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|Date of birth:||January 28, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Mount Pleasant, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Mount Pleasant (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 168|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Minter attended Mount Pleasant High School. He later accepted a scholarship from the University of Tulsa, where he was a safety, before being converted to a linebacker and becoming a two-year starter. He was nicknamed "Deer" because of his acceleration and finished his college career with 267 tackles (11 for loss), 6 interceptions and 6 sacks.
He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After Cowboys defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt became the head coach for the Chicago Bears, he traded for linebacker Vinson Smith, Minter and a sixth-round draft pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, in exchange for linebacker John Roper, tight end Kelly Blackwell and safety Markus Paul.
Minter was used both as an outside and middle linebacker in nickel packages until 1996, when he became a starter at middle linebacker after Bryan Cox was lost for the season with a broken thumb and finished with 106 tackles. The next year he led the team with 125 tackles and 6 sacks.
He led the team in tackles 4 straight years (1996–1999), until injuring his back in the second game of the 2000 season and being replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Brian Urlacher, who became an All-Pro and never relinquished the position back to Minter.
He was released because of salary-cap reasons on June 1, 2001.