Utes have three interceptions in front of the largest crowd in Utah history.
Utah vs. Michigan (USATSI)
UTAH: All-conference candidate at safety ... received an extra year from the NCAA after a season-ending injury last fall ... came to Utah with one year of eligibility and was off to an incredible start before his injury ... slated to start at strong safety in 2015 after playing free safety last year ... initially signed with Utah in 2013 but spent 2014 completing academic requirements.
2014--Played and started in four games at free safety before a season-ending injury ... in just four games, had two interceptions (second on the team) ... finished with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup ... season-high seven tackles vs. Fresno State ... four tackles (1.5 TFL), a pass breakup and a 59-yard interception return against Michigan ... returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown against UCLA.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Attended El Camino College in 2013 but did not play football ... originally signed with California, redshirting in 2010 as a highly-ranked wide receiver ... transferred to L.A. Southwest College, where he played safety ... 2011 and 2012 SCFA first-team all-conference safety ... L.A. Southwest's leading defender as a sophomore in 2012 had 62 tackles (3 TFL), three interceptions, four pass breakups and a forced fumble ... 32 tackles (3 TFL, 1 sack), two interceptions, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2011 ... four-star receiver by both Rivals and Scout as a prep player at Santee HS (Calif.) ... SuperPrep All-Far West team ... Southern League Defensive Player of the Year ... first-team all-city (L.A.) in 2008 and 2009 ... as a senior in 2009, he had 42 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns, while also contributing 84 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles ... his junior season, he finished with 28 receptions for 833 yards and 11 TDs, 119 tackles, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles ... also lettered in basketball and track ... placed third in the state in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100 meters as a junior ... won the Los Angeles City title in the 200 and placed second in the 100 as a senior ... clocked a 10.61-second 100 meters and had a 200 time of 21.21 seconds, which was the second-fastest time in California in 2009 ... made the honor roll his senior year.
PERSONAL: Son of the late Hilbert Carter and Rosalind Wright ... three siblings ... brother Trae Jackson played football at San Jose State and brother Tim Carter played football at Alcorn State ... earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in December and is now pursuing a second degree in human development and family studies ... born Sept. 13, 1992.