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#24 Carlos Wiggins
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 157
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano West HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: One of the nation's top kickoff returners ... is tied for the Mountain West record for career kickoff return touchdowns with four ... a converted running back ... one of the fastest players on the team ... a two time All-Mountain West sprinter in the 60-meter.

2014 (Junior Season): Played in just eight games on the season due to a thigh injury and then a hamstring injury, both of which hampered him through much of the season ... averaged 29.3 yards per kickoff return on 13 returns with a 97-yard touchdown ... since he didn't play in 75% of UNM's games, he didn't qualify to officially lead the conference ... also had nine rushes for 71 yards and two catches for 81 yards and a touchdown ... was used a lot in the opener, rushing three times for 45 yards with a long of 29, catching one pass for 26 yards and returning one kickoff for 28 yards, but he left early with an injury ... did return two kickoffs aginst New Mexico State before leaving with the same injury ... made his first real mark on the season against San Diego State with a 45-yard touchdown reception ... had a kickoff return of 20 yards against Air Force with two rushes for 23 yards, but he got knocked out of that game and missed over a month ... returned for the Colorado State game with three kickoff returns for 67 yards ... made his biggest impact in the final game of the season, taking a kickoff late in the third quarter 97 yards for a touchdown, his fourth career kickoff return touchdown, which tied the Mountain West record ... that score was the final score in UNM's 36-30 win in the season finale over Wyoming.

2013 (Sophomore Season): The nation's leader in kick return yards (1,303) and returns for touchdowns (three) during the season ... named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year and the College Football Performance Awards Kick Returner of the Year ... also made All-America lists on  SB Nation (second team), College Sports Madness (third team), Phil Steele (fourth team) and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention) ... became the first Lobo to return three kickoffs for touchdowns since Lobo All-American and former NFL veteran Terance Mathis also scored three return TDs in 1989 ... 29.6-yard kick return average ranked fifth in the nation ... led the Mountain West and ranked 20th in the nation in all-purpose-yard average at 141.9 per game ... also dabbled in rushing and receiving ... had 13 carries for 237 yards and two touchdowns ... third on the team in receptions with 13 for 163 yards and two scores ... earned four CFPA weekly awards during the season ... was the only player in the nation to have a 100-yard rushing game, a rushing touchdown, a touchdown reception and multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns ... scored five touchdowns in a two-week span against UNLV and New Mexico State ... a career-high 263 all-purpose yards against UNLV included 119 rushing yards and two TDs, 57 receiving yards and 87 kick return yards ... had 217 all-purpose yards vs. NMSU, including a 100-yard kick return for a TD and a 33-yard touchdown reception ... also had touchdowns on kick returns vs. Colorado State (100 yards) and Fresno State (89 yards).

2012 (Freshman Season): Played in all 13 games ... finished the season with 18 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns ... also had nine receptions for 83 yards ... had two receptions for 24 yards in the season finale vs. Colorado State, including a career-long 15-yarder ... carried the ball twice for 31 yards against Wyoming on Nov. 10 ... had a career-long 25-yard rush in the third quarter against the Cowboys ... set new career-highs in both rushing yards (34) and carries (four) against UNLV on Nov. 3 ... scored the second touchdown of his career on a 5-yard run with 8:18 remaining in the third quarter against the Rebels ... caught two passes for nine yards at Air Force on Oct. 20 ... returned three kicks against Hawai'i on Oct. 13 for 59 yards, including a career-long 27-yard return in the second quarter ... carried the ball once against the Warriors for 10 yards to set a new career-high in all purpose yards with 69 ... had a 20-yard run in his only carry against New Mexico State on Sept. 22 ... caught one pass against the Aggies and took it 14 yards ... led the Lobos with a career-best three receptions at Texas Tech, totaling 33 yards ... two carries at No. 17 Texas on Sept. 8 and made his first career reception ... also returned the first three kicks of his career against the Longhorns, totaling 44 yards with a long of 25 ... made his collegiate debut against Southern on Sept. 1 and scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run with 14:56 remaining in the fourth quarter ... he finished the game with two carries for 11 yards.

High School: A versatile speedster and three-year letter winner for Plano West and coach Mike Hughes, moving from wide receiver to running back his senior season ... named Texas' District 8-5A Offensive Player of the Year ... rushed for 1,366 yards with 15 TDs in 2011, stringing together five straight 100-yard games during the season ... also had 20 receptions for 130 yards ... in 2010, he finished with 20 receptions for 450 yards (a 22.5-yard average per catch) and 2 TDs, as well as a rushing TD and kickoff return for a TD ... his high school coach said he developed into one of the team leaders who practices as hard as he plays ... also ran track, a four-year letterman, for Plano West ... recorded a 10.77-second 100-meter time in 2010 ... ran the 200 in 21.72 seconds in 2011.

Personal: Full name is Carlos J'Von Wiggins ... born Jan. 3, 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... majoring in communications ... son of Carla and Daniel Wiggins ... five brothers: MonZell, Daniel, J'Won, Bryson and Robert ... three sisters: Robin, April and Danielle ... was Plano West's Homecoming king last fall.

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