Carter was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifteenth round of the 1970 NFL Draft and played that season and the 1971 season with the team. He was traded in 1973 and played with the San Diego Chargers during the 1973 NFL season. He went on to play with the "Philadelphia Bell", in the World Football League, before retiring in 1976.
He was a "NCAA - ALL American" in 1969; selected to the College "Hall of Fame" and Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce "Hall Of Fame" while attending University at California State University, Sacramento. California State University, Sacramento.