Chris Carlson

Chris Carlson

Player Profile


Topeka, Kan.

Last College:
Kansas State University

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225




Junior: Garnered several awards including ESPN theMagazine All-Academic first team, LouisvilleSlugger All-America first team, all-MWC firstteam, MWC all-tournament team, preseasonAll-American and all-MWC ... hit .366 (86-for-235) with63 runs, 79 RBI, 21 home runs, 16 doubles, a triple, 33walks, 13 hit by pitches and 10 sac flies ... nationally, rankedthird in RBI per game (1.43), sixth in home runs (0.38 pg),12th in slugging percentage (.743), 49th in runs (1.12 pg)and 82nd in batting average ... led the MWC in RBI, homeruns, total bases and sac flies ... ranked third in the MWCin slugging percentage, hits, plate appearances and doubleplay groundouts, fourth in runs, fifth in batting average,sixth in on base percentage, seventh in walks and times hitby a pitch, eighth in at bats, ninth in strikeouts (45) and10th in doubles ... set a new career slugging percentage atUNM (.736) ... tied for the fifth best career batting average(.380) is fifth in home runs (36) in UNM history ... 21 homeruns is the third most in a season at UNM ... led the teamwith multi-RBI games, compiling 21 thanks to nine two-RBI, five three-RBI, four four-RBI and three five-RBI games... tied for the team's most multi-hit games with 26, com-prised of 16 two-hit, six three-hit and four four-hit games... season high hit streak was 11 games ... ended the sea-son with an eight-game hit streak ... went 2-for-4 with adouble at Texas State (2/10) ... 1-for-2 with two walks, oneRBI and one runs scored at Texas State (2/12) ... hit his firsthome run against Texas Tech ... hit and home run and drovein four runs at Arizona (2/19) ... belted two home runs vs.New Mexico State (2/21), going 3-for-4 with a walk ... was4-for-9 with four RBI and four runs scored in the Utah Val-ley State series (2/24-26) ... scored two runs and drove inone at New Mexico State (2/28) ... hit .471 (8-for-17) withseven runs scored and six RBI in the Northern Coloradoseries ... was 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two runsscored and five RBI in the series finale (3/5) ... led the Lo-bos vs. 12th-ranked Oregon State, going 4-for-6 (.667) witha double, two runs scored, three walks and four RBI ... was3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI in the win vs.OSU (3/11) ... hit .308 (4-for-13) with three RBI and threeruns scored in the series vs. San Francisco ... led the teamin hitting at San Diego State (4/7-9), going 6-for-12 (.500)with four runs scored and five RBI ... opened the SDSUseries with a 3-for-4 performance ... was 2-for-4, the onlyLobo with multiple hits, with two RBI and a run scored ingame two ... drove in a team-high three runs in the seriesfinale ... 2-for-3 with two RBI and a team-high two runsscored at Texas Tech (4/11), hitting two home runs in hisfirst two at bats ... homer in the sixth inning at TTU was thefirst of back-to-back UNM home runs as Dan Stovallhomered on the next pitch ... hit .600 (9-for-15) with eightruns scored, three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI inthe Air Force series (4/13-14) ... named Collegiate Baseball'sLouisville Slugger National Player of the Week and theMWC Player of the Week for his performace vs. Air Forceand Texas Tech ... homered vs. Arizona (4/18), for his sev-enth in five straight games ... team-high three RBI vs. Ari-zona, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored ... 2-for-4 withtwo RBI and his 17th homer of the year at Oklahoma (4/24) ... hit .375 (3-for-8) at Oregon State (4/28, 4/30) ... didnot have an official at bat vs. Texas Tech (5/10), drawingthree walk and a hit by pitch ... 2-for-4 with two RBI andtwo runs scored in the last game at UNLV (5/14) ... hit .364(4-for-11) with four runs scored in TCU series (5/18-20),including 2-for-4 with a run scored in series finale ... 12-for-18 (.667) with 11 RBI and eight runs scored at the MWCTournament (5/23-25), earning a spot on the all-tournamentteam ... career-high 5-for-6 with seven RBI and four runsscored in opening game vs. UNLV (5/23), just a triple shyof the cycle, tying MWC Championship record for mostRBI in a single game ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scoredvs. TCU (5/24) ... 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scoredvs. Utah (5/25) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI vs. UNLV (5/25).

