Feb 14, 2018
He came from Trinidad to Toronto Canada with a dream of being a professional football player. In one tragic moment on the field his career almost ended. Hear Kerry O Carter tell his heroic story from tragedy to professional football champion and how he is changing the game of football one player at a time. This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview.
About Kerry O Carter: Kerry Carter helps lead ATAVUS Football's mission to provide modern, effective tackling solutions to coaches at all levels of football, from youth to the NFL.
From 2003 - 2007 Kerry played in the NFL as a running back and special teams player for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. He then went on to win two Canadian Football League Grey Cup titles in 2009 and 2010 as a key member of the Montreal Alouettes.
Prior to being a professional athlete, Kerry was a student-athlete at Stanford University graduating in 2003 with a degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology. As a four-year letter winning running back on the Stanford Football team Kerry concluded his career #7 on Stanford's career rushing list with 2039 yards, ranked 4th in career rushing touchdowns (23) and 7th in career touchdowns (25). He led the team in rushing as a sophomore in 2000 and a senior in 2002.
Kerry is active in his Seattle community serving on the board of Juma Ventures-an organization seeking to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. Kerry resides in Seattle Washington with his wife and two young daughters.