Riders’ Duron Carter favours Canadian culture

Duron Carter chose to keep playing football in Canada in part due to the culture in our country.

“Growing up in a big market with my dad, it’s really just football in the United States in general, everybody is looking at you from their perspective whether it’s the role model or it’s the jock athlete that they didn’t like in high school,” Carter said on CKRM’s The Sports Cage Monday.

“In Canada it’s simple they love you because you’re a good guy and you just happen to be good at football. That’s the main thing about being in Regina and in Saskatchewan is that everybody has embraced me as the person and I just happen to be catching touchdowns for them.”

Carter caught eight touchdowns in 2017 and added an interception return for a major off Bo Levi Mitchell to capture the hearts of Riders fans on the field. Off the field, he gave away the football from his spectacular TD grab to a young cancer survivor and paid for a group of green and white faithful to see a ‘Justice League’ with him in Toronto before the East Final.

The love affair with Riders fans and our home and native land is mutual.


32 Comments on Riders’ Duron Carter favours Canadian culture

  1. What’s the love affair with this guy? Surely you guys can write about someone else. We get that he’s a good player, but he’s not Jerry Rice.

    • It’s 3 down football. Cfl not Nfl.

    • Carter loves playing our CFL game in Canada and loves being in the green & white. Great story and rare perspective from an American born football player with NFL level talent. Sorry if this doesn’t fit into your darker desire for a story – but it is what it is.

    • Duran is a better receiver in a better league than Rice!!!

  2. Scottsask // January 23, 2018 at 3:16 pm //

    Welcome home Duron! Can’t wait to see you in 2018! Gooooo Riders!

  3. Dallas, it is nice to know what he thinks about Canada “as compared” to the United States. And he happens to enjoy Saskatchewan, and Roughrider fans. But the story is Canada. There are football players in each city that would rather be with perhaps the Stampeders, B.C. Lions, etc. Carter had a great year in Saskatchewan and enjoys the city. No big deal. But I’m certain there will be others that look it as a Saskatchewan Roughriders story and find it derogatory.

  4. He likes playing ball in Canada and being in Canada and you pinheads make a joke of it. SMH

  5. This website does zero in depth football X and Os analysis. Anyone else notice that?

    • Bleeding Green // January 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm //

      Bunch of Manziel and DC drama.

    • richinbanff (Rich Wilson) // January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm //

      You are correct, but who on the writing/editorial staff is qualified? I would rather have these people stick to what they are good at. Most “X and O” analysis I observe is either off the mark or made for casual fans. I just watch and create my own.

    • who cares. He’s talking about loving it here in Canada, but some people are working to change that
      1 We love him here. Get over it!

  6. Drew’s Dirty Beard // January 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm //

    I find the site gets the technical vs circus balance just about right.

  7. Steve Borsa // January 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm //

    Though in Canada believe qualifies for much less USA tax rate as Collarus. Ditto many American players. Not sure how “residence” is qualified . Canadians keep paying higher rates as always .

  8. Is there such a thing as Canadian culture?
    We are a country of immigrants and people hang on to their old country culture.
    I laugh when I go to the Maritimes and Newfoundland, you go to some bars where they have Celtic music and the locals try to tell you it’s downhome music.
    It’s IRISH and Scottish music – Celtic.

    Thankfully we follow American sports – otherwise we would be playing rugby not CFL/American football and cricket not baseball and basketball not netball

    • fannotacoach // January 24, 2018 at 1:52 am //

      May 14, 1874 – how Canada created American football.

    • Joe… Don’t look now, but your ignorance is showing…

    • Sadly, you don’t know about nor comprehend Canadian culture.
      TIP: your smartphone won’t help you. You must live life, listen and share – in order to experience and understand the culture of any country or nation.

  9. Canada will have a more distinct culture after July 1

  10. Simplicity is bliss. Pure and honest. “Welcome back Carter”.

    • Ha ha! I have to admit my mind made that connection a couple of times as well. Welcome back Carter!

  11. First, I am not a Rider fan. I actually dislike them very much. Not a big fan of Carter, but if a player of his talent wants to stay in the CFL, and loves Regina, what is so bad about that. I really respect his decision

  12. Carter is #1 a very good football player #2 a guy who enjoys spending 6 months a year working in Canada #3 a guy who REALLY ENJOYS Sask and Regina where many others might say otherwise for one reason or another. Add it all up and its a win-win for Carter, the Riders, the CFL and lastly Canada who will enjoy him and the entertainment value he brings to every city he plays in.

  13. Footballnut // January 24, 2018 at 12:48 am //

    Good for him ! Everyone should back off a bit that feel like cutting on him

  14. Carter gets what the rest of Canada doesnt get about Regina and Saskatchewan

    • Provemewrong // January 24, 2018 at 9:57 am //

      Yes, that it is very easy to be a big fish in such a small pond. Sad actually. Forever living in his father shadow, and being rejected by the NFL, again. No wonder he is mesmerized by gangrene fans, they too have nothing else to cheer for.

  15. For the multitude of idiots complaining about the 3downnation site and it’s articles, lil’ tip for you….dont open the feed and don’t read the articles!!!!!! Go read whatever it is you want to read that fits your narrative. Oh no wait you are only happy being negative.

  16. Margaret Marshall // January 24, 2018 at 1:25 pm //

    Maybe duron Carter will move to Canada and become one of us. We embrace diversity at our best and with a great career behind him, he could find a great position in our football system for a secure future

  17. You can measure Carter’s bull by the ton.

    Carter has chosen to bless the CFL with his talent, eh? What a crock. After being “voted” the worst teammate in football. After assassinating the promising career of a talented sophomore quarterback like Rakeem Cato, Carter knows, as should we all, that the CFL is his ONE hope at playing pro ball…period.

    Remembering that Carter’s beef with Cato was that the team had released Kevin Glenn, upsetting his plans to be the league’s MVP. Despite Cato’s comparable stats to Glenn during their times in Mtl, Carter had determined Cato wouldn’t fill his needs at QB, and so he went after him…viciously. A story conveniently forgotten in the CFL.

    You think any NFL will take the chance of having their QB of the future torn to shreds by the “worst teammate in the league?” Riiiight.

    Get comfortable Duron, you ain’t going nowhere.

    • Don’t burst their bubble. Most Rider fans are convinced that Carter is the best player ever, and the nicest, most honest guy ever. They believe that he could play anywhere and that every CFL team is drooling over him. Anything he does that is second best or foolish, they come up with a multitude of excuses for. They are thrilled because he spends time with fans before games when most players are preparing and concentrating on the upcoming game. At this time for most, but certainly not all of Rider fans, Duron Carter can do no wrong. And that includes most of the Saskatchewan media. Go figure.

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