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36 DeAndre Houston-Carson

Career Stats

Elected a team captain ...

Selected to the All-CAA Second Team … VaSID All-State Second Team selection … Started the first nine games before suffering a season-ending injury at James Madison … Ranked second nationally with four blocks at the time of his injury … Blocked a punt in three consecutive games prior to suffering the injury … Ranked tied for second in the CAA in interceptions (three) and tied for sixth in tackles per game among defensive backs (7.4) at the time of his injury … Season stats also included 67 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries and seven PBU’s … Posted a career-high 10 tackles, six solo, in the season opener at Virginia Tech … Tallied seven tackles, an interception, a blocked field goal (that was returned for a touchdown), a fumble recovery and two PBU’s in the win against Norfolk State … Recorded a team-high eight tackles, seven solo, and returned a blocked extra point for a score in the victory against Lafayette … The score marked the first time W&M scored on an opposing team’s extra point attempt since 1992 – a span of 246 games … Equaled a career high with 10 tackles and blocked a punt versus No. 5/4 Villanova … Totaled eight tackles, an interception, a blocked punt and a TFL in the win against Delaware … Blocked a punt for the third consecutive contest in the setback at James Madison … Also totaled nine stops versus the Dukes … Recorded 1.5 TFL and a PBU in the overtime triumph at Stony Brook … Registered an interception at No. 4/6 New Hampshire … Recovered a muffed punt in the win at Hampton … Preseason All-CAA selection …

Earned third-team All-CAA honors … Started all 12 games and finished the season with 62 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, two interceptions, 13 PBU’s and two blocked kicks … Ranked tied for third in the CAA with 1.08 PBU’s per game … Honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week following the win against No. 19/16 James Madison in which he blocked a field goal midway through the third quarter … Also blocked a punt versus No. 10/7 Towson … Recorded six tackles, an interception and 0.5 TFL in the win against No. 16/17 New Hampshire … Registered another interception in the following week’s victory at No. 15/21 Delaware … Posted seven tackles, all solo, with a sack at No. 20 Villanova … Totaled seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss in the win versus Rhode Island … Tallied multiple PBU’s in the triumphs versus Lafayette, Penn and Delaware …   

Started all 11 games ... Finished the season with 55 tackles, an interception, six PBUs and a blocked field goal ... Recorded five tackles and his first career interception in the season opener at Maryland ... Totaled nine tackles the following week against Lafayette ... Also posted nine stops with two PBUs in the win at Penn ... Registered a pair of PBUs and a blocked field goal in the season finale versus Richmond ... Tallied eight tackles in the win against Georgia State ... Earned seven tackles, five solo, at Towson ...

Did not see any action but was a member of the travel squad for all 11 games ...

Three-year letterwinner as a running back, wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Eric Ludden at Massaponax High School ... Chosen to the All-Commonwealth District First Team as a defensive back and a running back in 2010 ... 2010 All-Northwest Region defensive back... Garnered all-area accolades from the Free Lance-Star as a senior...2010 Massaponax High School Football Offensive Player of the Year ... Rushed for more than 1,000 yards with 17 total touchdowns (11 rushing/6 receiving) during senior season ... Also earned three letters in basketball as a guard and one letter in track.

Son of Sonny and Christina Carson ... Majoring in sociology ... Polemarch of Xi Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. ... Tribe Fellowship leader.

Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodford, Va.
High School: Massaponax
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