U Can't Touch This 

Coach Alonzo Carter tasted fame as a dancer for MC Hammer. But his career was short-lived, like those of many athletes. That's why he expects his players to succeed in the classroom.

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Carter knows that in order to fully relate to his players, he needs to practice what he preaches. Today he is back in school at Contra Costa College, finally getting the bachelor's degree that he never finished. His story has come full circle.

On National Signing Day in February, all high school players offered scholarships sign letters of intent to play football at their chosen universities. Four or five kids fit at one signing table. Carter's goal for this school year is to have two tables of kids — ten altogether — signing scholarships. Recently, when Carter was training his players in the weight room, a junior came up to him and promised Carter that he would get those two tables.

"He said this just in the middle of working out, just out of nowhere," Carter said. "And I know what he was trying to say — we're in here working hard, we're working on our academics, and if you as a coach work just as hard, we're gonna give it back to you. We're gonna make your dream of two tables."

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