The Lobo Football team hosted a Fan Photo Day on August 20, 2011 in University Stadium.
Rubin Carter begins his third season at the University of New Mexico and 23rd year in the college and professional coaching. Carter coaches the defensive line, a position he knows so well.
In 2009, Lobo DE Johnathan Rainey and DT Kendall Briscoe earned all-conference honors. Rainey tied for the league lead with 15.5 tackles for loss (15 solo) and was second behind TCU All-American Jerry Hughes with 9.5 sacks. Briscoe was second on the team and fourth in the league with 13.5 tackles for loss (13 solo) - the most by an MWC defensive tackle.
Carter came to UNM after three seasons (2005-07) as the head coach at Florida A&M where he compiled a 16-17 record.
This is Carter's second coaching stint with Mike Locksley. They were both assistants at Maryland under Ron Vanderlinden in 1997-98. Carter and UNM special teams coordinator Toby Neinas were also on the same Temple staff in 2004.
Carter has a long and storied career in the game, highlighted by 12 seasons (1975-86) as a defensive tackle with the Denver Broncos' famed "Orange Crush" defense. He played on five AFC West championship teams and in two Super Bowls (1978, 1987). In 1977, Carter was featured on a Sports Illustrated cover which touted him at "The Prototype NT in the 3-4 Defense."
Upon his retirement after the 1986 season, Carter had played more games (152) than any other nose tackle in NFL history. He finished with 1,036 tackles and 33 sacks and received the NFL's Ed Block Award of Courage in 1986.
Carter got his coaching start as an assistant for Dan Reeves and the Broncos in 1987-88. He also had professional coaching stints with the Washington Redskins (1999-2000) and New York Jets (2001-03), all as defensive line coach.
Carter mentored Pro Bowl players John Abraham, Shawn Ellis, Marco Coleman, Greg Kragen, Rulon Jones and Karl Mecklenburg.
In the college ranks, Carter was defensive line coach at Temple (2004), Maryland (1997-98) and San Jose State (1995-96). He was also defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach at Howard University (1989-93) as the Bison led NCAA Division I-AA in total defense and scoring defense in 1989.
Carter was an All-America defensive lineman at Miami (Fla.) as a senior in 1974. He was MVP of the 1975 Hula Bowl and was selected by Denver in the fifth round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Miami in 1975. Carter was inducted into the University of Miami's Hall of Fame in 1992.
Carter is a member of the Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame (1999) and the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Sports Hall of Fame (1981)
Carter, and his wife Karen, are the parents of four children: Andre, Diandra, Alvin and Joshua. Andre attended the University of California and was taken by the San Francisco 49ers as the seventh overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. A defensive end, Andre is in his 11th NFL season and first with the New England Patriots. He also played for the Washington Redskins from 2006-10.