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Kerry Carter

RB | (6-1, 238, 4.64) | Stanford
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Carried 87 times for 330 yards and six touchdowns with a long gain of 24 and had two catches for 15 yards as a freshman in 1999. Stanford's leading rusher in 2000, when he split time, and was splitting time in '01 until a separated right shoulder forced him to miss the last four regular-season games. Came back for the Seattle Bowl and then had surgery on his shoulder in January. Best year was 2000, when he carried 179-729-6 and caught four passes for 93 yards and one touchdown. Rushed 123-456-9 and caught 11-158-1 in '01. Has almost 400 career carries, yet his longest run from scrimmage covered only 37 yards. Looked like he was playing not to get hurt in '02, when he started all 10 games played, carried 149-524-2 and caught 8-36-0.

Positives: Good, but not great athletic ability, quickness, agility and balance. Flexible and good body control. Has great size, gives good effort and competes. Good character. Elusive inside. Runs very good pass routes and can catch the ball. Is a willing blocker. Has good vision, can stop and go and squirts through holes. Has pretty good power and a bit of elusiveness. Can be tough to tackle when he keeps his pads low.

Negatives: Has long speed, not sudden or explosive speed. Runs too upright, and that erect style of running and leverage causes him to run with less power. Doesn't always play very tough or hard. Runs too forward for a blocker. Lacks toughness and does not run as hard as he could at all times. Not a quick-twitch runner.

Summary: Carter will remind you a little of former Miami (Fla.) All-American and Vikings star Chuck Foreman, but Carter is not as talented.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.