Carl Fair - 22
Carl Fair

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Starkville, Miss.

High School:
Starkville

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
06/08/1979

Experience:
2VL


CAREER: Played in 16 games at UAB (1999-2000) in an injury-plauged two seasons...had 616 yards on 130 carries with three touchdowns...also caught eight passes with one touchdown reception (all in 1999)...2000: Was injured in the first offensive series of the season vs. Chattanooga (9/7), suffering a sprained ankle...still saw action in 10 games, but was not always at full speed...rushed for 211 yards on 55 carries...best overall performance was at Army (11/18), where he rushed for 46 yards on 12 carries...participated in the Blue-Gray Classic following the season (12/25/00)...1999: Appeared in six games and started four in his first season with UAB....was the Blazers? leading rusher for most of the 1999 season (405 yards and three touchdowns on 75 carries) before suffering a broken leg (fibula) in the Cincinnati game (10/16)?he did, however, score a touchdown on the play on which he was injured (a three-yard run in the second quarter)?made solid progress in his rehabilitation and practiced and dressed out for the Tulane game (11/20; he did not see action in the game)?JUNIOR COLLEGE: A two-year starter and letterwinner for Coach Tom Goode at East Mississippi Community College? Top JUCO Player selection by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide?All-State and All-Conference as a sophomore?had 81 carries for 697 yards last year in just seven games?averaged 96.7 yards per game and eight yards per carry?Second-Team All-Conference as a freshman?had 76 carries for 580 yards as a freshman?also had six kickoff returns for 186 yards?teammate of Blazers Tony Dollison, Kevin Grace, Chad Ferraez and Rajohn Myles at EMCC?HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Chuck Friend at Starkville High School?All-State as a senior in high school? High-school teammate of UAB placekicker Jake Arians?PERSONAL: Born June 8, 1979?son of Debra Fair?a sociology major with a criminal justice minor?co-recipient of the UAB Football Team Academic Achievement Award with Tony Dollison (1999-00 school year).
 
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