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#97 - Nikko Carson
2008-09 Football
POS.
DL
HT.
6'3"
WT.
250
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Homer Glen, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
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.

2008-09 Football
1 Steve OgdenWR
2 Nicholas HentonWR
2-D Taylor DeloyeK
3 David ConeysWR
3-O Brian FianiQB
4 Darien JeffersRB
5 Anthony CurryDB
5-O Peter BurgettQB
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
6-O Austin GammageRB
7 Matt UpshawQB
7-D C.J. CalteuxDB
8 Bobby WysockiQB
8-D Brandon SpinnerDB
9 Corey NashWR
9-D Tom ZidronDB
10 Warren ArnoldQB
10-D Alex ByersDB
11 Zack DennyQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
13-O Nick MalantisQB
14 Tim BennettWR
14-D Wes TidballDB
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Mike MillerDB
17 Johnny DollRB
18 Ross WiemerRB
19 Marty McAlpinQB
20 Mozale McHenryRB
21 Matt WatkinsDB
22 Roger SaturDB
23 Quinn HenochDB
24 Trey ClarkDB
25 Josh Regent-SmithRB
26 John PopperRB
27 DeAndre' PittsDB
28 Billy DollDB
29 Isaiah SpearsRB
30 Kris SerraLS
30-D Royce ParhamDB
31 Jake RiedelRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
32-O Geoffery FieldsRB
33 Evan LoveLB
34 Dan CottinRB
35 Ryan KoepkeLB
35-O Ian ParkerLB
36 Chris WalshWR
36-O J.J. JenkinsWR
37 Sean DillonLB
38 Andrzej SkibaK
39 Matt MarkofskiLB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Chris SmithK
42 Grant BushongLB
43 Luke KanclerzDB
44 Eddie MorelliRB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Alex SollerDB
47 Matt ManclLB
48 Jeremy MancosLB
49 Zack LaBarreRB
50 Marco PorcelliLB
50-D Alex MeagherLB
51 James JoosLB
52 JaVon WelchLB
53 Dave Tebo, Jr.OL
53-D Cody GokanLB
54 Tristan ManvillaOL
54-D Adam WicklundDL
55 Dominick BellotteDL
55-D Michael Schatz, Jr.LB
56 Jeff PrangeLB
57 Andrew MackDL
58 Sean McMillanLB
58-D Jared RoseLB
59 Brian LaippleDL
59-O Nick LazzellOL
60 Matt NoffkeOL
61 Dave WisniewskiOL
62 Nathan RichterOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Brett HeberDL
65 Steve LaraOL
66 Amedeus OdemdaDE
67 John SchulzDL
68 John MoriartyOL
68-D Jerrell Coleman-MillerDL
69 Abdullah PrattOL
70 Brian PlachinskiDL
70-O Nick StrzeleckiOL
72 Tim FlynnOL
73 Doug KeppyOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 Tim KratzOL
77 Nate BlairOL
78 Tayler AielloOL
79 Ryan KozeyOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
81 Desmond LewisWR
82 Sean McCartyWR
83 Tom OswaldTE
84 Ryan MyersWR
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Ryan O'SheaTE
87 Bill BurgettWR
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
89 Matt DorowTE
90 Chris LydaDL
91 Myke WorthemTE
92 Chris GardnerDL
93 Brian GoodakerDL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr.DL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Ian AltieriDL
99 David HamakerK
Ed Baker
Matt VanDaele
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler