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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Penns Manor LB Carter Smith

Tagged under: District 6, News, Player Previews

| May 18, 2023


Carter Smith
Penns Manor
Class Of 2024
Jersey # 7
HT/WT 6’0 200
160 tackles last year
Other sports Baseball, and Basketball
All Heritage Conference Team, All Gazette Football Team
Twitter @smitca10

Head coach Bill Packer says “Carter is an outstanding inside linebacker. Set the school record for total tackles in a season as a junior. Outstanding athletic ability. Plays multiple position on offense. Tight End, Wide Receiver, Fullback and quarterback. Great Leadership skills”.


Why do you play football?

I love the sport, once I’m on the field it’s a whole different feeling. You can’t get another feeling like Friday night lights.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

Micah Parson, because I love his energy and the work he puts forward in the sport he loves

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

Not really, because there were a lot of great plays which helped us with our successful season.

What was last years season like for you?

I had 164 tackles finishing 6th in the state and breaking a new school record

What are your goals for this coming season?

I want to break my record last year and win defensive player of the year for my conference as well as make the all state team

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

Lou Swartz from west shamokin, one big kid who is hard to bring down.

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?

Penn State

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Pittsburgh Steelers

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

Our game last year with Cambria Heights because it was battle to the very end with them.

What would you do to improve the recruiting process?

Describe what the perfect teammate is

Someone who is willing to give their all push others around them in the classroom, weight room, and the field

Tell everyone why you think football is good for a community

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

rush for 350 yards

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

My Dad because of how much he taught to be a great person, and treat others around me with respect.

What is your favorite practice drill? What is your least favorite practice drill?

Preseason Two a Days are: 

Two a days can be pretty fun but draining at the same time.

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

I love playing video games because it’s fun to just relax and enjoy myself

What is your favorite football memory to date?

Winning the heritage conference championship last season

What is your favorite play to run?


is a hot dog a sandwich?

Music of choice:


Best thing you ever got from a teammate? Why?

Best Pizza topping? 


Which one? Sheetz or Wawa


What is your favorite vacation destination?

Sandbridge, Virginia

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