By Matt Popchock


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A familiar face will greet the Pittsburgh Power when they line up against the Orlando Predators in the first game of their 2012 Arena Football League season.

Veteran defensive lineman Terrance Carter, who spent the entire 2011 season with the Power, has been assigned to the Predators, it was announced Wednesday evening.

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Carter, 29, came to Pittsburgh after playing for the AFL’s Tulsa Talons (currently known as the San Antonio Talons) in 2010. In 16 games last season, the Colorado State alumnus registered 26.5 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and one blocked field goal. He led the Power with 5.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss.

Following the end of the past season Carter had indicated on his Facebook page he would not be returning and would prefer to play somewhere in the south, possibly for one of Florida’s AFL teams.

That first game, at Orlando’s Amway Center, is scheduled for Fri., Mar. 9 and will be seen on NFL Network. The teams will meet again at CONSOL Energy Center Sat., Apr. 14.

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