Tony Carter Catapults Onto The Scene With Marvelous Monday Night Performance

October 17, 2012 10:30 AM

Tony Carter Catapults Onto The Scene With Marvelous Monday Night Performance
By Rich Kurtzman

" Tony Carter, CB, #32

" Height: 5’9” Weight: 180 pounds Age: 26 Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida College: Florida State University Experience: 4 seasons

" Credit, Harry How/Getty Images

" Before Monday night, Tony Carter was just another backup for the Broncos.  Now he should be known as a household name in Denver, after his gargantuan game against the Chargers.

Carter, a fourth-year cornerback, saw significant time in the team’s biggest game of the year due to starter Tracy Porter being held out with an illness.

Early in the second half, Carter made the play of the game—possibly the year—when he recovered a Philip Rivers’ fumble and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. After Elvis Dumervil smacked the ball out of Rivers’ hand, the ball bounced around and a teammate batted it to Carter, who took it to the house and ignited Denver’s defense. That score brought the Broncos to within 10 points, as San Diego led 24-14, and it was the turning point of the game.

That play set the tone for the second half and the Chargers turned it over a total of five times after the break, one of which was an interception by Carter on a deep pass play "

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