Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
New Logo Unveiling, HURD Bowl III, Part Of Activities Surrounding Saturday's USU Football Blue-White Spring Game
Blue-White Spring Game Presented By Orbit Irrigation Kicks Off At 2 p.m.
UTAH STATE: An extremely agile linebacker who can also play in the secondary... Is very good in coverage and can rush the passer.
2012 (RS-JR): Played in eight games and finished the season with five tackles (2-solo, 3-assists) to go along with his first career sack against UNLV (9/29) and his first career pass breakup against Southern Utah (8/30)... Also recorded quarterback hurries against both UNLV (9/29) and Texas State (11/3)... Had a season-high two tackles against the Rebels.
2011 (JR): Redshirted after suffering season-ending injury... Played in the first two games of the season logging one tackle at Auburn (9/3) and three tackles against Weber State (9/10).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A first-team all-Western States Football League and first-team all-Region I selection at Glendale (Calif.) CC... Led team with four interceptions with two pass breakups along with 44 tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery as a sophomore... Posted two interceptions along with 30 tackles in freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at running back at Eaglecrest (Colo.) High School and was a two-time team captain... Earned first-team Aurora Sentinel all-City honors and was a first-team all-Centennial League selection as a senior after earning second-team all-Centennial League honors as a junior... Rushed for 1,368 yards with 18 touchdowns in senior season, including single-game with 399 yards and six touchdowns... Totaled 963 rushing yards and eight touchdowns as a junior on the way to team and offensive MVP honors... Gained 1,896 total yards and 18 total touchdowns as a sophomore... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, helping the Raptors to a 22-4 overall record and 13-1 league mark, advancing to the Great 8 round of the state playoffs.
PERSONAL: Son of Jennifer Carruthers... Has two sisters... Uncle, Gary Richard, played football at the University of Pittsburgh... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... First name is pronounced Tuh-rell.