CHAMPAIGN — Edwin Carter will go down as the answer to a fairly interesting Illinois football trivia question.
Something like, which receiver caught two passes, both for touchdowns, in his Illini debut?
Carter’s first game in orange and blue was certainly memorable. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver hauled in touchdown passes of 16 and 18 yards for touchdowns in Illinois’ 34-14 victory against Western Illinois on Sept. 8, 2018.
That was also the last time Carter appeared in a game for Illinois. The Jacksonville, Fla., native suffered a season-ending knee injury while catching his second touchdown against the Leathernecks, holding on to the ball as he landed in the end zone despite being upended (the hit that wrecked his knee) and landing awkwardly on his head.
Carter missed the rest of the 2018 season and then all of the 2019 season recovering from his…