He emerged as a leader by example during the latter portion of 2018 and as a returning senior, Shyheim Carter wants a second national championship ring.
Hailing from Kentwood, La., the former four-star in the University of Alabama’s 2016 signing class finished tenth on the roster in total tackles (44) and collected 3.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups – tied for second on the team – three quarterback pressures and two interceptions.
The 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back stepped his game up versus Auburn and Georgia for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, as he totaled a combined 11 tackles and six pass breakups against both programs.
Carter was a force against the Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, tying his career-high in breakups (three) and posted five stops with one quarterback pressure in the Crimson Tide’s 35-28 win.
His decision to forgo the NFL Draft and return to school means he will have an opportunity to showcase his skill set to professional scouts, as well as continue to show college football his ways of creating turnovers and shutting down elite receivers. Carter released a hype video on Friday via Twitter and it’s getting Tide fans excited for what the rising senior is about to do.
Scary Hours🏆 pic.twitter.com/OAB0wcWUwG
— C5💎 (@Christmas__5) February 15, 2019
Both of his interceptions last season were returned for touchdowns, including one versus SEC West foe in Arkansas that was returned for a 44-yard score.
With the hire of Charles Kelly as safeties coach and associate defensive coordinator, Carter will have the best teaching to position him for individual accolades and potentially a first-round draft grade for the 2020 venue.
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