University of Michigan Football
All-American, 1980, 1981, 1982
Team Tri-Captain, 1982

Anthony Carter

Wide Receiver

Anthony Carter

Called the most dominant player at his position in college football, he also became just the eighth three-time All American in Big Ten history (the first in 36 years) and the first receiver to surpass 3,000 yards in pass receptions. Voted captain of the 1982 team, he was the Wolverines' Most Valuable Player twice (1980-1982). Just 5 feet, 11 inches, and 160 pounds, but having outstanding quickness he shattered virtually every Michigan career pass receptions, kick return and scoring record, including touchdowns (40), points (244), receptions (161), yards (3,076), and touchdown catches (37), also a Big Ten record. His 14 touchdown receptions set a single season Michigan record. He compiled the highest yard average for all-purpose running in NCAA history (17.4) and his 33 touchdown receptions during regular season games is the second best total in NCAA history. He ranked fourth in the 1982 Heisman Trophy balloting, receiving more votes than any player other than running backs and quarterbacks. Carter capped his career by being voted the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player in 1982.


CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing
Year Games Att Gain Loss Net Gain Ave. Gain Long. tds
1979 12 4 23 6 17 4.3 13 0
1980 12 10 68 0 68 6.8 21 0
1981 12 12 79 12 67 5.6 23 1
1982 12 10 64 3 61 6.1 18 0
Career 48 36 234 21 213 6.1 23 1

Pass Receiving

Year

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

Long.

tds
1979 17 462 27.2 66 7
1980 43 844 19.6 62 8
1981 50 952 19.0 71 8
1982 51 818 16.0 44 14
Career 161 3076 19.1 71 37
Kick Returns
Kick Offs Punt Returns
Year No. Yards Ave. Long. tds No. Yards Ave. Long. tds
1979 17 385 22.7 42 0   20 265 13.3 78 1
1980 15 427 28.5 67 0   24 165 6.9 21 0
1981 15 406 27.1 52 0   17 196 11.5 59 0
1982 14 360 25.7 48 0   19 270 14.2 72 1
Career 61 1578 25.8 67 0   80 896 11.2 78 2

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