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IU football signs Western Michigan transfer DE Andre Carter from the transfer portal

Indiana added a veteran pass rusher on Wednesday when they signed Western Michigan transfer defensive end Andre Carter.

Carter had a big year in 2022, accumulating 70 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. Carter also had an interception and a safety this past season.  He was second-team All-MAC.

“He is not just physically a big man, he is mature, and he has just done so many great things for them there,” IU coach Tom Allen said on Wednesday.  “And the job that those coaches did at that program, especially on defense, is impressive. Their defensive line was impressive.

“A chance to get him to come here and an opportunity to play in the Big Ten, so just love Andre. Got a chance to get to know his mother. The relationship that they have is really special. Just excited about bringing him here, and he will be in here midyear, and have a chance to truly dive right into this and get a chance to really plug in and earn a spot.

“Just excited about the maturity he brings to us and the opportunity to be able to elevate his game and play in the Big Ten and to be able to reach his goals. So excited to have Andre with us.”

Carter had several offers in the portal including Ole Miss, Kansas, Nebraska, Auburn, Cal, Iowa State, and Virginia Tech.  He visited Indiana last week.

For his career Carter has 134 tackles, 11 sacks and six forced fumbles.

A graduate transfer, Carter has one year of eligibility remaining.  He has played in 39 games over his five year college career.  He took a redshirt season in 2018 and still has his COVID year available.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound lineman was a three-star coming out of high school in the 2018 recruiting cycle.  He had Power Five offers then including Cincinnati, Purdue, Boston College, and Iowa State.

The Michigan product attended high school at Detroit Cass Tech.

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