ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – Tate Carter – Spring-Ford
Written by: David Mika on Sunday, July 28th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.
Class of: 2014
Jersey: # 1
Years with Varsity: 2-years
Starting experience: His sophomore year he returned some punts and kicks. He played more receiver for us last year. But he was all over the field. This year he will play both sides of the ball.
2012 Stats: At quarterback he was 3 of 4 passing for 38 yards and one touchdown. He rushed for 714 yards on 101 carries and 10 touchdowns. He was the leading receiver with 43 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns. He had 1,540 all-purpose yards.
2012 Highlights: His top rushing game was against Pottstown. He rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns.
Honors: Honorable mention All-PAC-10 team as a athlete.
Coaches Q&A with Chad Brubaker:
What are his strengths on the field?
“Tate had the strongest arm on our team last year. He’s as quick as anyone on the team. He may be our punter this year. He can do pretty much anything he put’s his mind to. He has worked real hard on his speed this summer. He looks really quick in spring practice. I think he opened a lot of eyes in his game against Coatesville. Even though we got blown out, everyone was talking to me about the game he had.”
He played many positions for you last year. How many different ways did he score?
“Last year he played quarterback. He ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown. At tailback he ran for touchdowns. He played fullback which I believe he ran for a touchdown. At receiver he caught touchdowns.”
Do you put packages in for him each week?
“We have a package every week as far as what we are going to do with Tate. We can match him up on somebody, so we have the advantage. We except huge things from him this year. On defense we may move him around at times. He is very versatile and he can do so many things.”
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