Wide Receiver Duron Carter leaves FAU, expected to declare for NFL draft

Zack Kelberman

The Owls wide receiver corps just got a little less crowded.

FAU head coach Carl Pelini revealed to Owl Access that Duron Carter has left the program and is expected to declare for the upcoming NFL draft.

Carter, the son of former NFL great Cris Carter, transferred to FAU this past summer from defending National Champion Alabama.

The 6-foot-5 Carter wasn’t granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, but spent a good portion of the 2012 season working on the Owls’ scout team and attending meetings. Late in the season, he was cleared to miss practice to focus on his courses, but the team still listed him on the roster.

A product of Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, Carter began his collegiate career at Ohio State in 2009, where he caught 13 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown.

After leaving the Buckeyes due to academic reasons, Carter played 2010 at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas before transferring last year to Alabama, where he never became eligible to take the field.

With Carter’s departure, FAU heads into 2013 with William Dukes, Daniel McKinney, and Jenson Stoshak as its top receivers. DeAndre Richardson, who’s returning from a season-ending ankle injury, will also be in the mix at the position.