Stanford's Carter will give up final football year for NFL


Alex Carter will forgo his senior season and enter his name into the 2015 NFL Draft, as announced Wednesday by the Stanford junior cornerback.

"It's been an honor to compete alongside my teammates and brothers at Stanford, and represent the University on and off the field," Carter said. "This was a difficult decision, and I have put much thought into it with my family and mentors. I would like to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to my coaches, professors, and the Stanford family for putting me in the position to achieve my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL."

Carter, a psychology major, has started 33 games in his three seasons with the Cardinal, including the last 12 games of 2014. With Carter locking down one side of the field, Stanford entered the bowl season second nationally in scoring defense (16.0), seventh in passing defense (175.7) and fifth in total defense (287.4).

The Cardinal held all 13 of its opponents below their season averages in passing and total offense.

Known for his physicality at the cornerback position, Carter has forced five fumbles in three seasons for the Cardinal, including three as a true freshman in 2012. In addition, 106 of Carter's 146 career tackles have been solo tackles. Carter recorded two interceptions in his collegiate career.

Carter's father, Tom, was the first-round pick of the Washington Redskins and played for three NFL teams in a career that lasted from 1993-2001.

— Stanford Athletics

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 4,755 views

If you do nothing else, do These Three Things
By Sherry Listgarten | 33 comments | 1,974 views

Premarital and Couples: "You're Not Listening to Me!" may mean "I don't feel heard."
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,297 views

Lentil Brownies
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 420 views

Finding Balance
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 245 views


Vote now!

It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Palo Alto. Voting is open now through May 27. Watch for the results of our 2019 Best Of contest on Friday, July 19.