NFL hopefuls work out in front of scouts, coaches
NFL hopefuls will work out for teams' scouts, personnel
Foster currently in Texas for College Gridiron Showcase
9 Rams recognized by conference
Jan. 23 game will air on ESPN2
15 former Rams worked out in front of NFL scouts and coaches on March 9, part of CSU's annual pro day. Photos by Don Reichert.
Colorado State closed the regular season with a 34-31 win at Fresno State - 11/28/15 (Photos by Don Reichert)
Colorado State became bowl eligible with a 28-21 victory at New Mexico on Nov. 21, 2015. Photos by Don Reichert.
Colorado State won the Border War for the third consecutive season, beating Wyoming 26-7 - 11-7-15 [Photos by Don Reichert]
CSU football vs. Air Force - Oct. 17, 2015 (Don Reichert)
Career Division I games played/started: 14/12 (13/13 in 2014... 2/0 in 2013).
2015 (Senior): Named honorable mention All-Mountain West by vote of media and coaches... started all 13 games on the offensive line, appearing at both center and left guard... has helped block for an offense that ranked third in the Mountain West with 417.0 yards per game, and is among the nation’s leaders for tackles for loss allowed (4.62 per game; 11th), sacks allowed (1.17 per game; 22nd), third-down conversions (46.0 percent, 20th), fourth-down conversions (58.8 percent, 36th), first downs (23.15 per game, 33rd) and red-zone offense (87 percent, 44th)
- Helped block for a season-high 598 yards of total offense, including 217 on the ground, in a 65-13 win over Savannah State University (Sept. 5)
- Made way for a season-high 325 rushing yards in a win over UNLV (Nov.14)
- Blocked for quarterback Nick Stevens' career-high 296 yard performance in a win against rival Air Force (Oct. 17)
2014 (Junior): Started all 13 games at right tackle as a first-year starter... helped lead the Rams to their best record (10-3) since 2000... blocked for a 4,000-yard passer (Grayson - 4,006) and 1,200-yard rusher (Hart - 1,275)... the Rams topped the 500-yard mark five times, including twice surpassing the 670-yard mark... the CSU offense broke several single-season school records: total yards/game (480.9), passing yards (4,181), passing yards/attempt (9.4) and passing touchdowns (33)
- 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 Hawai'i (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 averaged 480.9 yards of total offense per game, which shattered 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 sociology...Hometown: Wellington, Colo.
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