53 - Chris Carlsen
Chris Carlsen
Height: 6-3
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Poulsbo, Wash.
High School: North Kitsap HS '03
Position: OL
Experience: 3L*
2007: Listed as a starter at center on preseason depth chart. At the conclusion of spring practices he received one of four strength and conditioning awards handed out and was one of two recipients of "Iron Eagle" awards for academic and athletic achievement. 2006: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started in Eastern's first game of the season against Oregon State (8/31/06). However, he suffered a knee injury against the Beavers and missed eight games. He served on Eastern's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). 2005: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started 10 games, including five at right guard and five at center after senior starter Kraig Sigler was injured. For the second-straight year, the offensive line helped Eastern rank fourth in FCS in total offense with an average of 477.8 yards. The Eagles were second in passing (341.8) and 14th in scoring (35.0). Eastern set 20 offensive school records, including the school's season passing yards (4,102) record originally broken in 2004. 2004: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Saw significant action as a backup guard. 2003: Redshirted. HS: Graduated from North Kitsap HS in 2003. Washington Prep Football Report selected him as a second team 4A All-State selection as an offensive lineman. Selected by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 100 recruits in the state of Washington. Selected to play in All-State game. Earned All-Narrows League Bridge Division first team honors as both an offensive lineman and linebacker as a senior. He had more than 200 tackles in his career, including 112 in 2002 as North Kitsap finished 5-4. As a junior, he earned first team honors as a linebacker and second team accolades as an offensive lineman. Received team best blocker, captain and most inspirational awards as a senior. Started three years on the offensive line and two at linebacker. Lettered three years in football, and earned his third letter in baseball in spring 2003. Earned honorable mention all-league honors as a junior pitcher. He received numerous academic honors, including Narrows League All-Academic honors in football as a junior and senior. He was also nominated for the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award. Personal: Born 6/12/85 in Bremerton, Wash. His brother Jeff is a former pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization, and his brother Clary pitched at the University of Hawaii. Mechanical engineering technology major.
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