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Duron Carter leaves FAU; NFL next?

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The up-and-down (mostly down) collegiate career of Duron Carter has apparently come to an end.

FAU head coach Carl Pelini confirmed to OwlReport.com Saturday that the mercurial wide receiver has left the football program.  The website went on to write that “[i]t is believed that Carter will make himself eligible for the upcoming NFL draft.”

Neither the player nor anyone connected to the redshirt junior have confirmed the report, although leaving college in the rear-view is likely the wisest tack to take.

The Owls were the fourth collegiate stop for Carter, son of former star NFL receiver Cris Carter, the past three years, with academics serving as a significant hurdle at nearly every one of them.

Carter was declared academically ineligible for Ohio State’s appearance in the Rose Bowl game following the 2009 regular season, an issue that also kept him out of spring practice in 2010.  He left the Buckeyes in June of that year and enrolled at a junior college in Kansas.

After transferring to Alabama in April of 2011 from the JUCO ranks, eligibility issues again involving academics kept him from practicing with the Tide until late August.  It was announced in late September of 2011 that Carter would not play at all that season and would instead take a redshirt.  He was suspended for spring practice this year, which prompted him to take his leave of Tuscaloosa and officially transfer to FAU.

An appeal for a hardship waiver that would’ve granted him immediate eligibility was denied in mid-September.  OwlReport.com writes that, after that decision, Carter “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.”

The 6-5, 205-pound Carter was a four-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2009 recruiting class, rated by Rivals.com as the No. 11 receiver in the country.  As a true freshman, he caught 13 passes for 176 yards.  Apparently, those will be the only catches he makes at the FBS level; whether he can catch on at the NFL level — likely as an undrafted free agent — remains to be seen.

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44 Responses to “Duron Carter leaves FAU; NFL next?”
  1. furtigan says: Dec 23, 2012 3:25 PM

    Given the immense amount of axademic support (private tutors, etc) offered to 1a athletes, it’s amazing when anyone flunks out; to do it at three schools, he’s either seriously incapable (i.e. iq 85) or else, much more likely, seriously lazy. Neither one will serve him wll in the nfl.

  2. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 3:56 PM

    Sounds like a pathetic human being

  3. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 3:59 PM

    You have to seriously try to fail out of Alabama

  4. thegamecocker says: Dec 23, 2012 4:52 PM

    @scalpemseminoles

    You’re such a waste of a human being. As if FSU is the Vanderbilt of the South. Go for a walk….hopefully in traffic.

  5. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:03 PM

    I heard you burn American flags, thegamecocker.

  6. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:11 PM

    Thegamecocker is so dumb he thinks a “gamecocker” is a sex move

  7. dalucks says: Dec 23, 2012 5:14 PM

    Given that lack of college production and gamefilm, that will probably be overlooked if he can run a 4.3 forty at the NFL combine along with a good showing in the broad jump, three cone drill and bench press. Some NFL scouts overvalue the combine.
    On the surface, I agree with you that he would go undrafted however after a good combine and pro day, do not be surprised if he gets picked in the 4th round.
    The Texans took Devier Posey from Ohio State in the 3rd round of the NFL draft last year after he played in 3 games and his combine was not very impressive. I thought he would go undrafted until I heard his name.

  8. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:14 PM

    Thegamecocker is such a bad driver, he couldn’t hit me with his car if i was playing in traffic

  9. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:15 PM

    thegamecocker wears jorts and crocs with knee-high socks

  10. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:15 PM

    thegamecocker listens to creed and nickelback

  11. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:16 PM

    thegamecocker uses an iphone 3

  12. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:16 PM

    thegamecocker uses internet explorer

  13. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:16 PM

    thegamecocker pays for his music downloads

  14. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:17 PM

    thegamecocker doesn’t wear deodorant

  15. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:20 PM

    thegamecocker was named Bill O’Reilly’s pinhead of the week last week

  16. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:21 PM

    thegamecocker wears a size 62A cup bra. Not big enough to be attractive, but big enough to be disgusting.

  17. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:21 PM

    thegamecocker likes sipping pina coladas and getting caught in the rain

  18. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:22 PM

    thegamecocker drives a prius

  19. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:23 PM

    thegamecocker once at a whole sleeve of chipsahoy

  20. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:25 PM

    thegamecocker has a lisp

  21. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:26 PM

    thegamecocker doesn’t wear seatbelts

  22. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:27 PM

    thegamecocker thought yoga was a food you eat. I can’t blame him for that one. It’s suspiciously close to “yogurt”.

