Scouting Report: Martez Carter, RB, Grambling State

Number: #4 | Hometown: Monroe, LA | Height: 5064 | Weight: 204 | Hand: 0858 | Arm: 3014 | Class: 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

Known simply as ‘Mr Excitement’ and for very good reason. An extremely strong, stout runner who finishes on every play anytime he touches the ball. Carter can really push the pile, breaks a bunch of tackles—when met one-on-one in the open filed, more times than not, he makes the defender pay for tackle. He also shows the cutting ability and burst to break off big chunks of yardage at a clip. A mini-bulldozer style of runner who could thrive as a short yardage back, serve as reliable pass catcher out of the backfield and has a running style that is reminiscent of Maurice Jones-Drew. He certainly helped his draft stock with an impressive overall performance at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. One of eleven children and was the first in his immediate family to graduate from high school. Began his college career as a basketball player at Wiley College, when the coach left for another school, he lost his scholarship and was offered a spot to walk-on to the Grambling football team as a cornerback. Would transition to running back/return man role as a sophomore, where he would thrive and stay. Whispers about how his conditioning fell off during his senior season is one cause for concern. On the flipside, he is also known to step up his game when the lights go on and the bigger the stage, the better he seems to play. His explosiveness and versatility is valuable enough to worth investing a day three selection on.

CAREER STATS

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2014 Gram 12 2 7 3.5 0 1 2 2.0 0
2015 Gram 12 111 876 7.9 9 12 134 11.2 4
2016 Gram 12 116 891 7.7 10 28 376 13.4 3
2017 Gram 12 167 854 5.1 10 33 449 13.6 2
Career   48 396 2628 6.6 29 74 961 13.0 9

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2014 Gram 12
2015 Gram 12
2016 Gram 12
Career   48

Career Kicking Stats

Year Team G FGM FGA Pct XPM XPA Pct Pts
2015 Gram 12 0 0 3 3 100.0 3
Career   48 0 0 3 3 100.0 3

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2014 Gram 12 2 14 7.0 0 32 770 24.1 1
2015 Gram 12 2 37 18.5 0 24 616 25.7 2
2016 Gram 12 19 182 9.6 0 19 443 23.3 1
2017 Gram 12 3 20 6.7 0 17 237 13.9 0
Career   48 26 253 9.7 0 92 2066 22.5 4

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