Kevin Carter joined ESPN in 2012 as college football studio analyst and primary works Saturdays on ESPNU.
A 14-year veteran of the NFL, Carter was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 1995 and completed his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. During that span, he played for four total teams, including the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. The defensive end was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and a Super Bowl champion with the Rams. Carter was the NFL quarterback sack leader in 1999 and ended his career with 224 games, 219 starts, 628 tackles and 104.5 quarterback sacks. He also served on the NFL Players Association Executive Committee for six years.
At the University of Florida, Carter played defensive end under Steve Spurrier from 1991-94. During his four seasons with the Gators, he won three SEC Championships, was a two-time SEC All-First Team member and a consensus All-American. Carter amassed 42.5 career tackles for a loss and 21.5 quarterback sacks, which rank seventh and fifth, respectively, in Florida’s record books.
A native of Miami, Carter graduated from Florida in 1995 with a degree in zoology. He was voted onto the Florida Gator All-Century Team and the University of Florida Gator 100th Anniversary Team. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletics Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great.” In 1998, Carter founded the Kevin Carter Football Endowment at Florida, which provides scholarships to deserving college athletes.
Carter and his wife Shima established the Kevin Carter Foundation in 2002, an organization created to enrich the lives of children, focusing on youth and character development. He hosts the “Waiting for Wishes” celebrity dinner and reception, where he and his teammates, along with celebrities, serve as waiters and waitresses for dinner attendees. Since 2001, the annual dinner has generated $1.3 million dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Carter was named Community Man of the Year for three straight years by his Titans’ teammates, and while with the Rams was named a United Way African American Leadership Giver.