Maryland Football BIO
Jermaine Carter, Jr.
Player Profile:
Jermaine Carter, Jr. 1564537
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fort Washington, Md.
High School: Friendship Collegiate
Experience: High School


  • 2016 Butkus Award Watch List
  • 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten

As a Sophomore (2015): Started all seven gamesat middle linebacker, leading the team with 103 tackles ... ranked second on team with 14.0 tackles for loss - the most for a Maryland middle linebacker since All-American E.J. Henderson in 2002 ... ranked eighth in Big Ten in tackles/g (8.6) ... ranked fourth in Big Ten in solo tackles/g (5.5) ... had at least four tackles in every game in 2015 ... made first collegiate start against Richmond (9/5), totaling eight tackles and a TFL ... had 13 tackles (9 solo) vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... led team with 11 tackles vs. USF (9/19) ... posted career-highs in tackles (14) and TFLs (3.0) at West Virginia (9/26) ... totaled eight tackles and a TFL against #22 Michigan (10/3) ... posted nine tackles at #1 Ohio State (10/10), including a TFL ... had five tackles vs. Penn State (10/24) ... totaled four tackles at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... posted six tackles, including 1.5 TFL, and a PBU against Wisconsin (11/7) ... notched five tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at #14 Michigan State (11/14) ... posted 13 tackles (8 solo), including 2.5 TFLs, against Indiana (11/21) ... posted seven tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, at Rutgers (11/28).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): Appeared in all 13 games, totaling 27 tackles ... led the team with two forced fumbles … had three tackles and forced a fumble in the season opener against James Madison (8/30) … had a career-high six tackles against West Virginia (9/15) … had four tackles at Syracuse (9/20) and three at Indiana (9/27) … had three tackles at Wisconsin (10/25) … forced a fumble to set up a Wes Brown touchdown at Penn State (11/1) ... posted three tackles in the Foster Farms Bowl (12/30).

As a Freshman (2013): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team defensive player of the week in consecutive weeks for his efforts in preparation for Connecticut (9/14) and West Virginia (9/21) ... named scout team special teams player of the week for his work in preparation for Syracuse (11/9). 

At Friendship Collegiate Academy: A three-star recruit by and … averaged more than seven tackles per game during his senior campaign … totaled six forced fumbles to help lead Friendship Collegiate Academy to an 8-3 record and the DCSAA Championship … served as a 2012 team captain… second team All-WCAC as a junior and honorable mention All-WCAC as a sophomore at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. … coached by Aazaar Rahim.

Personal: Born in Rockville, Md. … son of Jermaine Carter Sr. and Tara Robinson ... step mother is Lori Carter … has four siblings, Taevon Williams, Jevon, Jalen and Jordan Carter … cousins are Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady … serves as a volunteer at Martha’s Table ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

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