Anthony Carter was nothing less than sensational in his three years in the USFL and was spectacular in 11 seasons in the NFL.
The man nicknamed “AC,” finished in the Top-10 of Heisman voting three times in his NCAA career with Michigan. Carter played in a total of 14 post-season games in his pro football career between the Panthers, Invaders and Vikings. Carter caught 37 passes for 644 yards in eight NFL playoff games. His best playoff performance came in a stunning Vikings 36-24 win over the 49ers in 1987 divisional playoffs with 10 receptions for 227 yards.
In 140 regular season games, AC had 486 receptions for 7,733 yards and 55 touchdowns.
“You look at him and he’s about 160 pounds soaking-wet, and he sounds like a bird when he talked,” former Panthers/Invaders teammate Ray Bentley said in March 2006. “But he was the best football player that I’veever played with. He worked harder than anybody; when the ball was in the air, he went and got it. When he got going, everyone caught that fire.”