Rams offense garners four second-team selections, punter chosen
Carter runs for a career-best 158 yards and two touchdowns
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2011 (Senior): A dual threat out of the CSU backfield, played in 12 games, with seven starts...Averaged 4.8 yards per carry (121-584), with four touchdowns...Also caught 15 passes for 138 yards (9.2 avg.), with another TD, and even through a completion, for -4 yards...In season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), broke off a 30-yard run late in the third quarter to pierce Lobos territory, converting a third-and-1...One week later in home-opening win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), exploded on the first play from scrimmage for 31 yards, setting up a quick TD one play later; went on to register his second career 100-yard rushing effort (also Sept. 25, 2010, vs. Idaho in the previous season's home opener)...Also in second-quarter of Bears contest, punched in a pair of short touchdown runs (establishing a single-game career best), then reeled off a 17-yard run to set up a third-quarter field goal...In Denver loss vs. Colorado (Sept. 17), on a second-half TD drive, took a delayed handoff for 16 yards into CU territory, then on the next play, threw his first career pass, a Pete Thomas reception that lost 4 yards...In 38-31 loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 1), caught a 23-yard pass to set up the Rams' first points, late in the first quarter...Did not start in loss at UNLV (Oct. 29), but helped set up a go-ahead TD on the Rams' opening drive of the second half, carrying four times for 26 yards, including a 14-yard run to the Rebels' 1 and a key third-and-1 conversion...In loss at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), on the receiving end of one of CSU's offensive highlights of the year, snuck behind the TCU coverage and hauled in a 66-yard TD pass from Garrett Grayson to bring CSU within three scores late in the third quarter, his first TD reception since Nov. 13, 2010...Started and shined in his collegiate swan song, a tough loss vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), in place of an injured Chris Nwoke (hip, foot); matched a career best with two rushing touchdowns (also Sept. 10, 2011, vs. Northern Colorado) and posted his third career 100-yard rushing game, with a career-high 158 yards, breaking his previous best, 104 yards, vs. Idaho, Sept. 25, 2010...Enjoyed arguably the best in-game stretch of his career during the second half...First, on a 16-play drive in third quarter of Cowboys contest, compiled 42 yards on nine carries - five for first downs - including a 4-yard TD to cap the march and bring CSU within two points, 14-12...On the ensuing seven-play drive, had 44 yards on seven carries, including consecutive bursts of 16 and 18 yards to set up his 1-yard plunge that gave CSU a 19-14 advantage...Opened the next possession with a 15-yard blast and several more big gains to put CSU in position for a missed field goal.
2010 (Junior): Beat out four other candidates to become the Rams' starter at RB, and played in eight games (five starts)...Compiled 235 yards on 65 carries (3.6 avg.), with one TD, and caught 15 passes for 163 yards (10.9 avg.) and three touchdowns...Battled separate injuries to the same knee, a sprain that sidelined him three games during the middle of the year, and another ailment that kept him out of the season finale ...Made his CSU debut in season-opening loss vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field, his first collegiate start...At Nevada (Sept. 11), registered then his career's longest run (13 yards); his previous best was 9 against Washington on Nov. 15, 2008, while with UCLA...At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), again picked up 13 yards over left tackle to convert a third-and-2 late in the first half...Earned Rivals.com MWC Player of the Week honors with the game of his life in helping the Rams to a dramatic 36-34 triumph vs. Idaho (Sept. 25); with 104 rushing yards and 120 through the air, became the first CSU player since Lawrence McCutcheon in 1970 to top 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game...Also joined McCutcheon (twice in 1970) as one of only two running backs in CSU history to eclipse 100 yards receiving...His 72-yard TD reception in Vandals contest that gave the Rams a 27-24 lead late in the third quarter was the longest CSU play from scrimmage since Gartrell Johnson's 77-yard touchdown run in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, Dec. 20, 2008; also ripped off a career-long run on the Rams' first drive, 37 yards...Earlier against Idaho, scored his second career TD to put CSU on the board late in the first half, his first TD since Sept. 1, 2008, with UCLA...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), sustained a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return...Did not play in ensuing three games, at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), vs. UNLV (Oct. 16) and at No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23)...Returned to practice Oct. 21 prior to Utah contest, but didn't travel...Returned to action as a reserve in 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), with five carries for 48 yards (9.6 avg.), including a 34-yard run that set up a key second-quarter touchdown that answered a Lobos' TD...At SDSU (Nov. 6), had 26 yards on his first three carries in the first quarter, including an 11-yard burst, and a 9-yard run on a direct snap...In loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13), made three fourth-quarter catches, including a 7-yard grab that set up the Rams' first points, and a 22-yard touchdown late in the game...Following the season, ran track for the Rams, and earned all-conference recognition on the team's 4x100-meter relay; ran the anchor leg at the MW championships (May 14)...Also competed in the 100-meter dash at the championships.
