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Carter making an impact in freshman season at Stanford

photoBriar Woods High School alum Alex Carter has registered 38 tackles and forced three fumbles in his freshman season at Stanford University. Stanford will host UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game Nov. 30.—Photo Courtesy/Stanford Athletics, StanfordPhoto.com

Alex Carter played a key role in helping Briar Woods High School win consecutive Virginia Division 4 state championships in his final two varsity seasons. The 6-foot, 200-pound cornerback is now making waves at Stanford University as a true freshman.

Carter has started six games and played in all 12 contest for the Cardinal this fall. He has recorded 31 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and forced three fumbles. Carter has also returned five kicks for 110 yards.

Stanford (10-2) won its sixth consecutive game Nov. 24, defeating host UCLA, 35-17, to claim the Pac-12 North title. The teams will meet again in the Pac-12 championship game Nov. 30 at Stanford Stadium.

The Cardinal, coached by David Shaw, are one victory away from gaining their third consecutive BCS bowl berth. The winner of the conference title game will receive an invitation to the Rose Bowl.

In Stanford’s 17-14 overtime win over previously undefeated Oregon Nov. 17, Carter tied for second on the team with six tackles, including two stops for a loss. Oregon (11-1) was the top ranked team in the nation prior to the loss.

Carter garnered All-American accolades and was selected as Virginia’s Gatorade State Player of the Year in his senior season at Briar Woods. He was also the Times-Mirror’s Male Athlete of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.



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