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Carl Bradford
Player Profile:
Carl Bradford 1261982
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 243
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Norco, Calif.
High School: Norco
Experience: 3 Letters

ASU: Appeared in 39 games and made 28 career starts, including every game in 2012 and 2013…two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013...Finished career with 40.5 tackles for loss in past two seasons, tied for the fourth most in the nation in that span...Added 21.5 sacks, 10 pass deflections, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions...In 2012, he and Sutton became just the first duo in school history to post double-digit sacks in the same season since 1994…Sutton and Bradford’s combined 44 tackles for loss in 2012 were the most for a duo in ASU history and they were the first duo to record 20+ TFLs since Al Harris (22) and Bob Kohrs (20) in 1978...Named Curley Culp Outstanding Defensive Lineman at 2013 team banquet…Graduated with a BS degree in Criminal Justice in Fall 2014.  

2013: Posted 61 tackles in 2013 with 19.0 coming for loss and 8.5 sacks - leading the team in each category…First-Team All-Pac-12…Started all 14 games…Named First Team All-Pac-12 by Phil Steele and Second Team by Athlon Sports…Added five pass deflections, five quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles…Had a career-best four tackles for loss against Arizona (11/30)...Had first interception return for a TD in his career against UCLA (11/23)…Had two forced fumbles, a sack, three QB hurries and a fake punt rush for 20 yards against Washington State (10/31)...Had two tackles for loss and a sack against Washington (10/19)...Forced an intentional grounding call that led to a safety against Colorado (10/12)...Had a career high two pass breakups against Notre Dame (10/5)...Was second on the team with seven tackles against Stanford (9/21) and posted the team’s lone sack in the contest...Named to the Bednarik, Lombardi and Butkus Preseason Watch Lists.

2012: Started all 13 games...His 81 tackles this season were good for fourth on the team...Earned honorable mention honors on the 2012 All-Pac-12 team...Finished the year with 81 tackles, including 58 solo and 20.5 for loss...Added five pass deflections, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception...Recorded his first career interception against USC (11/10) and a career high 10 tackles in the game...Also had a fumble forced and fumble recovery in the contest... Had nine tackles against UCLA (10/27), including two sacks...Had seven tackles against both Cal (9/29) and Mizzou (9/15)...Against Cal, he also forced a fumble and had a pass breakup...Had 20.5 tackles for loss (second on team and 10th-most in school history) and 11.5 sacks... His three forced fumbles tied Will Sutton for most on the team and his two fumble recoveries tied Deveron Carr for the team lead as well...He and Sutton became just the first duo in school history to post double digits in sacks in the same season since 1994 and the two - alongside Brandon Magee, Davon Coleman and Chris Young - helped the defense post five double-digit tackle for loss earners in the same season for just the second time in school history... His 1.58 tackles for loss per game was good for 11th in the nation this season and second in the Pac-12 behind Sutton...Sutton and Bradford's combined 44 tackles for loss are the most in ASU history and they are the first duo to record 20+ TFLs since Al Harris (22) and Bob Kohrs (20) in 1978.

2011: Play-making linebacker who showed great range, instincts and athleticism his first year on the field as a special teamer, linebacker and defensive end...saw action in 12 games and got his first start in the bowl game vs #6 Boise State...registered 12 tackles, one sack (vs Arizona) and 3.5 tackles for loss.Appeared in all 13 games in 2011 and made his first career start vs. Boise State in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas...collected 12 tackles, including one sack, and 3.5 tackles for loss on the season...has made 14 career starts, including every game in 2012...Earned honorable mention honors on the 2012 All-Pac-12 team.

2010: Redshirted as a member of ASU Scout Team...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Norco High School in Norco, Calif...named to the All-West-Region list by PrepStar as a senior...also ranked as the No. 151 overall prospect in the Farwest region in the preseason by SuperPrep...ranked by as the No. 16 inside linebacker prospect in the nation...also regarded by as the No. 3 inside linebacker recruit and the No. 61 overall prospect in the state of California...listed as the No. 5 fullback recruit in the country by ESPN Scouts, Inc...rated by as the No. 7 fullback prospect in the nation...collected 153 carries for 1,093 yards and 18 touchdowns and 13 receptions for 396 yards and four touchdowns during his two-year varsity career...carried 136 times for 884 yards (6.5 avg.) with 14 touchdowns as a senior...added nine receptions for 318 yards with four touchdowns...averaged an incredible 35.3 yards-per-reception...registered four games with over 100 rushing yards...totaled season highs of 136 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns and also caught two touchdown passes totaling 73 yards against Corona High School on Oct. 2, 2009...posted a season-high 22 carries and totaled 128 yards with a touchdown against Corona Centennial High School on Nov. 6, 2009...ran for 111 yards on 13 carries with two scores against Riverside Poly High School on Nov. 13, 2009...had a season-long 65-yard touchdown reception against Etiwanda High School on Sept. 18, 2009...totaled 209 rushing yards on 17 carries (12.3 avg.) with four touchdowns as a junior in 2008...added four receptions for 78 yards (19.5 avg.)...had season-highs of seven carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns against Los Angeles Crenshaw High School on Sept. 12, 2008...also had a season-long 35-yard reception in that game...verbally committed to ASU on June 15, 2009...coached at Norco by Todd Gerhart, the father of former Sun Devil offensive lineman Garth Gerhart and 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart.

PERSONAL: An exploratory major 

2011 12 7 5 12 3.5 0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 58 23 81 20.5 5 3 2 0 1
2013 14 45 16 61 19.0 5 3 0 0  
TOTAL 39 110 44 154 43.0 10 6 2 0 2



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