Ryan Carter
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    Ryan Carter

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Waterloo, WI

    High School:
    Edgewood

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 250

    Position:
    DE

    Major:
    Astronautical Engineering

    2003 (Junior) - Played in every game ... recorded 39 total tackles, including 14 unassisted ... recorded 5.5 tackles for loss for 18 yards and 1.5 sacks for 10 yards ... also had two pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... led the team with two blocked kicks ... blocked field goal attempts against UNLV and Colorado State ... earned academic all-conference and all-district VII honors ... earned second-team academic All-American honors, becoming the first Falcon to earn the honor since 1996 ... is the 11th player in the DeBerry era to earn the award.

    2002 (Sophomore) - Played in nine games, recorded 23 tackles ... had two tackles for loss ... missed the first four games of the year recovering from off season knee surgery ... career-high six tackles at Army.

    2001 (Sophomore) - Missed entire season due to a knee injury ... left the Academy to rehab his knee following surgery and received a medical redshirt

    2000 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity all season at outside linebacker ... recorded eight total tackles, one tackle for a loss and a quarterback sack in the annual Blue-Silver spring game.

    High School - Lettered four years in track, three in football and two in basketball ... honorable mention all-conference in football as a sophomore ... second-team all-conference as a junior and first-team as a senior ... second-team all-state and first-team all-city ... named the conference's student-athlete of the year ... earned the all-state college Hall of Fame scholarship ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school football coach was Al Minnaert.

    Personal - Born Aug. 29, 1981 ... member of cadet squadron 14 ... son of Jim and Jackie Carter ... siblings include Ben (26), Nicole (24), Andrea (23) and Jeffrey (7) ... would like to become a fighter pilot after graduation ... member of the superintendent's list for military, academic and athletic excellence ... completed Combat Survival Training the summer of 2001 ... spent the first part of this past summer working at Edwards AFB, Calif., researching and developing motor casings for the rocket program ... spent the second part of the summer as a mission support group commander at the Academy and commanded the student training squadron which includes many USAFA summer programs ... is a flight commander in his squadron, commanding about 40 cadets in the squadron ... is the president of the USAFA chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... the person in history he would most like to meet in Jesus ... hobbies include camping, fishing, hiking and climbing ... minoring in math.

    Carter's Career Statistics
    YearGUT-ATTTTFLSacks
    2003 12 14-25 39 5.5-18 1.5-10
    2002913-10232.0-122.0-12
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