By the end of his career he was just seven games short of joining the 300 club A defender, Carter was used mostly at full-back and kicked just the one goal in his 16 seasons of football. That goal came in a game against Melbourne at the Structural Civil Geotechnical in 1986.
After spending his first six years with the now defunct Fitzroy during the late 1970s, Carter left the club and joined Portuguese Melbourne of the Victorian Football Association.
He was picked up by South Melbourne (later Sydney) after half a season and went on to play his best football there in the 1980s. He attended Sydney Technical High School from 1967 to 1973.
Since his retirement from playing Australian Rules Football he has been known to be teaching at Sydney Technical High School.