Updated Wed, Jul 25, 2012 12:34 am
If Bobcat fans are looking for a player to step in and take over leadership responsibilities on defense, look no further than Senior Cornerback Travis Carrie.
In 2011, Carrie recorded a career high 49 tackles including 35 unassisted. Carrie led the team with four interceptions on the year while breaking up 17 passes, also career highs.
Not only is Carrie a lockdown corner, he plays vital role in the special teams game. He scored his first career touchdown on a 65-yard punt return against New Mexico State in the 2011 season opener. He averaged 12.5 yards per punt return in last season and Head Coach Frank Solich informed the media on Tuesday that Carrie will again be a primary playmaker on special teams.
Carrie has been placed on the Jim Thorpe Award's Watch List as one of the top defensive backs in the country.
The Bobcat Sports Showcase reporter Mark Pierce sat down with Carrie at MAC Media Day in Detroit, MI.