Carter, a center for the Millsaps Majors, played at left guard last season and helped the Majors to a 9-1 record and a Southern Athletic Association championship. The Majors are currently ranked number 25 in the nation by Sporting News in NCAA Division III football.
“This has been my goal all my life,” Carter said. “I’ve always wanted to be an All-American.”
Carter, a business administration major, said he learned of the honor from one of his coaches, who announced the news on Twitter.
“This is pretty nice, and I put a lot of hard work in to get here,” Carter said. “I guess now it’s paying off.”
This isn’t Carter’s first go around as an All-American. Carter has been named an Academic All-American on several occasions, and with a 3.7 grade point average, he says the classroom is just as important.
“That’s an extremely important thing,” Carter said. “That window to the NFL is very small, but overall knowledge could land you anywhere.”
Carter was a standout at Holmes Community College as an offensive lineman, and the 2011 Winona grad was also a standout tight end.
Carter is the son of David and Tracy Carter of Winona.