A rangy defensive lineman who saw his most significant action of career last season as junior ... listed as starter at defensive end entering fall practice ... an excellent student, has been named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll on four occasions.
2007: Played in 11 games during season ... recorded 14 tackles during season ... had season-high three tackles in home games vs. Southern Miss and UCF, and in road game at Marshall ... also had sack against the Thundering Herd ... had fumble recovery against Florida State ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2006: Saw limited action in reserve role behind four senior defensive ends ... played in nine contests during season and recorded three tackles ... had tackles against Rice (2) and Memphis (1) ... tabbed to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005: Saw action in victory over Jacksonville State ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004: Did not see any action and was redshirted ... picked up academic honor when he was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2004-05.
High School: Attended Lovejoy (Ga.) High ... a two-year starter under head coach Al Hughes ... named first-team All-Clayton County, first-team All-Region IV and first-team All-Southern Crescent Area ... finished senior season with 98 tackles, 18 pass break-ups and 12 sacks ... also blocked three kicks, caused three fumbles and had two fumble recoveries ... also played basketball for Lovejoy ... graduated from high school with honors and had a 3.9 GPA.
Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1986 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Richard and Janice Carter ... biology major.