Michael Carter said last December after the University of North Carolina ended its season with a 55-13 win over Temple in the Military Bowl that he was coming back for his senior year.
Getting his degree factored heavily into the thought process. As did the chance to be a part of something special in 2020, knowing the Tar Heels were coming off their best season (7-6) since 2016.
With the first 1,000-yard season of his college career in the books, the thought of making the jump to the NFL was enticing.
But a lot of uncertainty comes with that decision. Carter joked with reporters after the bowl game that he didn’t want to roll the dice and end up working at a burger joint instead of playing football.
The Navarre alum is back in Chapel Hill this summer preparing for the season ahead. What that season looks like because of the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen. During an interview, Carter revisited his decision to stay in school.
“For me, it was a no-brainer,” Carter said. “Being able to graduate is important. And to play another season is a great thing, too.”
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