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

NEW MEXICO: The reigning Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year ... a converted running back who had a breakout season as a kick returner/wide receiver in 2013 ... one of the fastest players on the team ... coaches are looking for ways to create more opportunities for him in the pistol-option offense ... a diminutive athlete whose ability to run in the open field earned him playing time as a true freshman in 2012... also competes in track and field for UNM, finishing fourth in the 200 meters at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a time of 21.77 seconds ... named Academic All-Mountain West in 2012 as a true freshman.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): 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 (TRUE FRESHMAN): 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: Born Jan. 3, 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... full name is Carlos J'Von Wiggins ... 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 ... interested in business as a major.

 WIGGINS CAREER STATS

RushingG/GSAtt.GainLostNetAvg./CTDLongAvg./G
2012 13/0 18 148 7 141 7.2 2 25 10.8
2013 12/5 13 239 2 237 18.2 2 35 19.8
Totals 25/5 31 387 9 378 12.5 4 35 15.1
ReceivingNo.YardsAvg.TDLongAvg./G
2012 9 83 9.2 0 15 6.4
2013 13 163 12.5 2 43 13.6
Totals 22 246 11.2 2 43 9.8
Kick ReturnsNo.YardsAvg.TDLong
2012 8 134 16.8 0 27
2013 44 1303 29.6 3 100
2012 52 1437 27.6 3 100
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