PageIO-Saturday,-September 19, 1981-The Michigan -Doily
Little.Anthony gets big results
The Michiger iOody-Sturday, Septem
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Foot ball Statistics
By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
From the moment he stepped onto the
Michigan practice field, Anthony Car-
ter seemed destined for greatness.
"The first day of practice he was
running a post pattern up the middle,"
recalls teammate Stan Edwards. "The
ball was thrown behind him, but he was
already in the air. He reached behind
him and pulled the ball in with his left
hand. Everybody stopped and looked at
each other, and no one had any more
questions after that."
IN HIS FIRST game as a Wolverine,
Carter had Michigan fans wondering
who this skinny kid with the '1' on his
chest was, when he returned a punt 78
yards for a touchdown against North-
Now everybody knows who Anthony
Carter is, as he has woven his name into
the Michigan record book in only two
seasons. He achieved national acclaim
last fall, catching 14 touchdown passes
(a Michigan single-season record) and
setting two school career records, one
for his 21 scoring catches and the other'
for his 840 yards in kickoff return yar-
dage. He gained first-team All-
American honors from the Associated
Press last season, the first Michigan
sophomore since Bennie Oosterbaan in
1925 to be accorded such acclaim. He
was also the first sophomore ever to be
voted the team's MVP.
Before the start of this season, Carter
graced the cover of numerous
publications, including The Sporting
I like to be left alone," says Carter.
"It's hard with people staring at me
when I walk around campus. "It's hard
to avoid that."
TO LOOK AT Carter, you wouldn't
think he is considered by many to be
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' I'm a very quiet person,
and I like to be left alone.
It's hard with people staring
at me when I walk around
campus. I try to avoid that..'
News: But all the attention doesn't college football's biggest threat. Listed
seem to fit the shy, unassuming wide at a mere 5-11 and 161 pounds (which is
receiver. "I'm a very quiet person, and probably exaggerated by about 10
pounds), he looks pretty harmless. But
as the defensive backs around the Big
Ten have discovered, Carter is
anything but harmless. "A guy like An-
thony Carther can have a tremendous
influence on a defense," says coach Bo
Schembechler. "You just cannot ignore
him. He's a very tough, feisty com-
petitor. Most kids that size won't com-
pete like he does, It's too bad you don't
get to see him in practice, because he
makes some dynamite catches."
Carter etched his name permanently
in Michigan football folklore against
Indiana in 1979. With only six seconds
left on the clock and the score tied at 21-
21, Carter hooked up with quarterback
John Wangler for a 45-yard touchdown
pass to win the game. "That's still my
greatest thrill here," says the junior
education major. "Even bigger than
winning the Rose Bowl."
For a kid from West Palm Beach,
Fla. to come all the way up to the cold
confines of Ann Arbor must have taken
quite a selling job by Schembechler, or
so it seems. But; explains the coach,
"Everybody wanted him and it was
down to Michigan and Texas. Histcoun-
selor in high school happened to have a
Michigan background. It's as simple as
AND EVEN though he has been in
Ann Arbor for more than two years,
Carter says that he has yet to get used
to the Michigan climate. "I didn't
really think about the weather until the
winter. It's not really too bad here in
the fall," says Carter. But then he win-
ces noticeably as he adds, "But the win-
ters are something else. At the Purdue
game two years ago in West Lafayette,
Bo let us wear gloves because it was so
cold. But when Alan Mitchell dropped a
pass and Bo made us take the gloves
off. My hands were really cold then."
His coaches and teammates are all
glad that Carter decided to brave the
cold and stick around. "There would be
some jealousy on the team, but no one
on the team is as good as Anthony Car-
ter is," says Edwards. "No one in the
country is as good as Anthony Carter is.
He's better now than some pro
receivers." Defensive back Keith
Bostic adds, "It's really an asset for me
to be able to practice covering a
receiver as good as Anthony."
