Tyron Carrier
Tyron  Carrier

RS Senior

Houston, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170




Career | 2011 Game-by-Game | 2010 Game-by-Game | 2009 Game-by-Game | 2008 Game-by-Game

• 2011 Phil Steele Preseason Third-Team All-Conference (WR)
• 2011 College Football Performance Awards Kickoff Return Specialist Watch List
• 2009 SI.com All-America Honorable Mention
• 2009 All-Conference USA First Team (KR)
• 2009 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (WR)
• 2008 All-Conference USA Second Team (WR)
• 2008 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 26, 2009)
• C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 17, 2008)

Senior (2011): Posted 180 all-purpose yards to become the school's all-time leader with 5,941 total yards against UCLA ... Made 10 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown in the game and had two kick returns for 42 yards in the season opener ... Ranks No. 10 in NCAA in receptions per game (10.0) No. 16 in receiving yards per game (138.0), No. 56 in kick off returns (21.00) ... Ranks. No. 22 in All-Purpse runners (180.00).

Junior (2010): Played in all 12 games, starting 10 ... Caught a pass in all 12 games, making his streak 39 games (every game of his career) ... Hauled in three catches for 43 yards against Texas State during the season opener ... Also returned a kickoff for 39 yards against the Bobcats ... Tied for lead among all players with six receptions at UCLA ... Also completed a 48-yard pass to James Cleveland on his first career passing attempt and returned six kickoffs for 113 yards against the Bruins ... Topped the team with 10 catches for 90 yards and had six kickoff returns for 143 yards ... Saw the endzone for the first time this season on a 91-yard kick off return against SMU ... Earned C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week honor with that return ... Also added three catches for 42 yards against the Mustangs ... Had three catches for 31 yards at Memphis ... Hauled in another three receptions for 25 yards vs. UCF ... Caught four passes for 31 yards vs. Tulsa ... Had five receptions and 33 yards at Southern Miss ... Finished the year with eight catches and nearly 100 yards with 95 and a touchdown in the finale at Texas Tech.

Sophomore (2009): Recorded his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season ... Joined Elmo Wright as the only players in school history to record multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons during their careers ... Joined with Patrick Edwards and James Cleveland as the first receiving trio in school history to record 1,000-yard seasons in the same year ... Electrifying special teams player with four kickoff return touchdowns ... Stood in a tie for ninth nationally with 29.0 yards per kickoff return ... Ranked second on team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns ... One of three Cougar receivers to earn C-USA postseason awards ... One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games ... Led all players with seven receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State ... Gave the Cougars a 17-point lead late in the second quarter with a 32-yard touchdown reception against the Cowboys ... Caught eight passes for 104 yards and returned three kickoffs for 104 yards, including a long of 61 yards, against Texas Tech ... Snared a 6-yard touchdown midway through the final period against C-USA rival UTEP ... Opened the second half with a 92-yard kickoff return for touchdown against C-USA rival SMU ... Also added three catches for 28 yards against the Mustangs ... Hauled in 10 catches for 88 yards against Southern Miss ... Also rushed two times for 47 yards, including a long of 36 yards, against the Golden Eagles ... Returned a kickoff 98 yards to pull the Cougars to within four points at C-USA rival Tulsa ... Returned three kickoffs for 139 yards and added five catches for 53 yards against the Golden Hurricane ... Led all players with nine catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns at C-USA rival UCF ... Also returned three kickoffs against the Knights ... Posted five catches for 49 yards and returned three kickoffs for 61 yards against C-USA rival Memphis ... Set the tone early quickly against C-USA rival Rice, returning the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown ... later scored on a 37-yard reverse and caught three passes for 54 yards against the Owls. C-USA Championship Game: Posted 11 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown at East Carolina ... Gave the Cougars a 19-14 lead late in the first half with a 21-yard touchdown grab against the Pirates. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Returned the second-half kickoff 79 yards for a toucdown against Air Force... Also added five catches for 31 yards and posted a 16-yard rush against the Falcons... Tied a Houston single-season record with his 14th game played against Air Force.

Redshirt Freshman (2008): Team leader in receiving yards ... Five 100-yard receiving games, each against a C-USA opponent ... Caught at least three passes in all 13 games ... moved into rotation as kickoff returner in second half of season ... Returned 27 kickoffs for average of 22.3 yards ... Finished with six catches for 31 yards against Southern during the season opener ... Posted five catches for 38 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, at Oklahoma State ... Recorded touchdown receptions of nine and 12 yards in the second half against the Cowboys ... Posted eight catches for 91 yards against Air Force in Dallas ... Finished with five catches for 68 yards and hauled in a 15-yard touchdown late in the third quarter at Colorado State ... Posted nine catches for 65 yards at No. 23 East Carolina ... Recorded seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown against C-USA rival UAB ... Snared a 26-yard touchdown pass with only 26 seconds remaining at C-USA rival SMU to lead the Cougars to the come-from-behind win ... Finished with three catches for 34 yards against the Mustangs ... Posted six catches for 104 yards at C-USA rival Marshall ... Recorded four catches for 67 yards against Tulane during the annual Homecoming game ... Did a little of everything against No. 24 Tulsa... scored the game's first points on a 4-yard touchdown catch and finished with six catches for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Golden Hurricane ... Halted Tulsa momentum with a 93-yard kickoff return with only nine seconds remaining in the first half ... Led all players with nine catches for 141 yards and added a touchdown against C-USA rival UTEP ... Also rushed two times for 32 yards, returned four kickoffs for 78 yards and returned two punts for 14 yards against the Miners ... Recorded six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown and returned eight kickoffs for 142 yards at C-USA rival Rice ... Also returned three punts for 20 yards against the Owls. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Hauled in five passes for 49 yards against Air Force ... Also returned three kickoffs for 62 yards and added a 34-yard punt return against the Falcons.

Freshman (2007): Sat out as a redshirt ... Competed for the UH track and field team during the spring season ... Placed third in the 200-meter dash at the Conference USA Indoor Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200-meters.

High School: Competed at Worthing High School ... A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top-100 team ... Also a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top-100 team ... recorded 495 yards and eight touchdowns receiving, while averaging 27.5 yards per catch ... also had two interceptions ... Was a member of the track team.

Personal: Full name is Tyron North Carrier ... Born Dec. 19, 1988 ... Son of Tyrone North... Majoring in retailing and consumer science.

Carrier's Career Bests
Receptions: 11, at East Carolina (12-5-09); at UTEP (10-3-09)
Receiving Yards: 149, at UCF (11-14-09)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 , done four times; Most recently at UCF (11-14-09)
Long Reception: 66, vs. Tulsa (11-15-08)
Rushing Attempts: 3, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)
Rushing Yards: 49, vs. Tulane (11-8-08)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, vs. Rice (11-28-09)
Long Rush: 37, vs. Rice (11-28-09)
Kickoff Returns: 8, at Rice (11-29-08)
Kickoff Return Yards: 159, vs. SMU (10-24-09)
Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 1, done five times; Most recently vs. Air Force (12-31-09)
Long Kickoff Return: 99, vs. Rice (11-28-09)
Punt Returns: 3, at Rice (11-29-08)
Punt Return Yards: 34, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)
Long Punt Return: 34, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)
Completions: 1, at UCLA (9-18-10)
Passing Attempts: 1, at UCLA (9-18-10)
Passing Yards: 48, at UCLA (9-18-10)
Long Pass: 48, at UCLA (9-18-10)
Tackles: 1, done three times; Most recently at East Carolina (12-5-09)

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