CSU football vs. Tulsa - Oct. 4, 2014 (Tom Waido)
Career Division I games played/started: 14/12 (12/12 in 2014... 2/0 in 2013).
2014 (Junior): Has started all 12 games at right tackle as a first-year starter.
- Registered his first career start against Colorado (Aug. 29)... helping the Rams rush for 266 yards on the ground, the most by CSU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
- Helped the Rams rack up 676 yards of total offense against UC Davis (Sept. 13), the third-most in a single-game by a CSU offense.
- Helped not allow a sack against Hawaii (Nov. 8)
- Against New Mexico (Nov. 22), the Rams offense racked up a school-record 698 yards of total offense.
- Blocking for an offense that averages 497.8 yards of total offense per game, which is on pace to shatter previous school record.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in two games (Wyoming and Nevada) as a backup offensive lineman
2012 (Freshman): Did not play; spent season as a varsity reserve.
2011: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Did not miss a start in three years as an anchor on the offensive line at Poudre High School, less than three miles west of the CSU campus...A first-team all-Front Range League lineman as a senior, served as a team captain for the Impalas...In consecutive seasons as a junior and senior, voted Most Valuable Offensive Lineman by his coaches and teammates...Picked up second-team all-conference accolades as a junior in 2009...In his first year as a starter, 2008, helped PHS to the state semifinals, where the team lost to finish 10-3...With a 3.6 GPA, was honorable-mention academic all-state in 2010...Head football coaches were Steve Bradley and Rich Yonker...Also lettered in basketball...Earned December Student Athlete of the Month awards from CHAMP and Farmers Insurance as a senior...Chose CSU over offers from Wyoming and San Diego State, and recruiting interest from Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.
Personal: Given name Samuel Charles Kauffman Carlson...Born April 30, 1993, in Longmont, Colo. ...Son of Rick and Julie Carlson...Has three older sisters...volunteers once a week at the youth center of his church, River of Life Fellowship, in Wellington, Colo...also has periodically assisted his father in coaching the 8th grade football team at Wellington Middle School...majoring in health and exercise science...Hometown: Wellington, Colo.
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