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#97 - Nikko Carson
2010-11 Football
POS.
DL
HT.
6-3
WT.
265
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Lockport, 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.

2010-11 Football
1 Ryan MyersWR
2 Robbie BussQB
3 David ConeysWR
4 Antonio LovelaceWR
5 Eric LemonQB
6 Jabril BakerWR
7 Matt UpshawQB
8 Bobby WysockiWR
9 Corey NashWR
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 Nick MalantisQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
14 Tim BennettWR
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Josh KeatleyRB
17 Nate GoergenQB
18 Matt HeinenLB
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Patrick WenzelLB
21 Alex ByersDB
23 Tyler EvankoDB
24 Taylor DeloyeP
26 Kevin MontgomeryWR
27 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
28 Fred GladneyWR
29 Blake TorresDB
30 Eddie MorelliRB
31 Erik BradleyRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
33 Chris GiehonRB
34 Vince VetroneRB
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Kevin BeckerTE
37 Jacob PatzDB
38 Wayne HicksTE
39 Ryan LehrRB
40 Bryce LaMoreDB
41 Chrision RasberryDB
42 Grant BushongDL
43 Tony TaibiWR
44 Sean GravesDB
45 Alex GraskDB
46 Alex SollerDB
48 Keith LarsonDB
49 Kiernan LindseyDB
50 Matt OsborneLB
51 Cole GridleyLB
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
53 Pat DerbakLB
54 Andrew RauschLB
57 Matt BarlowLB
58 Nick PellegrinoDL
59 Brian LaippleDL
60 Mike PandoK
61 Eric WigginsOL
62 Bill BodzianowskiOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Bruce CollinsDL
65 Colm FlahertyOL
66 Jarrett NadalOL
67 Levi MockLB
68 John MoriartyOL
69 Nathan TerryOL
70 Matt SchrollOL
71 Rob GarnerOL
72 Miles ChorleyDL
73 Wesley ManderscheidLS
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
76 Johnathon TaylorOL
77 Nate BlairOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
82 Eric SlenkWR
83 Mike GertonTE
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Christian DudaWR
87 Andrew ButtsWR
87-O Nick StrzeleckiTE
88 Greg WoodP
89 Sean McCartyWR
90 Dean ReevesK
91 Brett HeberDL
92 Christopher HowardDL
93 John GiovencoDL
94 Aren BozDL
95 Brian PlachinskiDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Chris SmithK
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
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M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
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