Carter Wins National Honor
Oct. 17, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - For the second time this season, a Bulldog defensive lineman has been selected national player of the week. Senior end Chris Carter was named the National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance.com.
Logan Harrell also won the award in the first game of the season against Cincinnati.
Carter made nine tackles, three sacks for 18 yards, four tackles for losses of 34 yards and forced two fumbles in Fresno State's 33-10 win over New Mexico State. Eight of Carter's nine tackles were solo. He spearheaded a Bulldog defense that held the Aggies to three points and just 34 rushing yards through the first three quarters of the game as Fresno State built a 33-3 lead.
Carter leads the Bulldog defense that ranks fourth in the nation in quarterback sacks. The Dogs have 20 on the season. Carter and defensive tackle Logan Harrell pack a devastating 1-2 punch on the line. Harrell has 7.5 sacks and ranks fourth in the nation, while Carter is fifth in the NCAA with seven sacks. Carter ranks second in the WAC and eighth in the NCAA with 11 tackles for losses this season.
For his career, Carter has 15.5 sacks and needs 1.5 to move into the Bulldog top 10 record books.
"That's great for Chris," said head coach Pat Hill. "He's been a great leader and ambassador for Bulldog football. He's a great football player and a great person. It's always nice when someone who works as hard as he does gets the recognition he deserves."
"We Are Your Team!" "We Are Your Team!" Fresno State hits the road next week taking on arch-rival San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. PT. Follow the game on WAC Sports Net, KMJ Radio and ESPN Deportes. The next home game for the Bulldogs is Nov. 13 vs. No. 19 Nevada. Tickets for that game are available by clicking the tickets icon at the top of this page.