Wesley Carroll (quarterback)

Wesley Carroll
FIU PanthersNo. 13
Quarterback Senior
Major: Sport Management
Date of birth: (1988-09-18) September 18, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Orange, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career history
High school: St. Thomas Aquinas High School,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 College(s):

Bowl games

Career highlights and awards

  • 2007 All-SEC Freshman Team
Stats at CBSSports.com

Wesley Mason Carroll (born September 18, 1988 in Orange, California) is an American football quarterback. He currently attends Florida International University in his junior year, after transferring from Mississippi State University in January 2009.[1]

Carroll attended Cooperstown Central School in Cooperstown, New York from Grades 3 to 8. He and his family then moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the summer of 2003, where he then attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School that fall. There, he compiled a 38-5 record as the football team's starting quarterback from 2004-2006. He guided Aquinas to three consecutive state championship game appearances, all of which ended in losses to Lakeland High School, who was undefeated and appeared in USA Today's "Super 25" rankings in all three seasons. Aquinas was also ranked in the Super 25 while Carroll was there, 10th in 2005 and 21st in 2006.[2][3]

In his final two seasons at Aquinas, he completed 189 of 342 pass attempts for over 3,300 yards and 53 touchdowns. He was a high school teammate of current Notre Dame offensive linemen Dan Wenger and Sam Young and former Florida defensive back Major Wright.

College career

Carroll earned the starting quarterback spot as a true freshman at Mississippi State by out-playing incumbent starter Michael Henig.[4] He was selected to the All-SEC freshman team and led the Bulldogs in their victory at the 2007 Liberty Bowl.

Despite entering the 2008 season as the Bulldogs' "clear starter",[5] Carroll was replaced by Tyson Lee after some poor performances. Carroll subsequently decided to transfer to FIU.

During the 2010 season, Carroll led FIU to a 7-6 season (6-2 conference record) and to its first ever bowl berth and first ever bowl win against the Toledo Rockets at the 2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Carroll capitalized on his strong 2010 season by leading FIU to a record of 8-5 and a consecutive bowl game appearance in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.

Carroll attended the Battle of Florida All Star Game on January 21, 2012. He is now pursuing a Masters Degree in sport management.

References

External links

  • Official bio at Florida International
  • Official bio at Mississippi State

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