Carter grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and attended the University of Florida where his All-American career allowed him to be selected by the St. Louis Rams as the sixth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. With four stellar seasons in the league, Carter turned his fifth season with the Rams into the best of his career. In 1999 he led the NFL in sacks with 17, earning him Pro Bowl, All-Pro, and All-Madden honors. Carter eventually accomplished his ultimate goal as a player that year when the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV earning the team its only Super Bowl title in team history.
In 2001, Carter joined the very team he had defeated in the Super Bowl, the Tennessee Titans. In his second year with the team, Cater was a 2002 Pro Bowl selection and helped lead the team to the AFC Championship game with his team high ten sacks.
Kevin Carter finished his NFL career with 104.5 sacks, two Pro Bowl appearances, one All-Pro team, and a Super Bowl ring with the Rams. With his NFL career complete, Carter decided that his next chapter would be in broadcasting. Carter first became a football analyst/broadcaster for WKRN News 2 in Nashville to cover the Tennessee Titans pre-season game broadcasts and then for Fox Sports South college gameday. The former sack veteran can now be seen on ESPNU, as a college football analyst.