Duron Carter never progressed past the practice field during his months at FAU. (OwlAccess.com file photo)
None and done
Duron Carter is no longer a member of the FAU football team, but even without him the Owls' wide receivers unit still looks strong.
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Duron Carter's FAU career stat line at FAU will look exactly the same as his numbers in Alabama: zeros across the board.
The son of former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter, Duron transferred to FAU prior to the start of the season but the NCAA didn't grant his petition for immediate eligibility. He worked with the scout team for part of the season but in the final weeks of the season was given permission to miss practice to concentrate on school work. At that time he was still part of the team, attended meetings and was still listed on the roster.
However, FAU coach Carl Pelini confirmed that Carter was no longer with the program.
It is believed that Carter will make himself eligible for the upcoming NFL draft.
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 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.
Even without Carter, FAU's 2013 receiving corps stands to be one of the Owls' best and deepest units. The Owls return William Dukes and Daniel McKinney, their top two receivers from 2012, along with Jenson Stoshak whose play earned the freshman walk-on a scholarship for next season.
DeAndre Richardson, the Owls' 2011 leader in receptions, is expected to return after missing all of this past season with an ankle injury.
FAU will also have former Indiana transfer Jay McCants, who sat out this season per NCAA transfer rules. Prized 2012 recruits Chris Gilchrist and Jeremy Glinton red-shirted this season but are expected to contribute in 2013.
And the Owls appear to have bolstered receiving unit in this year's upcoming recruiting class. FAU signed JUCO All-American Lucky Whitehead on Wednesday and still holds out hope that former Forest Hill wide receiver Mike Bullard will be able to complete his academic requirements and join the Owls.
Two more wide receivers, Kamrin Solomon and Kalib Woods have also committed to the Owls.