Former two-sport athlete Quincy Carter on his journey of overcoming addiction to mentoring
Quincy Carter’s love and passion for sports runs deep. Throughout his life and career, he’s had to navigate many ups and downs. While navigating transitions, Carter says he has had to lean on his faith. He credits his mother and coaches for providing him with support.
The former NFL player started at Southwest DeKalb High School, where he led the first all-black team in Georgia to a state championship. He then went on to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs minor league organization before becoming a quarterback for the University of Georgia, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets.
Carter, who now serves as the president of The Quincy Carter Foundation and the position coach at his alma mater, Southwest DeKalb High, was recently inducted into the Georgia High School Hall of Fame.
On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Carter talked with show host Rose Scott about his career, struggles with an addiction and how he’s using his life lessons to inspire the next generation of athletes.