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Kenyatta Carter does it all for Elkton

When former Elkton coach Bill Russell says Kenyatta Carter can do everything, he's not kidding.

The 6-foot, 165-pound junior at Elkton played tailback, receiver and defensive back last season. He can run inside, outside and catch out of the backfield.

He also sings the national anthem before home football games, is a top student and starred in a school play.

"He really wants to be an actor," Russell said. "He was the Scarecrow in the school play 'The Wiz,' and Ray Bolger [who played the part in the 1939 'Wizard of Oz'] had nothing on him."

Elkton, under new head coach Bart Funke, needs Carter to play a starring role on this year's football team.

Carter is expected to inherit the primary running back spot from current senior Dominique Ellerbe, who was named Cecil County Player of the Year last season after rushing for 1,547 yards and leading Elkton to the playoffs.

Last season, Carter had 376 rushing yards and 487 receiving yards and scored six touchdowns -- two rushing, four receiving.

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Sheldon Shealer is a senior editor and covers high school sports for ESPNRISE.com