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FAU wide receiver Duron Carter goes through practice on Sunday. (Owl Access Photo)

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DURON CARTER JOINS FAU

Former Alabama and Ohio State wide receiver Duron Carter is officially an Owl and went through practice on Saturday.

Originally published on 8/4/2012

by Marcus Nelson

BOCA RATON – Former Alabama and Ohio State wide receiver Duron Carter has been admitted to FAU and practiced for the first time as an Owl on Saturday.

Carter was dressed out and participated in the workout, but was not wearing shoulder pads like the rest of the team because it was his first practice of the training camp. Carter did not participate in the entire workout.

A practice observer said Carter did well on his first day, including making a one-handed catch during team drills.

His father, former NFL receiver Cris Carter, was at the practice session and was appreciative of the opportunity his son was given by FAU coach Carl Pelini and wide receivers coach Jeff Sims.

“I am happy for him,” said Cris Carter, a Boca Raton resident. “Coach Pelini and coach Sims have given him a chance. He's glad to have a chance and he's glad to be home”

With Carter now enrolled in school and on the team, FAU will begin the process of applying for a hardship waiver in hopes of having him on the field this season, but if not it appears Carter will sit out this season and plan to play next season for FAU.

A product of Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, Carter began his college career at Ohio State before transferring to Alabama, with a stop in between at Coffeyeville (Kansas) Community College.

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 lone 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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