University of Miami Athletics

Amari Carter






200 lbs.




Riviera Beach, Fla.

High School

Palm Beach Gardens

Amari Carter - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (Senior*): Saw action in 10 games and made nine starts in final season…Made successful transition to striker role from safety position for final campaign…Finished third on team with 45 total tackles…Added 2.5 tackles for loss and one interception…Started and finished with four total tackles in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Had seven tackles (four solo) in start versus Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Added interception in win over Mountaineers…Started and finished with five tackles (four solo) against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Missed games against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25) and Virginia (Sept. 30) due to injury…Returned from injury to start versus North Carolina (Oct. 16) and had season-high eight tackles…Totaled five tackles in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Finished with five stops (three solo) in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Started and compiled three total tackles in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Started against Florida State (Nov. 13) and finished with three tackles…Had a pair of stops in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Totaled three tackles in regular season finale against Duke (Nov. 27).

2020 (Senior): Named one of four team captains prior to season…Saw action in 10 games and made nine starts…Ranked second on team with career-high 53 total tackles…Added two fumble recoveries and one PBU…Started season opener against UAB (Sept. 10) and finished with five tackles (four solo)…Started and finished with eight solo tackles and wore Turnover Chain for first time in 2020 with fumble recovery in road win over top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Started for team lead with six total tackles (five solo) in romp of rival Florida State…Had one solo tackle in start at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Started and posted six tackles (four solo) in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Started in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Started and finished with seven tackles (three solo) and one PBU in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Finished with seven tackles (four solo) in road start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Posted second straight seven-tackle game in win over Duke (Dec. 5), starting and adding one fumble recovery in road victory…Posted six total tackles (four solo) in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12).

2019 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games and made five starts…Totaled 37 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack…Added one interception, one forced fumble and one PBU…Started season opener at Florida (Aug. 24) and enjoyed strong performance, setting career mark with seven total tackles and first interception of career…Started at North Carolina (Sept. 7) but was ejected in first half due to targeting call…Started home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and finished with one solo tackle…Started and finished with four tackles (three solo), one PBU and 0.5 TFLs in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Had three tackles against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Started and finished with a pair of solo tackles in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Had two tackles against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Finished with five tackles (four solo) in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Posted four solo tackles, including six-yard sack, in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Finished with four solo tackles and one forced fumble in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Posted one solo tackle against FIU (Nov. 23)…Posted three total tackles (two solo) in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30).

2018 (Sophomore): Saw action in 12 of 13 games, making two starts…Finished with 12 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack and three PBUs…Saw action in season opener against LSU (Sept. 2)…Set career mark with six tackles (one solo) and added 2.0 tackles for loss (13 yards), including 10-yard sack, in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Did not attend game at Toledo (Sept. 15) while attending to family issue…Named special teams captain and made first start of career in win over FIU (Sept. 22), finishing with one solo tackle and one PBU…Started and had three tackles (two solo) in win over North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Had two solo tackles and 1.0 TFL (two yards) in win over Florida State (Oct. 6)…Saw action at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Played at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Saw action in games versus Duke (Nov. 3) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Competed in wins over Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Saw action in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (True Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games in first season…Finished with 26 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss…Totaled two sacks…Had one forced fumble….Was among Miami’s top impact players on special teams…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with four tackles, all solo, and one forced fumble…Saw action in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) and posted two tackles (one solo)…Totaled three tackles (two solo) in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Had one tackle in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Saw action against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Finished with two solo tackles in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Totaled a pair of solo tackles in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Lone tackle was first sack of career (10 yards) in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Recorded three solo tackles in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Tied career high with four tackles (one solo) in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had one solo tackle at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Finished with two solo tackles, including one four-yard sack, in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Had one solo tackle in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

High School: Four-star safety prospect by ESPN…Three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout…Ranked No. 239 player nationwide regardless of position in ESPN300…Ranked No. 5 on Palm Beach Big Board and Super 11 pick by Palm Beach Post…Named 2016 All-County Defensive Player of the Year by Sun Sentinel after senior season… Had 60 tackles and three interceptions during junior year at Palm Beach Gardens…Coached by Rob Freeman at Palm Beach Gardens…Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame, among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic