Timonthy Carter Jr enters the 2023 season as the starting quarterback for the rising KIPP Sunnyside Senators for the 2nd straight year. Now here’s the crazy part, he’s ONLY a sophomore! At a young age, Carter Jr is already a leader amongst the team. Timonthy have a solid, athletic build with adequate height and still time to grow into his own. His ability to know when to sit in the pocket and throw and knowing when to run is admirable for a kid with one year under his belt. Carter Jr can make any throw on the field. However, the most likeable thing about Timonthy is that he’s not ego driven – he wants to be coached to greatness and having that kind of quality will take him further than even he could imagine. He’s at practice everyday to set a standard that even the leaders have to put in work and be accountable. The 2026 QB is a star in the making and is looking to capture his first of potentially three TCSAAL State Championships as the upcoming season is right around the corner. I recently caught up with Timonthy Carter Jr to get some insight about his football background, here’s what he had to say.
I want to know your first memory playing football as a kid.
They put me at qb when I was 8 playing 10U & they let me run the ball at the end of the game and I accidentally scored.
Who is the most influential person(s) in your life right now that keeps you level-headed?
My coaches/dad because they really make sure I do good in school and not following the wrong crowd.
What are your game day rituals?
Good sleep, healthy meal & play music.
What’s the hardest part about being a student athlete these days with social media and how does it affect you off the field?
Social media affect me off the field by me seeing people hungry or poor and that just makes me want to grind harder.
How would you best describe your playing style and what’s your favorite thing about your position?
I am a mobile qb, my favorite thing about my position is I control everything.
Which pro player(s) (current or retired) you relate to the most and why?
Many people compare me to Lamar Jackson because of my ability to run.
How have any of your high school coaches played an important role in your life?
They are my guidance, constantly making me work hard and being sure that I’m on the right path.
What are your individual goals as a player?
I want to break quarterback records.
If you wasn’t an athlete, what could you see yourself doing?
I can see myself being a trainer or a teacher.
What would you like for recruiters to know about you?
That I am a hard worker, I never skip reps and I’m coachable. I take all feedback and learn from it.
In your own words, define success.
Success is when you get to where you wanna be in life.