PRO: The Titans signed Shyheim Carter (sha-HEEM) during the 2022 offseason after a brief stint on the team's practice squad during 2021. The 5-foot-10-inch, 194-pounder originally signed with the New York Jets as a rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, and he spent a portion of the 2020 season on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. The Kentwood, La., native spent time on the Houston Texans practice squad in 2021 prior to being signed by the Titans. In four seasons at Alabama (2016-19), Carter saw action in 50 games with 23 starts and tallied 101 tackles, three interceptions with two returned for touchdowns, 21 passes defensed and two forced fumbles over his career.
• Prior to being signed by the Houston Texans in 2021, Carter spent the spring working as a graduate assistant at Alabama, his alma mater, under his former head coach, Nick Saban. "I think Shyheim Carter would fit in probably one of the top two or three players on the team from a knowledge standpoint," Saban said prior to Carter's last season at Alabama. "He can answer every question in a meeting about every position...I think that's what creates a lot of diversity for him as a player, to be able to play multiple positions because he's very smart and it means something to him."
• Nicknamed "Christmas" by his grandfather who knew Carter was going to be special when he first saw him. Carter also goes by "Nook," a version of the nickname "Nuck-Nuck" that was given to him by his mother as a baby, and shortened by former Alabama teammate DeVonta Smith.
• The Kentwood, La., native was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2020.
• Waived by the Jets on Sept. 5, 2020.
• Signed by the Atlanta Falcons to the team's practice squad on Oct. 20, 2020.
• Waived by the Falcons on Dec. 8, 2020.
• Signed by the Houston Texans as a free agent on May 17, 2021.
• Waived by the Texans on Aug. 31, 2021 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
• Waived by the Texans on Oct. 12, 2021.
• Signed by the Titans to the team's practice squad on Dec. 30, 2021.
• Waived by the Titans on Jan. 4, 2022.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Jan. 25, 2022.
• In four seasons at Alabama, Carter appeared in 50 games with 23 starts and tallied 101 tackles, six tackles for loss, three interceptions with two returned for touchdowns, 21 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
• As a senior (2019), saw action in 13 games and totaled 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, eight passes defensed and one forced fumble.
• As a junior (2018), appeared in 14 games and posted a career-best 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two pick-sixes, a career-high 12 passes defensed and one forced fumble. One of 11 players nationally with two interception return touchdowns, and one of just two SEC players to record the feat joining Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
• As a sophomore (2017), played in all 14 games and amassed seven tackles and one pass defensed.
• As a freshman (2016), saw action in nine games and recorded seven tackles.
• Graduated from Alabama in 2019.
• Attended Kentwood (La.) High School where he played both quarterback and cornerback and was named class 1A Offensive MVP by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and the Louisiana Football Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015.
• As a senior, recorded 57 tackles and five interceptions, while adding 2,443 passing yards, 1,648 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns on offense.
• Follow Carter on Twitter and Instagram @Christmas__5.
• Born Shyheim Carter on Dec. 15, 1997 in Kentwood, La.