1 Blake Carter
>> At Navy: Had an outstanding spring and enters the fall as the starter at left corner ... has good size and speed ... can play the run, as well as the pass ... excellent special teams player as well ... has earned two varsity letters.
>> 2008: A starter in two of the 13 games in which he played, Carter turned in 16 tackles including 15 solo stops ... additionally, he made one interception, blocked a kick that led to a TD and recovered a blocked kick and returned it for a touchdown ... the blocked kick and recovered blocked kick both came against Academy rival Air Force ... contributed a tackle in Navy's EagleBank Bowl appearance against Wake Forest ... made the start at cornerback against Army for an injured Ketric Buffin ... turned in five solo tackles in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win ... it's the first time Navy has pitched back-to-back shutouts since 1986 ... it's also the first shutout against Army since 1978 (28-0) ... credited with a pass breakup against SMU ... the defense held the Mustangs to -13 yards rushing, the first team to post negative rushing yards against the Mids since Pitt in 1978 ... it also held the Mustangs to eight first downs, marking the first time a Navy opponent was held to 10 or fewer first downs since 1999 when Rutgers mustered 10 ... was in on one stop against 23rd-ranked Pitt ... the recipient of the 2008 Ben Martin Most Valuable Player Award presented annually to the MVP of the Air Force vs. Navy football game by the Air Force Quarterback Club of Colorado Springs ... after Greg Shinego blocked an Air Force punt in the opening quarter, Carter picked it up and rumbled 25 yards to score his first collegiate TD ... it's the first time the Mids have returned a blocked punt for a touchdown since Nov. 13, 1999, when Gino Marchetti returned the ball for 10 yards and a TD against Tulane ... with 10 minutes to play in the game, he blocked a Ryan Harrison punt and teammate Bobby Doyle recovered it in the end zone ... it is believed to be the first time in program history Navy has returned two blocked punts for touchdowns ... was in on one stop at Duke ... had made 15 consecutive starts on defense prior to the Duke game ... came up with his first collegiate interception in the second quarter of the Ball State contest and added a pair of solo tackles ... turned in five solo stops in the Mids' season-opener against Towson.
>> 2007: Played in the final-12 games of the year ... started at cornerback in the last-nine contests ... fourth on the team with 71 tackles, 50 of which were solo ... two of his stops came in the backfield for a loss of four yards ... also broke up one pass and recovered one fumble ... produced four tackles in a win against Duke ... in a start at right cornerback against Air Force, he produced seven tackles, six of which were solo ... also came up with a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter to help seal a victory over the Falcons ... delivered three tackles in a win at Pittsburgh ... came up with seven tackles versus Wake Forest ... produced a tackle for a loss of two yards against the Demon Deacons ... led the team with a career-best 12 tackles against Delaware ... followed that performance with a strong effort at Notre Dame ... made 10 tackles, nine of which were of the solo variety ... came up with five tackles and a pass breakup at North Texas ... for the third time in four games, he reached double figures in tackles against Northern Illinois ... produced 10 stops in a win over the Huskies ... produced five tackles, one in the backfield, against Army ... came up with eight tackles against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.
>> 2006: Saw action in nine games, mostly on special teams ... registered first-career tackles against Stanford, picking up two stops and breaking up a pass.
>> High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of Stillwater High School, Carter attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... a three-year letterwinner in football and track ... earned all-district honors and served as team captain his senior year ... father, Craig, played football at Oklahoma State ... as a kid, his babysitter was Terrence Anderson, who later went on to become an All-American center at Navy ... full name is Blake Cameron Carter ... born Sept. 7, 1986, in Stillwater, Okla. ... son of Craig and Phyllis Carter ... majoring in International Relations.