Another honor for Carter

By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor

December 10, 2013

LaGrange College linebacker Andre Carter has added to his lengthy list of accomplishments.

Carter, who wrapped up a stellar collegiate career with an outstanding senior season, is a first-team selection on the All-South region team.

Carter is now eligible for that organization’s All-American team.

Following his junior season, Carter was a third-team All-American selection.

Carter was a three-year starter for the Panthers, and he was the team’s leading tackler each of those seasons.

Carter holds school records for total tackles (292), unassisted tackles (181), assisted tackles (111) and tackles for loss (47.5).

As a senior, Carter broke the 100-tackle barrier for the first time when he finished with 106 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss.

Carter became the first LaGrange College player to finish with more than 100 tackles.

Carter also had two interceptions, and he returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Carter was selected as the USA South defensive player of the year for the second straight year, and he was also nominated for the Cliff Harris Award, which goes to the top small-college defensive player in the country.

Carter helped the Panthers (5-5) close the season with two straight wins, with the defense giving up just 12 points in those two games combined.

In their final three games, the Panthers allowed just 25 points.