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26. Michael Carter

Michael Carter had an incredible 1984.  Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers after his college career at SMU concluded, Carter competed and won the Silver Medal in the shotput at the 1984 Olympics, and he was a backup Nose Tackle on a Niners team that won Super Bowl XIX.  This made Carter the first man to win an Olympic Medal and a Super Bowl in the same year.

 

Carter would later become a starter for San Francisco, and he would go to the Pro Bowl in 1985, 1987, and 1988.  In '87, Carter was eighth in the NFL in Approximate Value (17), and he was named a First Team All-Pro.  Carter was a defensive anchor in the teams that won the next two Super Bowls and continued to play until 1992, ending a career entirely in San Francisco.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Nose Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 121st Overall 5/1/84.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1992 Season.
  • Games Played: 121
  • Notable Statistics:

    97 Games Started
    1 Interception
    22.5 Quarterback Sacks
    76 Approximate Value

  • Played For: San Francisco 49ers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XIX, XXIII & XXIV) 
    First Team All-Pro (1987)
    Second Team All-Pro (1985 & 1987)
    Pro Bowl (1985, 1987 & 1988)

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