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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sports Card Bust #30 - Ki-Jana Carter

1995 Signature Rookies Auto-Phonex Phone Card Autograph

Today's the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft... and guess what?  I could care less.  I love football.  I love watching football.  I love playing fantasy football.  And I love collecting football autographs, cards, and other memorabilia.

But I've never been one of those guys that follows and analyzes the NFL Draft.  The fact is... I care more about former draft busts, than the current draft picks.

So tonight's post is focusing on former Penn State standout, Ki-Jana Carter.  Carter played under Coach Paterno from 1992 to 1994.  In his final season, he was a Consensus All-American who helped the Nittany Lions go undefeated, and was the Rose Bowl MVP.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected him with the first pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, but Carter injured his knee on the third carry of his first preseason game and was never the same.

He finished his NFL career with 20 rushing touchdowns, 1,144 rushing yards, 66 receptions, and 1,613 yards from scrimmage.  Those numbers would be awesome if he accomplished that in his rookie season.  But he didn't.  Those numbers were accumulated over 7 injury ridden seasons.

Mr. Carter... welcome to my unique Sports Bust PC.  Make sure to say hello to Mr. Leaf, Mr. Couch, and Mr. Russell.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. But the people here in PSU valley still act like he's a football GOD. Course these are the same people that said Paterno is innocent and knew nothing about Jerry.

    1. 1994 was a monster of a year for Carter... 2nd in Heisman voting... so I can understand his popularity with Penn St. fans. Maybe if they bought up all of his autographs, his card values would start going up again ;-)

  2. I really don't get how people can sit through an entire draft or even a round....