  23. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:27 PM

    thegamecocker has a signed copy of Jerry Sandusky’s book, “Touched”

  24. John Taylor says: Dec 23, 2012 5:27 PM

    Ok , seminoles. We get it. Now, stop before we stop it for you.

  25. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:28 PM

    thegamecocker thought Star Wars was about real events

  26. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:31 PM

    thegamecocker is an anagram for cat choke merge

  27. thegamecocker says: Dec 23, 2012 5:31 PM

    @scalemseminoles

    LOL. I use deodorant. Who ever told you that is wrong! I use my Wife’s spray deodorant. That is very hurtful! I use Mozilla Firefox, not Internet Explorer. What’s wrong with my iPhone 4S? I do so pay for my music downloads, Legaltunes.com! You’re slandering me! I know when I’m being slandered and this is slander! I would NEVER burn an American flag….never! I burn wood in my fireplace, that’s all I burn. OMG, you are making me cry, are you happy now!???

  28. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:31 PM

    John Taylor writes dumb articles that attempt to be witty.

  29. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 23, 2012 5:32 PM

    I’ll stop now. <3

  30. John Taylor says: Dec 23, 2012 5:34 PM

    Gracias, sir. The piña colada one had me giggling, though.

  31. thegamecocker says: Dec 23, 2012 5:52 PM

    @johnTaylor

    Just havin some fun. It’s holiday time. Scalpemseminoles lives by himself and has no family or friends. As a full- time job, he hunts pythons in the Everglades. He is a funny guy though.

  32. geofferystevens says: Dec 23, 2012 7:08 PM

    Cris Carter is so stupid he probably can’t even spell “academic” or “well” correctly.

  33. normtide says: Dec 23, 2012 8:39 PM

    Lonely this Christmas season scalp?

  34. mgavin78 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:37 AM

    Carter = pos. both of them

  35. gatiger says: Dec 24, 2012 7:53 AM

    Dad should be so proud!

  36. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 24, 2012 10:43 AM

    I’m not lonely I’m drunk. I can’t stand so much family. There also aren’t many nickelback or creed fans on here I take it.

  37. thegamecocker says: Dec 24, 2012 11:13 AM

    Yea, I like Nickelback and Creed. Good bands. All music is good. Who does FSU play in their bowl game? Playing ACC football does not prepare the Seminoles well for playing either SEC teams or teams like Oregon or Stanford. I wish the ‘Noles would join the Big 12 where the football quality is better than the ACC. Then FSU could challenge for a NC. What do you think?

  38. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 24, 2012 6:31 PM

    We’ve beaten florida 2 of three and south carolina under Jimbo. NOBODY in seminoleland likes the acc. Some people who barely know anything about college football say we need to join the sec but anybody who knows anything says big 12 since the sec wouldn’t take us in a bazillion years. We are in a lose-lose situation this year in our bowl. if we beat them people will say big deal they suck. if we lose people will never let us live it down…

  39. thegamecocker says: Dec 24, 2012 7:41 PM

    Yes, you’re correct. Northern Illinois will stay with with the ‘Noles for a half then will get worn down in the second half. FSU by 15 – 20 points when it’s all done. 12-2 final record = solid season.

  40. truwarier90 says: Dec 26, 2012 12:43 AM

    the gamecocker wear a kanye west leather skirt and listens to miranda cosgrove CDs and likes to eat at starbucks for lunch.

  41. cyraider says: Dec 29, 2012 1:02 PM

    this guy sounds like a whiney little punk just like his daddy

  42. cyraider says: Dec 29, 2012 1:05 PM

    Oh, and I heard thegamecocker and scalpmeseminoles listen to time life love cd’s together while they paint each others toe nails and sip on chardonnay and discuss Ansel Adams prints.

  43. thegamecocker says: Dec 29, 2012 4:01 PM

    LOL! That’s just not accurate at all! Other then these blogs I don’t know scalpemseminoles! I don’t paint my toe nails, but I do enjoy Chadonay, Ansel Adams prints, and all music. I shared these posts with my Wife and adult children and they roared laughing. Some really good material here. But I digress…I’m still trying to get over the first football game ever played sans offense. And that would be the epic Rutgers v Va. Tech Russell Bowl. The Head Ball Coach would have pounded the QB’s heads of each team last night. They both sucked! I had nightmares they were South Carolina’s QB’s. Then I woke up. Gary Nova, the Rutgers QB, listens to Nickleback and Creed! And he wears Jory’s and crocs with knee- high socks.

  44. thegamecocker says: Dec 29, 2012 4:02 PM

    Jorts and crocs….my bad.

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