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#13 Wesley Carroll
Position: QB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 194
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS
Experience: 1 Letter

CAREER: 
Pressed into immediate service during his true freshman season at State, he responded with one of the school’s best performances by a first-year player ... Has played in all 13 games of his MSU career and started under center nine times ... Has completed 134-of-255 passes (.525) for 1,392 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions ... Also has rushed 47 times (67 yards) ... Has posted a 6-3 record as the team’s starting quarterback ... Came to the Bulldog football program from talent rich St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he led his prep team to the state title game three straight years.

2007: 
Named to both The Sporting News and the Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC first team ... Played in all 13 games for Mississippi State during his true freshman season, earning the starting call at quarterback nine times ... Completed 134-of-255 passes (.525) for 1,392 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions ... Despite limited time, he finished 10th in the SEC in passing yards per game (107.1) ... Also rushed 47 times for 67 yards ... Earned his first collegiate start in Week 4 against Gardner-Webb and broke into the starting lineup for the remainder of the season in Week 6 vs. UAB ... MSU posted a 6-3 record in games he started ... Pressed into immediate service as the top reserve at quarterback when a one-week suspension lifted him to that spot to open the season ... Opened his collegiate career by throwing 137 consecutive passes without an interception, one attempt away from the NCAA record for the record by a freshman at the beginning of his career ... Was on the field for the final three series in the season opener against LSU ... Completed three-of-five passes for 16 yards against the Tigers ... Also rushed three times (minus 6 yards) ... Was under center for the final offensive series, running off 7:58 on the game clock, in Mississippi State’s Week 2 win at Tulane ... Rushed one time (1 yard) against the Green Wave ... Entered early in the Bulldogs’ 19-14 victory over Auburn one week later when injury forced starter Michael Henig to the sidelines ... Assumed control of the offense on MSU’s second possession against the Tigers when Henig suffered a broken hand ... Worked under center for all but three series in the game ... Completed three-of-10 passes for 10 yards in the win ... Directed the team’s game-winning drive midway through the fourth period at Jordan-Hare Stadium ... Earned his first collegiate start one week later in the Bulldogs’ 31-15 win over Gardner-Webb ... Completed four-of-eight passes for 42 yards and rushed two times for 33 yards in the triumph over the Runnin’ Bulldogs ... Completed three-of-six passes for 17 yards and rushed twice (minus 4 yards) at South Carolina in Week 5 ... After opening his career with 13 completions in 29 attempts (.448) for 85 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions in the season’s first five weeks, he completed 113-of-208 passes (.543) for 1,268 yards, all nine touchdowns and six interceptions in the season’s final seven weeks ... Completed nine-of-12 passes for 93 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions, in piloting MSU to a 30-13 win over UAB in Week 6 ... Also rushed twice (1 yard) against the Blazers ... Had the best game of his young Bulldog career in Week 7 action against Tennessee ...  Completed a then-season-best 18-of-33 passes (.545) for 203 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, against the Volunteers ... His 38-yard TD pass to Tony Burks with 5:21 left in the first quarter brought MSU back to a tie at 7, and was his first collegiate touchdown pass ... His second, a 14-yard throw to Jamayel Smith mid-way through the third quarter closed the Bulldog deficit to 24-21 at the time ... Completed 18-of-35 passes for 169 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions, at West Virginia in Week 8 ... With that showing in Morgantown, he began his career with 108 pass attempts without an interception, breaking Derrick Taite’s single-season school record of consecutive throws without a pick (96, 1996) ... Connected on 17-of-28 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, at nationally No. 14 Kentucky in Week 9 ... He started the Bulldog scoring with an 11-yard TD throw to tight end Jason Husband on the team’s first possession and gave his team a 14-7 lead with a 1-yard toss to halfback Anthony Dixon just into the second quarter on its second series in Lexington ... Completed three-of-four passes for 37 yards on the opening drive of the game ... Completed six-of-seven passes for 60 yards on the second drive ... Engineered a 14-play, 80-yard drive and a 17-play, 80-yard jaunt on the team’s first two possessions of the game ... With that performance, he ran his streak of consecutive pass attempts to 137 without an interception, surpassing Wayne Madkin’s (122, 2000-2001) previous school record and within one attempt of tying the NCAA record for consecutive passes by a freshman without an interception to open his career ... Completed nine-of-21 passes for 100 yards and one interception in State’s Week 10 victory over Alabama ... Bounced back from that performance to complete a career-high 29 passes in 51 attempts for a career-high 421 yards, an all-time best four touchdowns and four interceptions, at Arkansas in Week 11 ... He became the first Bulldog to surpass the 400-yard mark passing since Derrick Taite had 466 yards against Tulane in 1994 ... His 441 yards of total offense in the game were the most in the SEC in 2007, and his passing yards were the second most in the league ... His 4-yard scoring toss to Jamayel Smith opened the scoring in the first quarter ... His 35-yard pass to Tony Burks just prior to the end of the third quarter drew his team within 31-17 at the time ... His 80-yard pass-and-run with Smith with 9:26 left in the game brought the Bulldogs back within 38-24 and his 19-yard fourth-down toss to tight end Jason Husband with five minutes left in the game proved to be the game’s final score ... That 80-yarder was the second-longest pass play in the SEC this season ... His four TD passes tied three other former Bulldogs (Tony Shell, Derrick Taite and Omarr Conner) for the most scoring passes in a single game in school history ... Connected on 13-of-28 passes for 130 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his team’s 17-14 win over Ole Miss in the Battle For The Golden Egg ... He tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to halfback Anthony Dixon with 7:51 left in the game to begin the Bulldog comeback ... That score narrowed Ole Miss’ lead to 14-7 at the time ... He also rushed seven times for 26 yards against the Rebels ... Completed eight-of-18 passes for 39 and one interception in the Bulldogs’ 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl win over Central Florida ... Also rushed six times for 21 yards against the Knights ... Carried twice for 18 of those yards and completed both of his pass attempts for 15 yards on State’s game-winning touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.

