Wednesday, February 06, 2013
- by B.B. Branton
East Hamilton all-state senior Cameron Carter got a real kick out of playing football for the East Hamilton Hurricanes the past three years and now it’s on to Tennessee State.
“My goal is to handle all the kicking and punting duties for Tennessee State and I look forward to kicking in college,” said Carter who has a 3.2 grade point average and plans to major in business.
"There is a very close community at TSU, it has a excellent football program and the coaches are great," stated Carter who signed scholarship papers earlier today at East Hamilton.
At 5-10, 10 pounds, Carter averaged 41 yards per punt for the season with a field goal career best of 42 yards and was ranked 25th in the nation by ProKicker.com.
“Cameron has been a great kicker for us for the past three years and he will be tough to replace,” said East Hamilton head coach Ted Gatewood. “But what he has done by using his soccer talents to become a great kicker will hopefully encourage other soccer players to take a look at playing football for us.”
“My dad was all-state in football at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett High School and he encouraged me to play football as well as soccer three years ago and I am grateful for that,” Carter stated.
More Hurricanes: Senior running back/linebacker Chaz Holsey has committed to play at Berry College (Rome, Ga.)
“This fall will be Berry’s first season of college football (NCAA D-III non-athletic scholarship program) and it’s great that Chaz had a chance to be on East Hamilton’s first team as a freshman and now he has the opportunity to help Berry College football get off to a good start,” Gatewood stated.
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