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2015 Husker profile: Cethan Carter

A look at Nebraska junior tight end Cethan Carter and how he might impact the 2015 Huskers.

Cethan Carter

Position: TE

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4 / 240-pounds

High school: Archbishop Rummel HS (LA)

Year: Junior

2013 review:

Getting a chance to play as a true freshman, Carter finished the year with 10 catches for 127 yards over 13 contests. While his freshman campaign was nothing to sneeze at, his season might be more categorized as what could have been.

The Louisiana native found himself open downfield multiple times, but a pass was just out of his reach or underthrown.

2014 review:

What was some people thought might be a breakout season, Carter only recorded six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown in nine appearance – including eight starts.

A midseason foot injury sidelined the sophomore.

2015 preview:

A position that didn’t get used often by former offensive coordinator Tim Beck, expect the tight end to be a bigger part of the offense in Lincoln down the road. While it probably won’t ramp up completely for a year or two, expect the Nebraska tight ends to see a few more targets their way.

One of those guys will likely be Carter, who said he was having fun this spring, but had to suddenly shut down his practices after doctors discovered a break in his foot.

"He has done very well. I’m very excited about Cethan,” head coach Mike Riley said during spring practices. “So I’m disappointed, but I’m glad it’s happened now.”

BRR projection: Assuming he’s healthy; Carter will be the No. 1 tight end in 2015. But, look for guys like Sam Cotton, Trey Foster and even redshirt freshman Matt Snyder to also get involved.

Carter will see an uptick his numbers, but they won’t be that of a No. 1 Nebraska tight end in a few years. Expect around 20 catches.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Seeing his recruitment blow up late in the process, Carter was used multiple ways for Rummel in high school. Playing in a run-heavy offense, he recorded 23 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns for the state champion Raiders during his senior year.

His recruitment went all the way into January, when he decided to commit to Nebraska after receiving an in-home visit from Coach Pelini. He chose the Huskers over schools like LSU (grey-shirt), Miami, Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida International.

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