10  Carlton Baker
Carlton Baker


Belle Glades, FL

High School:
Belle Glades Central

Last College:
Hutchinson JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 232

Outside Linebacker


Career Summary: Lettered two season after transferring to Memphis from Hutchinson Junior College...Played one year at Alabama State before making his way to HJC...Started in 22 of his 24 career games as a Tiger...Was second on the team in tackles in 2004 with 96...Ended his junior season ranked 15th in Conference USA in tackles per game with 8.0...Logged a career-high 14 tackles against USM in 2004...Credited with 10 or more tackles in nine career games.

2005 Highlights: Starter at outside linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss...Totaled 10 tackles against the Rebels, including seven solo stops...Recorded a team-high five sacks for a loss of 40 yards as a senior...Totaled two sacks against Tennessee...Recovered a fumble in the season finale victory over Marshall...Logged one tackle for lost yardage, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one quarterback sack in the 26-3 victory...Completed the 2005 season as the Tigers' second-leading tackler, totaling 88 stops...Second on the defense with nine tackles for lost yardage...Ended the season tied for 15th in the country, and tied for second in C-USA, in forced fumbles...Ranked fifth in Conference USA in sacks with five...Ranked 16th in C-USA with 88 total tackles.

2004: Enrolled at Memphis in December, and participated in spring drills with the Tigers...Was tied for the leading tackler in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage in 2004 with seven hits...Totaled 96 tackles last season, including 40 solo stops...Also tallied 4.5 TFLs for a loss of 11 yards...Ended the year ranked 15th in Conference USA in tackles per game with 8.0...Became a starter in his first game as a Tiger, opening the Ole Miss game as the starter at outside linebacker...Responded with four tackles in the team's 20-13 win over the Rebels...Logged six tackles and had one pass breakup in the victory over Chattanooga...Totaled eight tackles in the victory over Arkansas State...Credited with four tackles in the loss to UAB...Credited with seven tackles, including one for lost yardage in the Tigers' victory over Houston...Logged five stops and one tackle for lost yardage in the win over Tulane...Credited with a team leading 13 tackles in the Cincinnati contest...Led the Tigers in tackles against Louisville with 11 total stops...Also led the team in total tackles in the Southern Miss victory with 14, including one tackle for lost yardage...Did not start the East Carolina game but tallied three tackles and a tackle for lost yardage in the second half of the contest...Led the Tigers in tackles during the win over USF, totaling 12 tackles, seven of which were solo stops...Totaled four games of double digit tackles in 2004...

Junior College: Lettered in 2003 at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and helped his squad to a No. 13 national ranking in 2003...Played in eight games despite an elbow injury, and logged 36 solo tackles, six assisted hits, one pass interception returned for 72 yards, five quarterback sacks, 14 tackles for lost yardage and four fumble recoveries...Was ranked third in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in tackles for lost yardage with 14 for 57 yards and eighth in quarterback sacks with five for 32 yards...Was named the National Junior College Player of the Week during the second week of the 2003 season...

2002: Played his redshirt freshman season at Alabama State in Montgomery, Ala., before transferring to Hutchinson Junior College...Signed with Arkansas after his high school career and spent one season in Fayetteville before transferring to ASU...

Prep: Played prep football for Belle Glades Central High for coach Milton Watson...Lettered for four years in football and three years as a member of the wrestling team...Helped his team to an 8-3 record in 2000...Was named to the all-area, all-region and all-state teams for three seasons...Registered over 400 total tackles with the Glades Central varsity squad...Set the school record for the most tackles for lost yardage...

Personal: Carlton Baker is the son of Phylis Clark...Born May 29, 1981 in Belle Glades, Florida...Majoring in sociology.

Defense	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FF	FR	Int 	Loss 	Sack
2004	12/11	40	56	96	0	0	0-0	4.5-11	0-0
2005 12/11 44 44 88 4 1 0-0 9.0-52 5-40
Total 24/22 84 100 184 4 1 0-0 13.5-63 5-40
BAKER'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 14 vs Southern Miss (`04) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 7 vs USF (`04) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 9 vs Southern Miss (`04) Most TFL/Game: 1 vs Houston (`04) & East Carolina (`04)
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