Super Bowl Champion, Philanthropist &
CBS Sports Analyst
Sports Broadcaster | 14-Year NFL Veteran | Super Bowl Champion | Philanthropist
Kevin Carter is a 14-Year NFL veteran, Super Bowl Champion, Sports Broadcaster, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Carter is an In-Studio Analyst for CBS Sports Network covering college and NFL games. He previously hosted the highest rated college gameday show on ESPNU - The Experts and College Game Day.
Kevin Carter grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and attended the University of Florida where his All-American career allowed him to be selected by the St. Louis Rams as the sixth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. With four stellar seasons in the league, Carter turned his fifth season with the Rams into the best of his career. In 1999 he led the NFL in sacks with 17, earning him Pro Bowl, All-Pro, and All-Madden honors. Carter eventually accomplished his ultimate goal as a player that year when the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV earning the team its only Super Bowl title in team history.
In 2001, Carter joined the very team he had defeated in the Super Bowl, the Tennessee Titans. In his second year with the team, Cater was a 2002 Pro Bowl selection and helped lead the team to the AFC Championship game with his team high ten sacks. Not only did Carter produce on the field, but off the field as well with vast community endeavors through The Kevin Carter Foundation which he began in 2002. He was voted by his Titans’ teammates as the Community Man of the Year during three of the four seasons he spent with the team. Carter then landed with the Miami Dolphins in 2005, where he played two seasons with the team. In his first season with the Dolphins, Carter tied for the team lead in sacks with six. He spent his final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, retiring in 2009. In his 14 NFL seasons, Carter never missed a game.
Kevin Carter finished his NFL career with 104.5 sacks, two Pro Bowl appearances, one All-Pro team, and a Super Bowl ring with the Rams. Mid-career, Carter decided that his next chapter would be in broadcasting after he retired from the NFL. He first became a football analyst/broadcaster for WKRN News 2 in Nashville to cover the Tennessee Titans pre-season game broadcasts and then went on to work for Fox Sports South , then ESPNU and now CBS Sports Network.
In September of 2015, Carter was honored to be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame by his beloved coach, Dick Vermeil.
Throughout his career, Carter fell in love with philanthropy and giving back to the community. In 2002 he began a unique celebrity charity event in Nashville entitled Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner where celebrities join him from all over the country to wait tables on patrons. In 2005, he tapped his friend, Jay DeMarcus of the country group Rascal Flatts, to co-host the event with him. He has raised over $2.4 million for The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee through this event. Looking back on his career, Carter says what he is most proud of is the work he has been able to do in the community, raising millions of dollars for various causes through his foundation.
Carter speaks to various groups on topics of teamwork, overcoming obstacles, and breaking through barriers.