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KERRY CARTER
Position: HB
Class: Sr
School: Stanford
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 238
40 Time: 4.65
Grade: 3.4

BIO: Feature runner who led Stanford on the ground two of the past three seasons. Carried the ball 149 times for 524 yards with two scores during an injury plagued senior campaign and caught eight passes for 36 yards. Junior totals were 123-456-9 on the ground with 11-158-1 as a receiver after a separated shoulder kept him on the sidelines during the last four games of the season. Posted career numbers as a true sophomore totaling 179-729-6 as a ball carrier.

POSITIVES: King sized tailback who runs with both power and vision. Sees the field, works to avoid piles and displays adequate skills outside of tackle. Finds the running lanes, drives up the field and a powerful ball carrier who breaks the first tackle, picking up major yardage off initial contact. Some elusiveness and weaves through the traffic, waiting for blocks to develop, then following them. Competent receiver out of the backfield.

NEGATIVES: Runs with an upright style which leads to a lot of punishing hits and an inability to finish runs. Lacks a burst through the hole, overall quickness as well as speed. Gives half hearted efforts blocking. Even though a big, powerful runner, durability has been a problem.

ANALYSIS: After a single outstanding season as a sophomore never took his game to the next level, much of the reason being of injuries. Could be a solid short yardage runner or change of pace back at the next level, but a lack of "playing" speed and injury problems could leave him undrafted.

PROJECTION: Early Seventh Round

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
8 36 4.5 0

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
497 137 3.63 2

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