30  Joe Carter
Joe  Carter


Ponte Vedra, Fla.

High School:
Ponte Vedra

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 222

Inside Linebacker


High School: Racked up 75 total tackles (36 solo) during senior season at Ponta Vedra High School ... Also credited with one sack, one fumble recovery, two pass breakups and one blocked punt for veteran coach Mike Loyd in 2013 ... Netted 56 stops, an interception (vs. Palatka), two sacks and another blocked punt (vs. Orange Park) as a junior to help the Sharks post a 9-2 record and cap a run of back-to-back district titles ... Top effort of 2012 was an eight-tackle performance against Orange Park and also produced a pair of seven-stop outings vs. rival Nease and Matanzas ... Started six games as a sophomore and totaled 45 tackles, a pick and a punt block ... In all, picked up three football letters and was a team captain ... Also recruited by Air Force and Virginia before committing to the Pirates on June 28 ... Reported early strength and conditioning testing numbers include a 285-pound bench press, a 245-pound clean lift and a 425-pound squat ... Transferred to Ponte Vedra after opening his prep career at Warsaw (Ind.) Community High School.

Personal: Full name is Josiah Michael Carter ... Born July 4, 1995 at Lewisville, Texas ... Son of Michael and Abigail Carter ... Was Ponta Vedra High School's representative for the Pursuing Victory with Honor program in St. John's (Fla.) County and maintains a grade point average over 3.0 ... Hobbies include music (playing the drums) and hunting.