2009 (Sophomore): Did not play; practiced, but sat out the season as a Division I transfer.
2008 (Freshman): Played in seven games as a reserve in UCLA's backfield...Finished the season with 29 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown...Debuted in UCLA's opener against Tennessee (Sept. 1) and carried the ball 15 times for 14 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run that gave the Bruins a 17-14 lead...Had two carries for 7 yards against BYU (Sept. 13) before sustaining a bruised knee...Did not play vs. Arizona (Sept. 20) or Fresno State (Sept. 27)...Saw playing time against Washington State(Oct. 4) and carried twice for 5 yards...A groin injury kept him out against Oregon (Oct. 11), Stanford (Oct. 18) and Cal (Oct. 25)...Played in a limited role against Oregon State (Nov. 8)...Against Washington (Nov. 15) rushed for 7 yards on four carries...Had two carries for minus-4 yards at Arizona State (Nov. 28)...Made his first career reception against USC (Dec. 6) for minus-3 yards.
High School: Attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif., where he played football for coach Robert Garrett and his teammate was current CSU player Elijah-Blu Smith...Rushed for 3,168 yards and scored 31 touchdowns in his prep career...PrepStar Dream Team selection...SuperPrep All-American...Rated the No. 3 all-purpose running back in the nation by Rivals.com...Rated No. 11 running back nationally by SuperPrep...Ranked No. 9 player in California by rivals.com...Rated No. 16 player in California by SuperPrep...No. 84 player nationally by rivals.com...Rated No. 15 running back nationally by ESPN.com...Rated No. 16 running back by scout.com...Rated No. 1 all-purpose running back in California by rivals.com...Rated No. 2 running back and No. 15 player in California by scout.com...Earned four stars from rivals.com and scout.com...Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100...Played in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ...Named third-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports...Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention...Helped Crenshaw to a 9-4 record as a senior...Rushed for 893 yards and six touchdowns on 140 attempts (6.4 average) as a senior, despite missing a few contests with an injury...Was the 2006-07 city Offensive Player of the Year...First-team all-league selection and first-team all-city pick...As a junior, rushed for 1,750 yards and 13 touchdowns...Named first-team all-league and first-team all-city...Team won 2005-06 city championship...First-team all-state underclassman...As a sophomore, was named third-team all-league...Rushed for 525 yards and six touchdowns...Also lettered in track and field...As a junior, was a state finalist in the 100- and 200-meter events...Was a three-time finalist at the Youth World Jr. Olympics in the 4x100 meters and 400 meters.
Personal: Given name Raymond Anthony Carter...Born April 11, 1989, in Los Angeles, Calif. ...Son of Andre Carter and Caroline Harris...Has two younger brothers and three older sisters...In February before the '10 season, devoted a night to prepare food and serve dinner to homeless individuals at the Open Door Mission in Old Town Fort Collins...Helped with organized sports for low-income students at a 2010 summer camp at Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins...Took part in a goodwill party at Respite Care of Fort Collins, working with disabled youngsters, in February 2011...Prior to the 2011 season, helped with Fort Collins kids' summer programs at Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Camp...Majoring in liberal arts...Played high school football with Elijah-Blu Smith, now a CSU DB...Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.