Louis Carter
Louis CArter
Louis Carter
Vital statistics
Position Running back
Height 5'11"
Weight 207 lbs.
Carries 329
Rushing Yards 1,018
Rushing TDs 4 (6 if penalties not counted)
Yards per Carry 2.9
Carries per Game 6.2
Rushing Yards per Game 18.1
Receptions 49
Receiving Yards 339
Receiving TDs 0
Yards per Reception 7.4
Receptions per Game 1.1
Receiving Yards per Game 7.7

Louis Edward Carter is a former American football NFL running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carter played the first three seasons in franchise history and proved to be the leader of the backfield (or arguably Ed Williams) during that time including throwing the first TD pass in franchise history when he was stopped at the line of scrimmage in a game against the Seahawks and then lobbed the ball across the line to receiver Morris Owens for an unlikely one-yard score. He came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft having been a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 1975. Carter also could have had the first 100-yard rushing game in franchise history against the Seattle Seahawks (18 carries, 101 yards, 2 TDs), but behind the 1976 Bucs O-line, you really thought it was?

Buccaneers careerEdit


Louis Carter was selected from the Oakland Raiders to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their 1976 expansion/veteran allocation draft. Carter led the Buccaneers in rushing that season as well as the preseason too (with 52 carries for 205 yards). Carter didn't contribute much to 1976 Buccaneers until they played the Seattle Seahawks, their "expansion season brethren", today, the game is known as the "Expansion Bowl", a game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have won. Ignoring the 35 penalties (yes, 35) that took away most of his stat totals, Louis Carter came out to play football, he carried the ball 18 times for 101 rushing yards and 1 touchdown in the red zone, he also lined up at quarterback, forced a 1-yard pass to Morris Owens for another score, had 3 receptions for 28 more yards, accounting for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns of total offense. But with the penalties, he only had 95 yards of offense.