AP Top 25. Their 656 total yards were the second-most allowed by the Hokies. Alabama amassed 833 against them in 1973. Carolina's 399 rushing yards were its most against an ACC opponent since 1988. Sam Howell passed for 257 yards and three touchdowns, Michael Carter rushed 17 times for a career-high 214 yards and two scores, and Javonte Williams rushed 20 times for a career-high 169 yards and two TDs. It was the third time in program history, and first time in an ACC game since 1980, that the Tar Heels had two rushers go for 100 yards and a quarterback pass for 200 in the same game. - AP College Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Michael Carter, North Carolina,...After posting career high figures in rushing (1,003) and all-purpose (1,623) yards last season, Carter has been tabbed for the Doak Walker (top running back) and Paul Hornung Award (top versatile player) Watch Lists this fall. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2020 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Michael Carter, UNC,...Carter, from Navarre, Florida, led Carolina and sat fourth in the ACC in 2019 with 1,623 all-purpose yards (124.8 ypg). He rushed for a career-high 1,003 yards, had 466 return yards and 154 receiving yards during his junior campaign. His efforts on the field placed him among the conference's best players as a third-team running back, while also receiving honorable mention honors for all-purpose. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2020 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Michael Carter (Sr.), North Carolina,...A product of Navarre, Florida, Carter lands on the Walker preseason list for the third successive season. The senior running back has compiled 2,159 rushing yards (15th in program history) and 17 career touchdowns (13 rush, 4 receiving) over three seasons with the Tar Heels. In 2019, he was named a third team All-ACC running back and honorable mention at all-purpose. Carter led UNC with a career-high 1,003 yards and ranked fourth in the conference with 124.8 all-purpose years per game. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2019 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): RB - Michael Carter, North Carolina; 39,...Carter used his versatility to earn recognition as both a running back and an all-purpose player. He tallied 919 rushing yards (5.8 ypc) and three TDs, while catching 20 passes for 156 yards and two scores. His 76.6 rushing yards per game rank fifth in the conference and his 5.8 yards per carry is tied for fourth out of the league's top 10 rushers. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2019 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): AP - Michael Carter, North Carolina; 32,...Carter also averaged 25.2 yards per kickoff return, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Overall, Carter amassed 1,503 all-purpose yards. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2019 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE: Michael Carter (Jr.), North Carolina,...Carter, a native of Navarre, Florida, posted 597 yards and two TDs on 84 carries in nine games as a sophomore. He caught 25 passes for 135 yards and a TD. He earned ACC Running Back of the Week honors by exploding for 165 yards on 18 carries against Virginia Tech. Later in the year, he tallied 148 yards and a TD on 18 rushes at Duke. Carter was also listed on the Doak Walker Award preseason list in 2018 after a stellar freshman year that saw him score a team-leading eight rushing TDs and finish with 559 yards on 97 carries in 2017. - North Carolina Football

(DS#5 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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