Carter Announced as Nominee for Good Works Team
July 20, 2014
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The American Football Coaches Association has announced TCU safety Sam Carter as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team represents the nation's best in the areas of volunteerism and leadership among peers.
Carter, who earned his TCU degree in May and will play his senior season as a graduate student, is president of TCU's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and also heavily involved with Ignite, the student ministry on campus. He volunteers at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth as well as with local little league football teams.
A two-time All-Big 12 selection, Carter was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Team. He has also been selected to preseason watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award.
Carter led the Horned Frogs last season with five interceptions while tying for second with four sacks. He had 7 1/2 tackles for loss among his 49 stops. The New Orleans native added two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Carter was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Horned Frogs' 48-17 win over SMU. He totaled five tackles, 1 1/2 for loss and a sack. He also forced a fumble and had two interceptions, including one returned 66 yards for a touchdown.