Sam Carter

Sam  Carter


New Orleans, La.

High School:
Alief Hastings High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215




Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: TCU vs. Ole Miss Postgame Notes

No.6 TCU 42, No. 9 Ole Miss 3


TCU Claims Three Big 12 Individual Awards

Seventeen Horned Frogs receive All-Big 12 recognition


TCU vs. Texas Postgame Notes

#5 TCU 48, Texas 10


TCU vs. Kansas Postgame Notes

#4 TCU 34, Kansas 30


TCU vs. Kansas State Postgame Quotes

#6 TCU 41, #7 Kansas State 20


No. 4 Football vs. Iowa State

USATSI Gallery


TCU vs. Iowa State 12/6/14

TCU vs. Iowa State 12/6/14


TCU vs. Texas 11/27/14

TCU vs. Texas 11/27/14


Football vs. West Virginia

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at West Virginia (USATSI)


Texas Tech vs. #10 Football (USA Today)

Texas Tech vs. #10 Football; photos by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2014: First-team Associated Press All-Big 12 and a second-team selection by the coaches ... started all 13 games this season … Senior CLASS Award finalist … named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist … AFCA Goods Works Team nominee … received First-Team All-Texas College honors from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football … also earned the State Defensive Player of the year and Best Defensive Back in the State accolades from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football … in the preseason, was named to the Chuck Bednarik Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists … also garnered First-Team and Third-Team Preseason All-American honors from USA Today and Sports News, respectively … recorded 55 tackles throughout the season, 30 unassisted … opened the season with seven tackles against Samford … had a season-high eight at Baylor … tied for second on the team in interceptions with four … his first came against Minnesota on their third possession of the game … had another in the 82-27 victory over Texas Tech … recorded two on Thanksgiving night at Texas … he was previously the last Horned Frog with interceptions in a game, accomplishing the feat against SMU in 2013 … he was one interception away from tying a career-high in a season … credited with five pass breakups and nine pass deflections throughout the season ... recorded three tackles, two solo, in the 42-3 win over No. 6 Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

2013: A starter in all 12 games ... second-team All-Big 12 for the second consecutive season ... first-team All-Texas College by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the 48-17 win over SMU ... totaled five tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss, with a sack ... also forced a fumble and had two interceptions, including one returned 66 yards for a touchdown ... led TCU while tying for second in the Big 12 with five interceptions ... tied for second on the Horned Frogs with four sacks ... had 7 1/2 tackles for loss among his 49 stops which placed sixth on TCU ... added two pass breakups and a forced fumble ... had a season-best eight tackles and an interception against Baylor ... also had a pick the game before at Kansas State ... totaled seven stops versus Texas ... recorded sacks in consecutive contests versus West Virginia and Iowa State ... had a sack and pass breakup in the win over Kansas ... posted a tackle for loss and interception against Southeastern Louisiana.

2012: A starter in all 13 games ... named second-team All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... was TCU's fourth-leading tackler with 63 total tackes (39 solo and 24 assists) ... included in those tackles are 3.0 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss ... his 3.0 sacks are good for third on the team, as are his 6.5 tackles for loss ... also grabbed four interceptions and forced a fumble ... one of his two tackles against Grambling State was a sack for a 13-yard loss ... had five tackles and his first-career pick at Kansas ... totaled seven tackles against Virginia, including five solo stops ... made eight tackles in the game with Iowa State and five were solo ... filled the stat sheet in the win at Baylor with seven tackles (all solo), an interception and two sacks ... had three solo tackles at Oklahoma State ... tied for the team lead in the win at West Virginia with 10 tackles (four solo, six assists) ... made eight tackles, including five solo, against Kansas State ... had a tackle for loss in each of the three aforementioned games ... made just four tackles at Texas, but forced a fumble and had an interception on UT's final possession that clinched the Thanksgiving night win for the Horned Frogs ... made six tackles in the regular season finale against Oklahoma and intercepted his fourth pass of the year ... returned that interception 42 yards to set up a TCU touchdown on the next play from scrimmage.

2011: Appeared in 11 games ... his lone start came in the season opener at Baylor ... had eight tackles, including three solo stops ... half of his tackles were at Baylor ... contributed a tackle in the last two games of the regular season against Colorado State and UNLV.

2010: Redshirted his first season on campus.

High School: Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 23 dual-threat quarterback in the nation ... also rated by Rivals as the No. 4 dual-threat signal caller in the state ... passed for 1,791 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... added 995 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns ... nominated for an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year award ... passed for 1,759 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior at Morton Ranch High School ... added 1,021 yards and nine scores on the ground ... named the District 21-4A Offensive Most Valuable Player ... had a 54.0 completion percentage (150-of-278) for 2,085 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a sophomore ... added 739 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on a 5.9 per carry mark ... chose TCU over offers from Baylor, Houston, Miami (Fla.), Louisville and Oklahoma State.

Personal: Parents are Sam Carter and Dildred Taylor ... major is sociology.

2011 11/1 3 5 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0
2012 13/13 39 24 63 6.5-31 3.0-26 4 10 0 1
2013 12/12 33 16 49 7.5-34 4.0-29 5 2 0 1
2014 13/13 30 25 55 0.5-0 0-0 4 5 0 0
Career 49/39 105 70 175 14.5-65 7.0-55
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