#47 Kimmie Carson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: East Central HS
Experience: High School

NEW MEXICO: An imposing presence at linebacker who had knee surgery in September of 2013 that wiped out his chances of playing as a true freshman ... has become leaner and more athletic after an offseason working out with strength coach Ben Hilgart ... will compete for playing time in the fall at the inside linebacker position.

2013: Redshirted.

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: Born April 25, 1994 ... has a daughter, Kileya Khara Carson ... mother is Karen Fletcher ... two brothers, Keith and Kris, and one sister, Kamal ...