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Merrimack’s Carter named NE10 Player and Rookie of the Week

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After putting together one of the best games by a quarterback in program history in Saturday’s road win, freshman quarterback Christian Carter of the Merrimack College football team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Player and Rookie of the Week.

Earning his first career top player weekly accolade, in addition to his second top weekly rookie honor, Carter deservedly takes home the top conference recognition after his incredible performance on the road Saturday, helping the Warriors bounce back with a 38-24 victory over Stonehill.

Carter had a hand in 35 of those 38 points, finishing with a career-high 430 yards on a personal best five touchdowns and one interception. He completed 26-of-36 (72.2%) of his passes and added another 112 yards on the ground for an incredible 542 total yards of created offense in the game, putting together a historic performance.

He became the first Merrimack quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since the 2011 season. Further, Carter became the first player to pass for more than 300 yards and rush for 100 more since James Suozzo ’12 did so in the 2009 season. The 542 yards that Carter helped create were the most by a Merrimack quarterback since All-American Joe Clancy ’13 finished with 567 yards of total offense at American International in 2013.

Carter, on the season, is now up over 1,000 yards passing (1,089) and has 350 yards rushing with 11 passing touchdowns and just two interceptions. He has completed 57.9 percent of his passes and is averaging nearly 285 yards of total offense per game.

Carter and the rest of the Warriors head to Saint Anselm to continue NE10 action on Saturday (Oct. 20), with kickoff set for 12 p.m.

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