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5 Things to Know about Vikings TE Kyle Carter


The Vikings brought in another tight end earlier this month when they announced the signing of undrafted free agent Kyle Carter.

The 6-foot-3 Carter played four seasons at Penn State University.

Here are five things to know about the 23 year old:


1. Life as a Nittany Lion

Carter played in 46 games and totaled 84 receptions for 963 yards and four touchdowns at Penn State. 


2. Hitting the books

Carter earned Academic All-Big Ten honors four times (2012-15) after redshirting in 2011. He graduated in less than four years in December 2014 with a degree in kinesiology.

View photos from the second day of 2016 Rookie Minicamp.

3. All-State selection

Carter started his high school career as a receiver but moved to tight end for his senior season at William Penn High School in Delaware. He was honored as a third-team all-state selection as a senior.

4. School pride

Carter is one of 36 former Penn State players in the NFL. Others include Miami defensive end Cameron Wake, Dallas linebacker Sean Lee, Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali and Chicago kicker Robbie Gould.


5. A long way from Delaware

Carter grew up just 7 miles from Vikings running back Jhurell Pressley, an undrafted free agent from the University of New Mexico. Carter, Pressley and undrafted free agent running back Brandon Ross  all hail from Delaware.

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