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Cethan Carter
Player Profile:
Cethan Carter 1075538
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: Archbishop Rummel
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Honors & Awards
» John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List (2016)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, 2015)
» Nebraska Most Improved Player (2015)
» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)

2016 Season Notes
» Had one reception for seven yards at Iowa, giving him 57 career receptions which ranks sixth all-time at Nebraska. Tracey Wistrom (1998-2001) ranks fifth with 58 receptions.
» Caught five passes for 48 yards against Oregon, setting a career high for receptions.
» Caught his first touchdown of the 2016 season and the fourth of his career at Northwestern. Also added a 16-yard rush against the Wildcats.

2016 Outlook
Tight end Cethan Carter heads into the 2016 season in hopes of finishing his Nebraska career in strong fashion. The 6-4, 240-pound Carter is a prototypical tight end in the Husker offensive system and flourished late in his junior season, helping Nebraska’s offense finish strong in the season’s final month.

Carter was one of six Huskers with more than 20 catches last season, and he continued to show his big-play ability. In addition to his receiving skills, Carter became a strong blocker in the Husker run game. Carter earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition in 2015, and is capable of contending for higher honors as a senior. Carter is one of three veteran tight ends that return to the NU offense, along with fellow seniors Sam Cotton and Trey Foster.
Carter has not redshirted, but is on track to earn his degree in criminology and criminal justice in May of 2017.

2015 (Junior)

Carter started each of the final 11 games, finishing with 24 receptions for 329 yards and two touchdowns. He had seven games with multiple receptions, including five of the season’s final six games.

Carter sat out the first two games and returned with single catches against Miami and Southern Miss. He had three receptions at Illinois, including a career-long 55-yard reception. He added three catches against Wisconsin and had a 10-yard TD catch in an impressive offensive showing at Minnesota.

Carter caught three passes for 45 yards at Purdue before finishing the season on a strong note. At Rutgers, Carter tied his career high with four receptions for 57 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown. He also had a 32-yard touchdown run on a reverse, marking the only rushing touchdown by a tight end in NU history.  He tied his career high with four catches for a career-high 76 yards against Iowa with three catches of at least 20 yards. He closed the year with two catches against UCLA and helped seal the NU win with a 16-yard run.

2014 (Sophomore)
Carter played in nine games with eight starts, missing four games at midseason with a foot injury. Carter returned for the final four games and finished with six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

He made four of his six receptions in the final two games, with two catches for a career-high 48 yards at Iowa, highlighted by a career-long 34-yard grab to set up a touchdown. Carter also had a 14-yard catch in the fourth quarter on a game-tying drive. Carter added two receptions for 25 yards in the Holiday Bowl. Carter had his first career touchdown on a 20-yard catch at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)
Carter was one of seven true freshmen to play in 2013, seeing action in all 13 games with six starts. He had 10 catches for 127 yards, and caught two passes three times. He had a season-high 43 yards against South Dakota State, highlighted by a season-long 26-yard catch. He caught five of his 10 passes in the final four games, including a 23-yard catch against Georgia.

Before Nebraska (Archbishop Rummel HS)
Carter had a standout career for Coach Jay Roth at Rummel High School in Metairie, La. Carter was a versatile performer, lining up as a tight end, H-Back and fullback in the Raiders’ run-based offense. He finished 2012 with 23 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns.

His play helped Rummel to a perfect 14-0 record and the Louisiana Class 5A state championship. Carter shined in the state title game, catching five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 victory over Barbe High. For his efforts as a senior, Carter was an all-district choice and a honorable-mention all-state selection.

Carter started and was used in a variety of roles for Rummel as a junior. Carter chose Nebraska over offers from LSU, Miami, Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida International. He was ranked as the No. 13 prospect in the state of Louisiana by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Carter was also one of the top players for the Rummel basketball team, leading the Raiders to a 21-11 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals as a senior.

The son of Shelly Carter, Cethan was born on Sept. 5, 1993. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has volunteered his time with outreach events at local community centers and hospitals.

Carter's Career Statistics









2013 13/6 10 127 12.7 9.8 26 vs. SDSU
2014 9/8 6 98 16.3 10.9 34 at Iowa 1




329 13.7


55 at Illinois





554 13.9


55 at Illinois


Rushing -- 2 carries, 48 yards in 2015; 32-yard TD at Rutgers

Single-Game Highs 
» Receptions – 4 at Rutgers (2015), vs. Iowa (2015)
» Receiving Yards – 76 vs. Iowa (2015)
» Touchdowns – 1, three times

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