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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Jamal Carter

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Jamal Carter

S - 6'1 210 Senior - Homestead, Fl

2015 Key Stats:  48 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT. 1 FF

Only 3 career starts,  but could play much bigger role as a senior, splitting time with fellow safeties Jaquan Johnson and Rayshawn Jenkins.

One of the most physically imposing players on the roster.

Big time hitter who never shies away from contact, but can also make plays in coverage.

Very confident kid too:

Summary: Who can forget the hit Carter unleashed Vs FAU, at a time when the team needed a spark in the worst way?

UM needs more of that from the senior safety in 2016.   Carter is a player who's production has never quite lived up to his potential.  But in fairness, he probably should have seen the field a whole lot more last season (Dallas Crawford's snaps at S would have been a start).   He's also an outstanding special teams player.  But the role I want to see him play in 2016 is enforcer on the back end.  Jenkins is more the center fielder type, and Johnson can do a little of everything. The 'Canes need Carter to be a sure tackler, who can occasionally make the huge hit, or make a play via blitzes. He should see an expanded role this coming season as one of the most experienced players in the DB group. 1-2 INT's and 50+ tackles are well within his reach, with potential for a lot more big plays given Miami will be attacking more at all three levels.