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Shannon Carter
19   Shannon Carter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Reno, Okla.

High School:
El Reno HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L


Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 19 career games and has started 17 contests . . . has five career double-figure tackle games . . . has 121 career tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions . . . 2004 -- Started all seven games in which he played . . . missed five games with an injury . . . registered 45 tackles and five pass breakups . . . tied a career-best with 13 tackles against Boise State . . . also had 10 tackles vs. Navy . . . 2003 -- Played in all 12 games, and started the final 10 contests . . . inserted into the starting lineup against Arkansas State and never relinquished his starting position . . . had 76 tackles, four stops for -12 yards, three interceptions for 50 return yards, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles . . . had double-digit tackles in three games . . . had a career-high 13 tackles against Georgia Tech . . . had a team season-high of two interceptions vs. Louisiana Tech, and added seven tackles and forced one fumble . . . had his first career interception against UTEP . . . tallied a team-high 10 stops vs. Nevada and also had 11 tackles vs. Boise State . . . tallied eight tackles, including five solos and 1.5 stops for -4 yards vs. Arkansas State . . . Overall -- Has great character and work habits . . . the quarterback of the defense . . . an intelligent player . . . provides leadership . . . a solid tackler . . . his play allows the defense to be more multiple.

Before Tulsa -- Before coming to Tulsa, he played professional baseball for six seasons, since 1997 . . . ended his baseball career in the Toronto Blue Jays organization with the Dunedin Blue Jays . . . was a fourth round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 baseball draft . . . traded by the Orioles with Nerio Rodriguez to Blue Jays for RHP Juan Guzman on July 31, 1998 . . . had a career .263 batting average . . . batted .278 with Dunedin in 2002.

High School -- Played prep football at El Reno High School . . . had 1,450 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior running back . . . also had 63 tackles and five interceptions from his defensive secondary position . . . was a Tulsa World preseason Blue-Chip member . . . was the District 5A-1 Offensive Player of the Year.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis and his favorite professional athlete is Kobe Bryant . . . his favorite TV show is "ESPN's Baseball Tonight" . . . lists Niagara Falls as the most memorable place he has visited . . . enjoys reading, writing poetry and fishing . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be Coach Carter in that movie . . . "driven, observant and compassionate" are the three words he uses to best describe himself . . . his biggest sports thrill was getting drafted by the Baltimore Orioles . . . second cousin to former major league great Joe Carter . . . has listed another sports thrill was when his cousin, Joe, hit a walk-off home run in the World Series . . . his brother, Dee Dee, was a NCAA Div. II All-America receiver at the University of Central Oklahoma . . . majoring in education . . . parents are Bo Carter and Paula Long . . . born March 23, 1979.