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Anthony Carter

Wide Receiver

Anthony Carter

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Riviera Beach, FL


University of Michigan (1979-1982)


Anthony Carter was a three-time All-America choice. He was a unanimous All-America in 1981 and 1982. In three years of voting for the Heisman Trophy, he placed 10th, 7th, 4th. In 1980, teammates voted him the Most Valuable Player Award, the first time a sophomore had been named by Michigan squad members. In 1982, he was named MVP of the Big Ten Conference. In his career he had 40 touchdowns, 37 on pass receptions. He scored 240 points. This was a Michigan record, breaking the mark of 237 by Tom Harmon in 1938-40. Michigan had a 35-13 record in his four years, won two Big Ten Championships, was in four bowls, and won the Rose Bowl once and the Bluebonnet Bowl once. Carter was a four-year starter and was captain in 1982. He also returned kicks. He returned 66 kickoffs, averaging 25.5 yards, and 81 punts, averaging 11.2. Carter had a pro career 1983-95 with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL and with Minnesota and Detroit in the NFL.


Height 5'11

Weight 181

Career Highlights

  • 1982 All-Conference
  • 1982 Conference MVP
  • 1982 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1982 Unanimous All-America
  • 1981 All-Conference
  • 1981 Heisman - Seventh
  • 1981 Unanimous All-America
  • 1980 All-Conference
  • 1980 First Team All-America
  • 1980 Heisman - Tenth
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