Name: Grant Carlson
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Ridge Point High School
2016 Stats: Carlson redshirted last year, unable to win the job as a freshman from Mike Knoll.
Projections: It seems unlikely that Carlson could beat out Knoll for the starting punting job, and will have to be content as a backup unless Knoll gets injured.
How’d He Get Here: Carlson was the 7th ranked punter and the 25th ranked kicker in the 2016 class, according to Kohls Kicking. Coaches for Kohls praised Carlson’s technique and leg speed, especially considering that he’s below the ideal size for a punter. He’s a better directional punter than straight distance guy, which fits into the BC special teams scheme.