Dwayne Carter knows what it’s like to be the star, to be the one who excites cheering fans with his remarkable ability to run with a football in his hands.
He was the big man on campus when he played high school football at Navarre, finishing off his career in 2012 as the program’s all-time leading rusher and seemingly destined for greatness in college.
Sometimes the script changes in life. Twists and turns emerge. Carter knows that as well as anyone and reflected on a moment that changed everything for him as he sat in the stands at Bennett C. Russell Stadium on a sun-splashed June afternoon.
“I was planning to go to Tennessee, but I got a phone call saying I was Division I ineligible because of my grades,” Carter said. “I got a big head and I let them slip.”
All too often star athletes fall into that same position. Many never get back up.
Carter refused to be one of them.
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