Dwayne Carter a role model for younger athletes

When Jordan Williams landed a walk-on opportunity at Troy, he gave credit to Dwayne Carter.

The night Quentin Randolph had his breakout game for the University of West Florida football team in its opener against Carson-Newman, he made sure to mention Carter in his post-game press conference.

“When I read about what those guys said, I was like ‘wow.’ I even teared up a bit. It’s awesome,” Carter said. “It makes you realize you are mentoring them and that you are a role model.”

Carter is very much a role model within the Navarre football program.

The 2012 Navarre grad, the player who ranks second all-time in rushing, is easy to spot on a Friday night. He’s right there on the sideline hanging out with the team.

Those players were the ones who looked up to him when he was in high school. They still look up to him all these years later.

“When I was in high school, they were all on the sideline watching me play and cheering for me,” Carter said. “I want to be there for them just like they were there for me.”

Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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