Duron Carter only caught 13 passes during his tenure at Ohio State, and because "he hates [bleeping] school" (his father's words), those would be the only 13 passes he caught in his Division-I career.
Carter left Ohio State and transferred to Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College. In February 2013, Duron's quarterback, Cayden Cochran, tweeted [sic], "The team that drafts Duron Carter will get the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen. I played w/him. Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board."
Sorry, Cayden, but it looks like some professionals disagree with your opinion.
After pit-stops at Alabama and Florida Atlantic where he never played a down, Carter signed with the Montreal Alouettes. His rookie season led to this highlight tape.
Here's the Montreal Alouettes' general manager, the awesomely-named Jim Popp, in today's Monday Morning Quarterback column by Peter King:
Duron Carter is a phenomenal athlete. He’s got every measurable. He’s fast, 6-foot-4, can be a punt returner in the NFL with his size, can run with the ball, has got tremendous body control. When he got on the field last year for us he was just phenomenal. And hopefully he stays healthy this year. He’ll be a highly, highly sought after, Cam Wake kind of guy. This is Duron’s second year, and another year is going to be great for him. But this guy can go in and be a one or two guy [first or second receiver]. He is phenomenal. He can’t finish in the CFL season and then go to NFL in 2014, but teams could sign him to a futures deal for 2015.
Sounds like 2014 can be a good year for Duron Carter if he keeps his head right. The talent is obviously there, and since Duron is no longer burdened with school, he's out of excuses.
But damn, would he look sweet lining up with Josh Gordon in what would be the most dynamic receiving duo since Randy Moss and Cris Carter ran wild up in Minnesota.
H/T: Silver Bullet 10