Academic All-WAC (2007, 2008)
Quickly: Solid linebacker who continues to show progress... Provides veteran leadership and talent... Originally signed with USU in 2003. 2008 (So.): Played in all 12 games as both linebacker and special teams... Made 15 tackles (four solo, 11 assists) with one fumble recovery... Top game was vs. San Jose State with a career-high five tackles, while adding four stops in Utah game. 2007 (Fr.): Saw action in nine games, seeing time on special teams as well as at linebacker... Made six tackles (one solo, five assists)... Had three tackles in both the Louisiana Tech and the Boise State games... Named scout team MVP for Oklahoma and Hawai'i games. 2006 (RS): Redshirted after returning from an LDS Church Mission in Rosario, Argentina. High School: A two-time first-team all-state selection and a three-time all-region pick... Finished his career as the state of Utah's all-time rushing leader with 4,967 yards... As a senior he rushed for 1,972 yards and a state-leading 24 touchdowns... Also played linebacker and strong safety and recorded five interceptions his senior year in 2002... Also played basketball, baseball and was on the track team... Was an all-state baseball player as a junior, playing third base and pitching... Won the state 100-meter title as a junior. Personal: Born August 1, 1984 in Idaho Falls, Idaho... Son of Steve and Grace Carlsen and Kristy Carlsen... Has four brothers and one sister... Brother played baseball at Salt Lake Community College, while his father played football at BYU... Majoring in social work... Hobbies include playing basketball, baseball and running track, while also spending time with friends.