Carter Coughlin was a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft class. He was selected by the New York Giants with the 218th overall pick. Coughlin comes from a long line of athletes.
His dad Robert, played football for the Gophers from 1986-90 and was a two-year letter winner.
His mom Jennie, who was a member of the Minnesota tennis team from 1989 to 1992, was named to the all-conference team three times and was named the most valuable player of the team twice.
Where Did Carter Coughlin Attend Highschool?
Carter Coughlin attended Eden Prairie High School. As an athlete, he was involved in both football and basketball.
As a sophomore and junior, he was an integral part of the Eagles’ run to consecutive state titles with the support of his teammates. He finished his senior year with 35 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and one fumble recovery in his stats.
Where Did Carter Coughlin Attend College
Coughlin eventually enrolled at the University of Minnesota and played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2016 to 2019.
As a true freshman, Coughlin appeared in 11 games and finished the season with 25 tackles, including four tackles for loss, two sacks, and two quarterback hurries.
When he was a sophomore, he took over as the starting outside linebacker for the Golden Gophers and led the team in both tackles for loss (11.5) and sacks (6.5). This led to him being selected as an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference player.