#2 Kimmie Carson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 199
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: East Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

New Mexico: Strong linebacker who became a starter as a freshman ... had knee surgery in September of 2013 that wiped out his chances of playing as a true freshman ...mostly an outside linebacker as a freshman but can also play any of the three positions

2014 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Started eight games and played all 12 as a freshman ... started the opening three games of the season, the middle two and the final three ... became UNM's starting middle backer after an injury to Dakota Cox, prior to that he was starting outside ... finished tied for fourth on the team in tackles with 62 ... had 5.0 TFLs (for 17 yards), 1.0 sacks (for 1 yard), three passes broken up, a hurry, a forced fumble and a funble recovery ... was named the Mountain West Player of the Week after UNM's 36-30 win over Wyoming in which he had a career-high 16 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks and a pass break-up that was eventually picked off and returned for a touchdown ... his final tackle in that game prevented a Wyoming running back from scoring the winning touchdown on a screen pass, making the tackle at the UNM 4-yard line ... the 16 tackles topped his previous high of 10, set the week prior against Colorado State, a game that included 2.5 TFLs ... opened his career with a seven tackle effort against UTEP ... also recorded five tackles against New Mexico State, Fresno State and Utah State ... was fantastic against nationally-ranked foes, forcing a fumble that UNM recovered against Arizona State and then recovering a fumble against Colorado State.

2013 (Freshman Season): Redshirted.

High School: A Tulsa World All-State first-team selection as a senior playing for the Cardinals and head coach Bobby Klinck ... named the co-Defensive Player of the Year in District 4-5A with 130 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions ... saw action at tight end as well ... East Central finished 2012 with a 9-5 record and advanced to the Class 5A state championship game ... made 108 tackles as a junior with two interceptions, a sack, and a fumble recovery ... the Cardinals went 10-2 in 2011 and advanced to the second round of the 5A state playoffs ... scored a touchdown and recovered two fumbles as a sophomore in 2010 as the Cardinals went 11-2 and advanced to the 5A state championship game ... rated as the No. 17 recruit in Oklahoma by 247sports.com.

Personal: Full name is Kimmie Keith Caron ... born April 25, 1994 ... has a daughter, Kileya Khara Carson ... mother is Karen Fletcher ... two brothers, Keith and Kris, and one sister, Kamal ... is undecided on a major.