Lott IMPACT Trophy | Honoring College Football's Defensive Best

“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”

-RONNIE LOTT

SAM CARTER – SAFETY – TCU

Alabama v Auburn

AT A GLANCE

Number: 17
Class: Senior
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 215
Hometown: New Orleans, La
Position: Safety
High School: Alief Hasting
Experience: 3L

OFF THE FIELD

Sam Carter is safety currently in his senior year at Texas Christian University. Prior to the start of the 2013-2014 campaign, Carter was named to TCU’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) which participates in a variety of community service projects as well as on- campus wellness program initiatives. Off the field, Carter also serves a member of the Big 12 Leadership council with fellow in-conference athletes. He is widely accredited for spearheading organized group activities at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Inspired by his high school coach Dallas Blacklock, Carter intends on creating his own philanthropic foundation one day called SAM (“Save a Man”).

ON THE FIELD

Carter’s on-field performance and tenacity as TCU’s captain make him a credible recipient of multiple awards. Consequently, the TCU-FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) awarded Carter the school’s Bob Lilly Athlete of the Year honor in 2012. At the onset of the 2013-2014 season, he became the 5th TCU player to earn the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week en route to the Horned Frogs’ 48-17 win over SMU. As a result of that same game, Carter was credited with the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week distinction. Carter additionally was placed on the Jim Thorpe watch list. This past Spring Carter was presented with the 2013 Horned Frog’s Ralph Lowe Sportsmanship award. He was an AP second-team All-Big 12 selection from 2012-2013 and aspiring defensive candidate The Lott IMPACT Trophy.