Football: Alabama wide receiver Duron Carter looking to transfer to FAU

Rolando Rosa

If wide receiver Duron Carter gets his way on Sept. 22, he’ll be in Alabama playing for the Owls and not the defending national champion Crimson Tide.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound Carter, son of former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter, applied for admission to FAU, but has yet to be accepted, according to Owl Access. Carter wants to be closer to his family, which is the reason he applied, and is hoping to receive a hardship waiver.

With the waiver, Carter would be eligible to join the Owls this season and still have two years of eligibility. If not, he would be forced to sit out the 2012 season and only have the 2013 season eligible.

Carter could help boost an Owls offense which averaged 12.9 points per game, second to last in the nation. FAU’s leading receiver last year Darian Williams caught 26 passes for 291 yards with three touchdowns.

FAU would be Carter’s fourth school in as many years.

Carter played high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas, where his father is currently an assistant coach. He started his college career at Ohio State (13 receptions, 176 yards and a touchdown in 2009) before transferring to Coffeyville Community College (44 receptions, 690 yards, 10 touchdowns).

Carter then transferred to Alabama, but never played a game because of academic and transcript problems. He was expected to get quality minutes at Alabama, according to the Sun Sentinel, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban confirmed to reporters today at SEC Media Day that Carter left.