#97 - Nikko Carson
2009-10 Football
Homer Glen, Ill.
Lockport Township
Nikko Carson

2010: Appeared in nine games, making eight starts for Valpo ... finished the season with 28 total tackles, including 13 solo stops ... had 5.5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 quarterback sacks ... made a season-high seven tackles against Drake (Sept. 25) ... registered two quarterback sacks at Western Illinois (Sept. 2) in the season opener as part of five total tackles ... had a quarterback hurry against Marist on Oct. 9.

2009: Started all 11 games as a sophomore for the Crusaders ... earned Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors ... led the Crusaders with 11 tackles for loss, including five quarterback sacks ... had a career-high eight tackles, all solo, including four for loss, at Drake on Oct. 3 ... recorded six stops at Jacksonville (Nov. 7) ... forced a fumble against San Diego (Oct. 10) ... finished the season with 43 total tackles ... selected as PFL Defensive Player of the Week as well as the team’s Defensive Player of the Week for the Drake game.

2008: Started 10 of 11 games during rookie season for Valpo ... made a season-high five tackles both against Marian (Ind.) (Sept. 20) and at Morehead State (Nov. 1) ... had tackles for loss at Saint Francis (Ill.) on Sept. 4 in collegiate debut and against Campbell (Nov. 15) ... shared a sack against Jacksonville (Nov. 8) ... had a quarterback hurry against Drake (Nov. 22) ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Porters ... a two-time First Team All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference selection ... First Team All-Area as a senior ... Second Team All-Area pick in 2006 ... named to the All-State All-Academic Team as a senior.

Personal: Nikko is the son of Jim and Georgia Carson ... major is finance ... born Feb. 14, 1990.