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Carter named to Auburn University coaching staff

Former Auburn defensive end and Greenville High School standout Kenneth Carter will continue to serve Auburn University off the football field as an operations manager.

Former Auburn defensive end and Greenville High School standout Kenneth Carter will continue to serve Auburn University off the football field as an operations manager.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn recently put the finishing touches on his coaching staff with two new hires, and one of them might prove a familiar face to Camellia City residents.

Former Auburn defensive end and Greenville High School standout Kenneth Carter was hired in an off-the-field operations role.

Carter played at Auburn from 2010-2013 and made 12 career starts within that time frame.

One of his starts was of particular interest to Iron Bowl viewers in 2011—during the final four seconds of the first quarter, Carter recovered an AJ McCarron fumble in the end zone for the Tigers’ first score of that game, though Alabama went on to win 42-14.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder was no stranger to the end zone.

During his senior year at Greenville, Carter intercepted a screen pass and returned it for a touchdown.

He also appeared in every one of his senior games in 2013 during the season that the Tigers made a valiant run for the BCS title and fell to Florida State.

Carter graduated in December 2013 and received an invitation to the Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie camp in 2014.

Malzahn also hired Jeff Norrid as an offensive analyst.

Norrid served as offensive guard at Arkansas under head coach Houston Nutt before serving as an offensive graduate assistant for the Razorbacks.