OSU quarterback and Heisman candidate Terrelle Pryor opened the season with 17 of 25 passing for 247 yards, 3 TDs and zero interceptions in an impressive 45-7 thrashing of Marshall. Pryor threw to a variety of Buckeyes, but one wide receiver not in this year’s mix was Duron Carter, son of former Buckeye and future Hall of Famer Chris Carter.
Last year as a freshman, Carter showed great potential as a Buckeye on the field, but failed to impress Head Coach Jim Tressel off the field. Carter was not permitted to play in last season’s Rose Bowl against Oregon due to his poor performance in the classroom, and he was ultimately released from the team.
Carter, now attending Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, is trying to work his way back to the Buckeyes. In this recent video, Carter admits to his academic failures and recognizes that community college could be his last chance.
The challenge may be difficult. The Buckeyes are stacked at the wide receiver position, with starters Dane Sanzenbacher and DeVier Posey, plus backups Grant Schwartz, sophomore James Jackson and incoming freshmen James Louis, Tyrone Williams and Corey Brown.
Learn from Duron Carter’s tumble from potential superstar on a nationally-ranked team to a forgotten name at a community college. When given the opportunity, perform at the your highest level both on the field and in the classroom. Sometimes your big chance to shine may be the only chance you’ll have. We hope to see Duron turn things around academically and wish him a successful road back to an elite Division I team.