According to the Star-Telegram, former Texas Tech Red Raider Carl Carter (no. 41 in the photo above) who played seven seasons in the NFL, died on May 15th, 2019 at the age of 55.

Carter came to Texas Tech in the fall of 1982 and played in 33 games as a Red Raider. He finished his career with nine interceptions and left Texas Tech to play in the NFL.

Carter was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986. He later played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Green Bay Packers. During his NFL career, Carter pulled in eight interceptions.

But in 1984, he was a part of the number one pass defense in the nation. Carl Carter goes down as one of the best Texas Tech corners of all-time.

Rest in peace, Carl Carter.

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