DOB: 28 April 1978
From: Golden Square/Bendigo Pioneers/Fitzroy/Brisbane Lions, Traded for Selection 55 1999 National Draft (Tyson Stenglein)
Number: 32 1999
Games: 3 (25 total)
Goals: 1 (6 total)
Selected by Fitzroy with pick 20 in the 1995 National Draft after playing for Victoria Country in the Under 18 championships, Carter debuted in Fitzroy's horror last AFL season and was one of their few shining lights. His third game was the Lions last victory and he was best on ground with 31 touches.
Picked up by Brisbane as one of their merger selections, Carter struggled up north and played only five games - all losses - in two seasons. Each of those was a loss, so by the time he debuted for the Demons it was one round short of three complete seasons since that victory at the Western Oval. Carter won his MFC debut, and was 2-1 in his three games. He never managed to cement a senior position and was delisted without playing again.
Delisted at the end of 1999, Carter nominated for the national draft again but was not selected. After his career at Melbourne ended he moved to the VFL to play for, and later captain, the Bendigo Diggers during a period where they won a handful of games over a period of years.
He was, however, the first player to rack up a hundred games for the Diggers (later Bombers). He was named the Diggers/Bombers team of the century captain - and won their Best and Fairest award three times. It is now named after him.
Carter returned to Golden Square as a player in 2008 - playing in a flag in 2009 - and retiring to became coach in 2010. He won 39 of 40 games in his first two seasons and the team won premierships in both years before retiring to work for the new Central Victorian Australian Football Commission.
At 35-years-old he made a comeback for Golden Square in 2013.
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