Joined an exclusive group of players in Houston history that competed in four bowl games during their collegiate careers... joined senior cornerback Brandon Brinkley and senior center Carl Barnett as the first players in school history to compete in multiple Conference USA Championship games.
Competed in 12 games with 11 starts... recorded five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Northwestern State during the season opener... posted five tackles with four solo and broke up a pass against No. 5/6 Oklahoma State... finished with five tackles against Texas Tech... recorded 11 tackles, including a pair of solo stops, at C-USA rival UTEP... posted four tackles, including a pair of solo stops, at Mississippi State... finished with four tackles, including two solo, and broke up a pass against Southern Miss... posted two solo tackles and recovered a fumble at C-USA rival Tulsa... snared his first career interception at C-USA rival UCF... also added six tackles, including five solo stops, with one tackle for a loss of three yards against the Knights... led the Cougars with nine tackles, including three solo stops, and added a pass breakup against C-USA rival Memphis... also recorded one tackle for a loss of a yard against the Tigers. C-USA Championship Game: Finished with six tackles at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Posted six tackles, including five solo stops, and recovered a fumble against Air Force.
Regular member of special teams units who appeared in all 13 games... recorded three solo tackles against C-USA rival UAB... posted two tackles, including one for a loss of a yard against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Made his first career start against the Falcons... finished with six solo tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss.
Appeared in all but one game... regular contributor on the special teams... named the Special Teams MVP by his teammates... returned to the lineup at Conference USA rival Tulane after sitting out with an injury... recorded five tackles, including two solo stops, against the Green Wave... posted three tackles, including two solo stops, vs. Texas Southern during the regular-season finale. Texas Bowl: Finished with a solo tackle against TCU.
Valuable member of the special teams units... One of 36 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener at Rice... Posted a season-best two tackles in a game four times. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Recorded an assist against South Carolina.
TATUM HIGH SCHOOL
Was listed as an All-Region selection by Prep Star magazine... was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com... ranked as the No. 86 cornerback by Scout.com... picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com... selected Second-Team All-State in the 3A ranks.
Full name is Carson Farrell Blackmon... born Aug. 22, 1988... majoring in sociology.
Blackmon's Career Bests
Tackles: 11, at UTEP (10-3-09)
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, done four times; Most recently vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Interceptions: 1, at UCF (11-14-09)
Pass Breakups: 1, done three times; Most recently vs. Memphis 11-21-09)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, vs. Air Force (12-31-09); at Tulsa (11-7-09)