Sophomore: Named first-team Collegiate Baseball preseason All-American to kick off junior season ... first-team Collegiate Baseball All-American as a DH after batting .395 with 15 homers and 79 RBI ... first Lobo to earn first-team All-America honors since Travis Young in 1996 ... also garnered second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades for his 3.80 GPA in General Management, becoming just the third Lobo in program history to earn All-America and Academic All-America honors in the same season ... transferred to UNM after playing one year at Kansas State ... ranked among the top 50 in the nation in slugging (4th), RBI (6th), doubles (15th), batting (35th), triples (35th), runs (38th) and homers (45th) ... 2-for-5 with two-run double at Texas Tech (2/8) ... broke out with four hits, including three doubles, with seven runs scored and five RBI in home New Mexico State series (2/12-13), 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in game two, 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in game three ... hit .455 (5-for-11) in the Texas State series (2/18-20), went 3-for-5 with six RBI and a three-run homer in game one, 2-for-3 with an RBI in game two ... batted .500 (6-for-12) with seven RBI in the Northern Colorado series, 2-for-5 with two RBI and a triple in game one of the series (3/4), 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in game two, 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the series finale ... solo homer vs. New Mexico Highlands (3/8) ... named Mountain West Co-Player of the Week after impressive performance in the Savannah State series, going 8-for-12 (.667) with six runs and eight RBI, two runs, two hits, including a homer, and three RBI in game one (3/11), went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and four RBI in game two (3/12), capped the series by going 3-for-5 with two runs and a double (3/13) ... hit .417 (5-for-12) in the home UNLV series, went 3-for-4 with a double and three-run homer in first game of the series (3/24) ... batted .500 (6-for-12) in the road Utah series with seven runs scored, 3-for-4 with three runs in the first game (4/1) ... outstanding game in exhibition contest vs. the Albuquerque Isotopes, going 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI ... three hits, three runs and three RBI in the road San Diego State series (4/8-10), including a solo homer in the series finale ... 4-for-9 with four RBI and three runs in doubleheader vs. Air Force April 17 ... two-run homer in game one ... 2-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. No. 5 Arizona (4/19) ... hit 5-for-10 in the road UNLV series with four runs and seven RBI, 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in the series finale ... batted 7-for-12 (.583) in the home Utah series with three homers, five runs and seven RBI, went 4-for-4 with two homers, four runs and six RBI in the series finale (5/1) ... five hits and four RBI in the road BYU

series, went 2-for-5 with three RBI in game one ... collected four runs, five hits and five RBI in the home San Diego State series, went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs in game one ... hit .429 (6-for-14) with four RBI in the road Air Force series, 3-for-5 with a homer in the first game ... named to the All-Mountain West Tournament team after batting .500 (6-for-12) with a homer, two doubles, two triples and four RBI, two hits and a homer vs. Air Force, two RBI, a double and triple vs. San Diego State.

Kansas State: Played in 46 games for Kansas State after redshirting in 2003, compiling a .255 batting average with three homers, 15 doubles, 21 runs, 32 RBI, 37 hits and one triple in 145 at-bats ... led the Wildcats in doubles and was third in RBI ... named a first-team All-Big 12 Academic selection.

High School: Three-sport standout at Topeka Seaman high school ... as a quarterback, led football team to state playoffs as a senior, earning all-league, all-city and honorable all-state honors ... second-team all-state as a senior in basketball, averaging 17.5 points per game ... holds five all-time baseball records (home runs, doubles, RBI, hits and at-bats) ... four-year varsity starter ... hit .459 as a senior with eight homers and 48 RBI in just 25 games, both setting single-season records.

Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1984 ... son of Dan and Kim Carlson ... brother, Nick, played for the Lobos in 2005 ... major is Business Administration.

Career Highs
H: - 5, vs. UNLV, 5/23/06
R: 4, twice, last vs. UNLV, 5/23/06
AB: 7, at Air Force, 5/20/05
2B: 2, twice, last at Utah, 4/1/05
3B: 1, seven times, last at San Diego St., 4/7/05
HR: 2, six times, last vs. UNLV, 5/23/06
RBI: 7, vs. UNLV, 5/23/06
BB: 3, twice, last vs. Texas Tech, 5/10/06
SO: 2, 12 times, last at Oregon State, 4/28/06
Hitting streak: 14 games, 4/17-5/12/05