HIGH SCHOOL: 
Named first-team, Class 5A all-state at quarterback by both the Florida Football Writers Association and the Florida Varsity.com web site . . . Selected to the East vs. West all-star game in Orlando, Fla., a game that attracted players from 30 states . . . Completed four-of-five passes for 116 yards in that game . . . Rated the No. 85 prospect in the state of Florida, regardless of position, by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . . . He was the fifth-highest rated quarterback in the state on that publication’s listing . . . Credited with running a 4.5-second, 40-yard dash by recruiting web site Scout.com . . . During his high school career, he helped lead prep teams in two states to a cumulative 52-5 record . . . Threw for 3,767 career yards with 57 passing touchdowns and only 15 interceptions . . . Also rushed for 27 TDs . . . Led George Smith’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School to the Class 5A state championship game in each of his three varsity seasons, losing each time to nationally ranked Lakeland . . . Broke the St. Thomas Aquinas record for career passing yards and touchdowns . . . Completed 99-of-182 passes (.544), for 1,509 yards and 24 touchdowns during that senior season. . . Led Aquinas to a three-year, 38-5 overall record, and to three straight state championship games . . . Completed 90-of-160 passes for more 1,700 yards and a single-season, school-record 29 touchdowns, with just three interceptions, during his junior season with the Raiders . . . Named to the Miami Herald All-Broward County first-team following that junior campaign, in which he led his team to a 13-1 mark . . . As a freshman, he was the back-up quarterback on a prep team that won a North Carolina state title . . . Outstanding student in the high school classroom . . . Other top scholarship offers:  North Carolina State, Duke and UCF.

PERSONAL: 
Born Wesley Mason Carroll, 9-18-88, in Orange, Calif. . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Carroll ... Majoring in fitness management.

 

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