Devin Carter became Virginia Tech’s eighth All-American in wrestling when he took fifth place at the 2012 NCAA Championships at 133 pounds in St. Louis, Mo., by going 6-2 at the tournament. Seeded sixth, Carter lost was upset in his second match and battled back through the wrestlebacks.
The Christiansburg, Va., native finished the season with a 36-5 record, spending several weeks ranked No. 1 in the country at his weight class and won his second ACC title.
After a redshirt year, Carter returned to for the 2013-14 season at 141 pounds, but tore a hamstring in December that required surgery. After being ruled out for the season, he returned in time for the ACC Championships and won that event. He carried that momentum into the NCAA Championships, where he won four matches to become the first finalist in Virginia Tech history. He lost in the finals to Ohio State’s Logan Stieber to place second - the highest finish in program history - to finish his season at 18-1.
He became the first three-time All-American in 2015 when he came through with a major decision in the Blood Round to clinch his spot on the podium. He went on to place third and finished his senior year with a 31-3 mark and left Virginia Tech as a four-time ACC champion and as the school’s winningest wrestler in terms of winning percentage.