Carl Coulter had a long 15 year career in the CFL from 1990 to 2004. While Coulter moved around quite a bit in his career, playing for five different teams (and some twice), it was not not lack of talent.. It was demand. Demand for a talented Canadian offensive lineman, especially one who could play center. Coulter started his CFL career as a fourth round draft pick of the BC Lions in 1990. After three years with the Leos, Coulter was traded in April, 1993 to Ottawa in a large multi-player deal. Coulter went to the Rough Riders along with fellow offensive lineman Chris Gioskos, kicker Wayne Lammie, defenisive back Joe Mero and linebacker Mark Scott for defensive back Less Browne, offensive tackle Rob Smith and linebacker Patrick Wayne. The rarely injured Coulter played only one game for Ottawa in 1993, and then became a free agent, signing with Toronto. After two seasons (1994-95) with the Argos, Coulter was released in March of 1996 and signed for the second time with the BC Lions. After the 1996 season, the Lions traded Coulter to Saskatchewan for slotback Andrew English and an exchange of draft picks. After one year with the Green Riders, Coulter became a free agent again and signed with Hamilton. Coulter played four seasons in Hamilton, and finally got some All-Star recognition, winning East All-Stars in 1998 and 1999 and a CFL All-Star in 1998. Coulter made a second trip to play in Ottawa when the expansion Ottawa Renegades drafted him in 2002. After one year in Ottawa, Coulter became a free agent and resigned with Hamilton where he played two more seasons (2003-04) to finish his career.
Coulter had one TD in 1995.