A hard-working former walk-on who has steadily climbed up the depth chart at safety... went from a scout team player in 2010 and 2011 to making the depth chart in 2012... saw extensive action early in the `12 season... joined the program in August, 2010 as a walk-on... earned a scholarship prior to the 2012 season... an outstanding student... made the Dean's list in the spring semester... the godson of Dave Archer, the former Atlanta Falcons and Iowa State quarterback and 790AM on-air personality.
2012 (sophomore): Played in four games -- each of the first four games of the season... finished the season with four tackles and a sack... played significant snaps in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... recorded two tackles against the Hokies... recorded two tackles and first career sack in the win over Virginia (Sept. 15).
2011 (redshirt freshman): Saw limited action, including several snaps in the season opener.
2010 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Lassiter HS... played football, basketball, baseball and ran track and field at Lassiter... selected all-county as a defensive back in 2009... played in the Cobb County Senior Bowl... led team to regional championship and undefeated regular season in `09... National Honor Society member and graduated in top 10 percent of class.
Personal: Full name is Coray Dean Carlson... parents are Tony and Kathy Carlson... Tony played football at Iowa State... born Aug. 31, 1991 in Atlanta... interested in architecture... made the Dean's List in the fall of 2012... majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Tackles: 2 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 3, 2012; 2 vs. Virginia, Sept. 25, 2012
Solo Tackles: 2 vs. Virginia, Sept. 15, 2012
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Virginia, Sept. 15, 2012