2019: Projected starter at the Strike safety spot ... candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back by the Jim Thorpe Association ... in 23 career games (13 starts), has 41 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, one INT, eight PBUs, one caused fumble, one fumble recovery and one QB pressure ... has played 924 career snaps ... began the 2018 campaign as a safety before shifting to cornerback ... transitioned back to safety during spring drills ... tallied 2+ tackles in 10 games including a career-high eight stops at Northwestern in 2018 ... recorded first career INT against the Wildcats during the 2018 tilt ... one of three defensive players in Duke history to start multiple bowl game victories (2017 Quick Lane & 2018 Walk-On’s Independence), joining DE Victor Dimukeje and LB Ben Humphreys.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 11 games with 11 starts ... missed the N.C. Central and Virginia Tech games due to injury ... received Duke’s Willis Aldridge Award as the team’s top defensive back ... totaled 23 tackles, one INT, one fumble recovery and six PBUs ... tied for the team lead in PBUs ... had 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high eight stops at Northwestern ... against the Wildcats, shifted from safety to corner during the contest after the season-ending injury to All-America CB Mark Gilbert ... recorded first career INT and a career-high three PBUs at Northwestern ... tallied single-game PBUs versus Army West Point, Virginia and Clemson ... logged three tackles against Virginia and Clemson ... carded first collegiate fumble recovery in the season opener versus Army West Point ... ended the season ranked as the 11th best cornerback in the ACC by Pro Football Focus (PFF) ... ranked as the seventh best coverage cornerback in the league by PFF ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing defense (4th) and passing efficiency defense (5th) ... on the field for 537 snaps.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Played in 12 games with two starts ... missed the Florida State game due to injury ... earned starting assignments against Wake Forest and Northern Illinois ... totaled 18 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, two PBUs, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... had 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high four stops at Wake Forest ... logged three tackles in wins over Georgia Tech and Northern Illinois ... added 1.5 TFL, one PBU and one QB pressure in the Quick Lane Bowl triumph over the Huskies ... carded first collegiate sack along with a caused fumble against Baylor ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both scoring defense (3rd) and total defense (4th) ... on the field for 387 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at South Paulding High School for coach Ed Koester ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 43 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... charted as the No. 52 safety in the country by 247Sports.com ... in senior campaign, registered 48 tackles, 7.0 TFL, two INTs and two kickoff returns for TDs to earn first team all-county and county defensive player of the year honors ... as a junior, carded 78 tackles, 10.0 TFL and one INT en route to first team all-county and first team all-region honors ... helped squad to a 9-3 ledger and state playoff berth ... posted 35 tackles as a sophomore as South Paulding went 8-3 and reached the state playoffs ... also played baseball and earned all-region honors in 2016.
PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1999 ... majoring in public policy while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Donna and Michael Carter ... father played baseball at University of New Orleans in 1991-92.