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2022 NFL Prospect Interview: Logan Carter, TE, Oklahoma State

Logan Carter is a well-respected member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and is utilized in multiple ways within their offense. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Logan Carter
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 245
  • Position: TE
  • College: Oklahoma State University
  • Twitter: LoganCarter87
  • Instagram: l_carter87

Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
My undergrad degree was in Nutritional Science: Allied Health as a part of the Human Sciences college. I will finish my Masters in Health Care Administration this fall. I spent my undergraduate years as a member of two different honor societies and participated with FCA. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I’ve been told that I’m a good leader by setting an example, mostly showing instead of talking. I hope that my dedication and work is seen through what I do on a day-to-day basis. 

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I’ve been a team player and solid special teams contributor all throughout college. Early on, I was viewed as a blocking TE, whether that be in-line or in the wing position. I’ve also spent time in the H-back/fullback position where I’ve been the lead block on plays. My position has evolved over the years into a more well-rounded TE that is often running routes and even flexing out as a receiver. Generally speaking, I’m willing to fill any positions that my coaches need me to play. I’m comfortable being anywhere on the field.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
I remember playing Kansas State here in Stillwater, OK and having to keep track of Wyatt Hubert. He was a very athletic competitor who was a menace to teams in our conference and one of the best edge rushers. He’s very strong and his technique is very sound.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of great teammates over the years. I’ve watched some of the best WRs come out of Stillwater like James Washington and Tylan Wallace. We also had a freak of a RB in Chuba Hubbard that impressed me every day.

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
Back when I was a redshirt freshman mainly playing special teams, I ended up tearing my labrum. I was still a walk-on at the time, starting to gain some ground with coaches and earned playing time. The injury really set me back both physically and mentally. Although, I believe that I came out of it a better person and player.

I gained a lot of mental strength and toughness while I was rehabbing my body. I also took the time to figure out why it happened and made improvements in order to avoid any future mishaps. That was when I transitioned to my undergrad degree in Nutrition. I took my strength and conditioning more seriously and ended up gaining weight with more muscle and less body fat. I also stepped up my blocking and became more physical as a player. I also learned not to waste my time and energy on the things I couldn’t control and focused on being the best player that I can be.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Basketball. It was without a doubt my first love. I was named All-Region and District Offensive MVP my senior year of high school. I also had some D2 schools that showed some interest. After my 8th grade year, I had a coach that believed I had good potential in the sport of football. I think that was when I knew that I was going to take this game a lot farther than I ever could with basketball.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I think I’m most proud of the reputation that I have with the people that know me. I know my family is very proud, and I also know how my friends have my back.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
It was my redshirt sophomore year when I had my very first collegiate TD. We were playing against West Virginia who was ranked #7 in the country. At the time I was the backup, yet of course I was prepared. We had a man go down and I was called to go out on the field for the play. Back then, I was mainly used as a blocker and maybe that was to my advantage. Taylor Cornelius threw me the ball, and I was able to take it 20 yards for the score. I remember that it was so loud and our whole offensive line clobbered me in the endzone for the celebration.

I just remember thinking at that moment that my dad would have been proud. He passed away when I was 7, and I always think about him when I play.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
JJ Watt has been my favorite athlete since middle school. I like to think that my game is similar to that of George Kittle. He’s a physically dominant blocker as well as a more than capable receiving TE. 

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
I’m all over the place when it comes to music. I switch up what I’m listening to every week. There’s just too much out there to experience. As for getting ready on game days I usually read a chapter out of the book RELENTLESS by Tim Grover. 

What is your favorite comfort food?
I’m simple when it comes to food so I have to say chocolate, usually in the form of cookies. 

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I enjoy reading when I get the chance, playing different table games with friends whether it’s cards or dominoes, and anything outdoors. The only thing I would call a secret is that I taught myself to play the guitar at a very novice level.

Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
I’m very much internally motivated. I used to play and be fueled by trying to prove people wrong and that I could play at the highest level. That sort of motivation only lasted so long. I had to find a new way to fuel my drive and stick through the tough times. I’m a competitor by nature. I hate to lose at anything and enjoy the process of becoming great. What motivates me is competing against myself and being better than I was the day before. That’s not only my approach to football but life in general.


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