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OU football: Quinton Carter is OU’s hitman

By Jake Trotter Modified: April 6, 2009 at 6:39 am •  Published: April 6, 2009
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/> "We don’t necessarily like him lighting our guys up, but we like him lighting our opponents up,” said secondary coach Bobby Jack Wright, who accidentally got taken out by Carter during a practice early on this spring. "He’s a sharp, smart, physical guy that has a great presence out there.

"If he can stay healthy, he’s shown us all along that he has a chance to really be a good player.”

At Wright’s instruction, Carter, who was a quarterback in high school, has spent this offseason watching a tape of another ex-high school quarterback: former OU free safety Brandon Everage, who punished opposing receivers that dared to come across the middle.

"I relate to him a lot, because we’re about the same size,” said Carter, who is roughly 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. "He was a great hitter.

"Like him, I’m looking forward to this season, being around the ball and making some big hits every game.”