UNLV: A senior linebacker who was chosen this year to be the second player to wear "Battle Born Jersey No. 36" and switched over from his normal No. 55 during spring ball ... No. 36 -- complete with a patch of the state flag on the back -- is worn by a Nevadan who best exemplifies the Battle Born spirit of his state, which was the 36th state to join the union, and the toughness and pride of Rebel Football ... One of the conference's top hitters, he was voted UNLV's Special Teams Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season in 2010 after turning in a series of big hits on kick coverage ... Has played in every game of his collegiate career and is listed No. 1 at the MLB spot after his final spring practice.
2010: Appeared in all 13 games ... Finished with 35 tackles at LB and on special teams ... Blocked a punt at Utah that was returned for a 19-yard touchdown by Tim Hasson ... Grabbed his first career interception in the season-ending game at Hawaii and returned it 17 yards vs. the Warriors.
2009: Played in every game as a sophomore and started vs. Utah in Game Seven ... Finished seventh on the team with 42 tackles and tied with two others for team lead with two forced fumbles.
2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel, including starting seven games as a true freshman ... Finished seventh on team with 49 total tackles, including 2 TFL ... Picked up slack with Game Two season-ending injury to Starr Fuimaono and made his first career start in victory over Arizona State ... Enrolled full-time at the school in January. 2007: Grayshirted after signing with Rebels in February.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Las Vegas HS ... Lettered three times and was ranked the No. 7 recruit from the Silver State by Rivals ... Moved from outside linebacker to inside for his senior season ... Named first team all-state and All-Sunrise after totaling 109 tackles as a senior ... Part of a program that won two 4A State Championships under coach Chris Faircloth ... Wildcats went 14-2 in 2006 and won a second consecutive Sunrise League championship to go along with their state title.
PERSONAL: Nathan David Carter was born on July 3, 1988 ... The son of Mark and Melody Carter ... Has a sister, Vacheral ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in music technology.
CARTER'S DEFENSIVE STATS YEAR GP-GS UT AT TOT TFL SCK FF INT BLK 2010 13-0 17 18 35 0 0 0 1-17 1 2009 12-1 22 20 42 0.5-1 0 2 0 0 2008 12-7 21 28 49 2.0-5 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 37-8 60 66 126 2.5-6 0 2 1-17 1