LINEBACKER BARRETT CARTER NAMED ALL-AMERICAN BOWL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

Linebacker Barrett Carter (Suwannee, Georgia/ North Gwinnett H.S.), the Clemson University commit, was officially honored today as a 2021 All-American.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the winner for the All-American Bowl Defensive Player of Year Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the country. Linebacker Barrett Carter (Suwanee, GA/ North Gwinnett H.S.) has been named the recipient of the All-American Bowl’s Defensive Player of the Year award.

“I want to thank the All-American Bowl family for nominating me for this award and I am so greatly apreciateful ,” said Carter.

According to 247Sports Carter in the No. 17 overall prospect in the nation and one of the top players in the state of Georgia. He will be playing college football at Clemson University.

This is the tenth year of the All-American Bowl Defensive Player of the Year Award. Past winners include Derrick Brown, Micah Parsons, and Bryan Bresee.

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