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Duron Carter never advanced further than the practice field at FAU. ( file photo)


Carter NFL draft eligible

Former Owl Duron Carter granted eligibility for the NFL draft.

Originally published on 1/19/2013

by Chuck King

FAU fans will have the name of at least one former Owl to be watching for when the NFL draft roles around in April. Well sort of, anyway.

Former FAU (and Ohio State and Alabama and Coffeyeville Junior College) wide receiver Duron Carter has officially been granted special eligibility and will be available for the NFL Draft, which begins on April 25.

Carter came to FAU in the summer of 2012 but never played for the Owls. After the NCAA denied his petition to play right away, Carter spent a couple months on the practice squad.

A couple weeks ago first reported that Carter dropped out of FAU and planned to apply for the NFL Draft.

Carter, the son of former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter, ended his FBS college career with only 13 catches - all of them coming at Ohio State.

He is one of 73 players granted early entry to the draft. Middle Tennessee defensive back Jajuan Harley is the lone Sun Belt player on that list.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound wide out caught 13 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown in 2009, his lone year as a Buckeye. In his only season at Coffeyeville, Carter caught 44 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns. Academic and transcript problems kept Carter from ever taking the field for the Crimson Tide.


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