But even more than his athletic
ability, Carter is respected by those
around him for his other qualities. Ac-
cording to Edwards, "The backup
flanker to Anthony was Kenny Gear.
When we went to Madison, Wisconsin
last year, which is Kenny's home town,
Anthony faked an injury so Kenny could
play in front of his parents. Bo wasn't
about to put him in because the game
was tight for awhile. Everybody
wouldn't have done something like that,
but that's just the type of individual he
But it will be his football talent that is
on display today. Although he caught
only one pass, for 11 yards, in last
Saturday's 21-14 loss to Wisconsin, Car-
ter says he is looking forward to today's
clash with Notre Dame. "I've been up
against them twice, and I haven't
scored a touchdown yet," he says.-With
a little luck, little Anthony might put an
end to the luck of the Irish today.
The Michigan Daily
MIC H, OPP.
Total First Downs. . .. . 260 199
y. Rushing ............ .........16 99
Passing.. . . . . . . 95'
Total Offensive Plays ... 911 780
Total Offensive Yards..........1707 3333
Rushing Attempts....Y. ........674 4503
Rushing Yards.................3023 1399
Passing Attempts..............237 330
Pass Completions..............127 171
Passing ards................684 1934
Average Yards per Giame.......... 392 278
Rushing.......................2. 2 117
Average Yards per Play...........5.2 4.3
Average per Rush..............4.5 3.1
Average per Completed Pass......1 11.3
Total Number of Punts ............. 36 74
Total Yards...................239 2846
Average per Punt.............42.7 38.5
Penalties/Yards .. ...,50/ 4: 62/574
By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
Before the Wolverine football team
makes its entrance into Michigan
Stadium, the 100,000-plus fans in atten-
dance have already been whipped into.a
state of Maize and Blue euphoria.
Bringing the home town partisans to
their feet before the game is the
Michigan Marching Band, 225 strong,
as it pours out of the tunnel in its
famous power-stride style. The band
then forms the block 'M', and while the
excitement starts to build, director
Eric Becher leads the band in the 'M'
Fanfare. The 'M' then hllows out, and
the band steps down the field with the
crowd singing along to "Hail to the Vic-
It's a scene that has become familiar
to Wolverine fans over the years. And
although Becher says that the
traditional pre-game will remain un-
changed, he says that the band's half-
time shows will try to provide
something for everyone's musical
tastes. "We'll try to mix up the kinds of
music we play so that we'll touch on a
lot ofdifferent styles," said Becher.
" Different shows appeal to different
At the age of 24, Becher is the
youngest conductor of a major mar-
ching band in the country. After serving
as interim director last season, the Ann
Arbor native was given the job of
ficially last summer. Despite his youth,
Bechler said, "The Michigan com-
muInity seems to have accepted me, as
long as I do, OK." Becher replaced
Glenn Richter, who left Michigan after
one year citing a lack of financial sup-
port as a reason for his departure.
Becher faced a big roadblock last
season, when the band's reserves (the
band members who don't march with
the band on the field, but fill in when a
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vacancy is createa) were left home
when, the marchers went to the Rose
Bowl. "This past year was the first time
that we had to restrict the number of
people going, 'explained Becher:."But
it wasn't necessarily a financial thing. I
t would be hard to justify using
anybody's money to send a group of
reserves that just spend the whole week
To resolve.any controversy this year,
the director says that he'll tell the band
this year that "no one should assume
they're going anywhere." The band has
already been guaranteed a trip to the
Michigan State game, and possibly to
Purdue, if it turns out to be a crucial
game for the Wolverines. "Whoever
wants us to go, we'll go," said Becher.
The band has a new drum major this
year for the first time in three years.
Steve Roberts, a junior from Ann Arbor
Pioneer High School, was elected to the
post by his f(
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No. Yds .Av g.
51 838 36.0
17 161 9.5
10 68 6.8
9 135 15.0
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:3 60 20.0
:1 23 7.7
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