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Get to know defensive back Shyheim Carter, signed as a free agent on May 17, 2021.
Name: Shyheim Carter
Position: Defensive back
Height/Weight: 5-10, 194
Hometown: Kentwood, Louisiana
Get to know Carter:
Carter's first name is pronounced "sha-HEEM." Before being signed by the Texans, Carter served as a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama. Carter earned an invitation to the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine but an injury prevented him from participating in on-field drills. He was scheduled to perform for scouts at Alabama's Pro Day in March 2020, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. An undrafted college free agent, Carter spent the 2020 offseason with the New York Jets and was on the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad from Weeks 7-13. Carter played four seasons (2016-19) at the University of Alabama and recorded 101 total tackles (60 solo), three interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, 18 passes defensed and two forced fumbles in his collegiate career. He was a member of Alabama's 2017 National Championship team and made an appearance in all 14 games as a sophomore. Carter attended Kentwood High School where he was named class 1A Offensive MVP by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Louisiana Football Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015.
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