|| Kerry Carter
Career: Concluded his career No. 7 on Stanford's career rushing list with 2,039 yards ... Also ranked fourth in career rushing touchdowns (23) and seventh in career touchdowns (25) ... Led the team in rushing as a sophomore in 2000 and a senior in 2002 ... Four-year letter-winner from 1999-2002
The 2002 Season: Led the team in rushing with 524 yards while starting 10 of 11 games ... Had a team-leading 149 carries ... Season-high 98 yards on 27 carries in game six vs. Arizona ... He followed that game with a strong performance against UCLA as he gained 84 yards on 23 carries while scoring one touchdown ... Had 20 carries for 80 yards and one TD against Oregon State.
The 2001 Season: Played the first seven games of the year before suffering a separated shoulder at Washington on November 3 ... He missed the last four regular season games of the year against Arizona, Cal, Notre Dame and San Jose State ... He returned to the lineup for the Seattle Bowl vs. Georgia Tech ... Proved to be one of the top rushers in the Pac-10 ... In seven regular season games, he rushed for 456 yards on a team-leading 123 carries ... He also scored 10 touchdowns, nine on the ground and one receiving ... He caught 11 passes for 158 yards (14.4 ypc) and one TD ... Had a career-high 29 carries for 102 yards and one TD in Stanford's win over No. 4 UCLA on October 27 ... He scored one of his touchdowns on a career-best 27 yard run ... The week before against No. 5 Oregon in Eugene, Carter carried the ball 26 times for 64 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:10 to play ... He scored on runs of six-, three-, one-, and six-yards vs. the Ducks ... It marked the second time in his career that Carter tied the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game ... He is the only player in school history to score four rushing TDs in a game on two occasions ... Shared the running back duties with Brian Allen ... Named the team's top junior.
The 2000 Season: Led the team in rushing and gave notice that he was one of the top young backs in the Pac-10 Conference ... Shared the running back duties with Brian Allen ... Kerry rushed for a team-best 729 yards on 179 carries ... He was the team's top rusher in eight of 11 games ... Had two 100-yard rushing games, including a record-tying performance against USC ... In fact, Kerry placed his name in the record book in three places ... He tied a school record by rushing for four touchdowns vs. USC ... He rushed for a career-high 123 yards and scored on TD runs of two-, three-, four- and 20-yards in leading Stanford to a 32-30 win over the Trojans ... Carter tied Darrin Nelson and Tommy Vardell for the most rushing touchdowns in a game in Stanford history ... In the season opener at Washington State, Carter hooked up with Randy Fasani on an 84-yard touchdown pass play, making it the fifth longest in school history ... His other 100-yard rushing game came in game #10 vs. Arizona State at Stanford Stadium ... He rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries and scored one touchdown ... His other top games came at UCLA (15 carries, 82 yards, one TD) vs. San Jose State (17 carries, 90 yards) and at home vs. Texas (17 carries, 71 yards) ... Winner of the Deswarte-Eller Award as the team's top sophomore.
The 1999 Season: Backup running back made a name for himself with a few strong early season performances ... Only Stanford player to score three rushing touchdowns in a game (Arizona, Sept. 18) ... Led the team in rushing touchdowns with six ... Highly-touted freshman finished the regular season with 330 yards on 87 carries, which ranked second on the team ... In collegiate debut, had nine carries for 69 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown run, at Texas on Sept. 4 ... Had first-half touchdown runs of three, five and eight yards at Arizona ... Finished the game against Arizona with a season-best 79 yards on 20 carries ... Had 57 yards on 12 carries vs. Oregon State ... Scored Stanford's only Rose Bowl touchdown on a one-yard second quarter run that gave the Cardinal a 9-3 lead over Wisconsin.
In High School: A Prep All-American from Canada who was considered one of the prized recruits in 1999 ... Played only one game during the 1998 season because a teacher's strike in Ontario forced the cancellation of most of the football season ... Gained 175 yards and scored two touchdowns in that one game ... He caught the eye of college recruiters while playing for a summer league team in 1998 for athletes 19-and-under in Canada ... In his 11-game summer season, he rushed for over 2,300 yards and scored 22 TDs while being named the league MVP ... SuperPrep ranked him #22 on its list of the Top-50 recruits ... SuperPrep also rated him as an All-American and the fifth best running back in the nation ... PrepStar selected him to its All-American "Dream Team" and rated him the #1 running back prospect in the Midwest ... He was among the Top-100 Recruits by the National Recruiting Advisor and a Max Emfinger "Bluechip" selection ... As a junior at Father Henry Carr High School in Ontario, Canada, Carter rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 15 TDs in seven games ... Won the 1997-98 Henry Jerome Award as the top student-athlete in Canada ... He also played linebacker and strong safety ... During his sophomore season, he gained over 1,800 yards on the ground and scored 27 touchdowns in 10 games while leading his team to the Ontario championship ... Named to the Toronto Star All-Star team in both '96 and '97 ... A gifted athlete, Carter also played basketball, volleyball and ran track in high school ... A two-time All-Star in basketball.
Personal Information: Cultural and Social Anthropology major.
Carter's Career Statistics
Year Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG Rec Yds Avg TD LG
1999 87 341 11 330 3.8 6 24 2 15 7.5 0 9
2000 179 770 41 729 4.1 6 26 4 93 23.3 1 84
2001 123 472 16 456 3.7 9 27 11 158 14.4 1 30
2002 149 549 25 524 3.5 2 37 8 36 4.5 0 10
Totals 538 2132 93 2039 3.8 23 37 25 302 12.1 2 84