Nate Carter
Running Back 26
189 lbs.
St. George, 
Last School
Dixie High School
Roster Years
2010 | 2012-2015

Career Summary

Nate Carter came to BYU after playing one season at College of the Desert in California. He was a two-time All-State recruit from Dixie High School in St. George, Utah. Carter earned letterman honors as a junior and senior and played in a total of 19 games during his career. He tallied a total of 439 rushing yards with a career-long 70-yard run for a touchdown against Wagner in 2015. As a running back he contributed to BYU's 25-14 record during the 2013-2015 seasons. In 2016, Carter was named National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.


  • Parents are Bruce and Janeal
  • Majoring in recreation management with a minor in Chinese
  • Has four brothers and sisters
  • Served an LDS mission to Taiwan

Before BYU

  • Played one season for the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA
  • Prepped at Dixie High School
  • First Team All-State two years
  • All-Region three years
  • Also lettered in wrestling and baseball
  • Three-time First Team All-State in baseball
  • 2005 State Champion in baseball
  • Two-time State Champion in wrestling
  • Also recruited by Boise State, Utah, Colorado, Utah State and SUU


  • Taipei
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2012

  • Member of the scout team
Sophmore Year 2013

  • Got his first carry as a Cougar vs Idaho State
Junior Year 2014

  • Notched a career-high 12.4 yards per carry in home loss to Nevada
  • Chipped in 55 yards rushing on seven carries with a career-long rush of 31 yards in the win over UNLV
  • Played in eight games
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Recorded career-highs in carries with 20 and rushing yards with 116 while scoring the first touchdown of his career against Savannah State
Senior Year 2015

  • Named to 2016 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
  • A 70-yard run for the touchdown against Wagner was the longest in his career
  • Finished the season with 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior, playing in nine games
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2010

  • Member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2010