25 Justin Carrington  
    Justin Carrington

    Leesburg, Va.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 224



    Graduated with a bachelor of science in SPEA management in December 2010.

    2009 (Senior): Started at Akron, at No. 19 Penn State and vs. Purdue and appeared in all 12 games at linebacker ... also a key special teams contributor ... finished the season with 32 tackles, 17 solo, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery (16 yards) ... netted a season-high six stops, four solo, vs. Purdue ... tallied five tackles and two TFLs at Virginia ... posted fives stops and first career fumble recovery vs. the Nittany Lions ... clinched the Western Michigan game with first career fumble recovery ... eight-time IU special teams player of the week and a member of the team's One-Play Warrior Club (special teams players of the year).

    2008 (Junior): Played in all 12 games at linebacker and on special teams ... finished the year with 28 tackles, 18 solo, two pass breakups and a half-sack ... made five tackles and broke up a pass against Wisconsin ... collected five tackles, four solo, vs. Murray State ... recorded three tackles, including his first career half-sack, at Minnesota ... added four tackles against Iowa and at Illinois ... two-time IU special teams player of the week.

    2007 (Sophomore): Tallied 37 tackles and appeared in all 13 games after moving from running back to linebacker in spring practice ... received the first start of his career in the Insight Bowl against Oklahoma State and collected five solo tackles ... recorded 24 solo stops, two tackles for loss and one pass breakup on the year ... made three tackles, one for loss, against Indiana State in his defensive debut ... posted three tackles, two solo, at Iowa ... dragged down three Golden Gophers and broke up a pass against Minnesota ... made four tackles at Michigan State ... set a career high with six tackles, one for loss, against Ball State.

    2006 (Freshman): Appeared in six games at running back ... totaled three carries for 15 yards at Minnesota ... made his collegiate debut vs. Wisconsin.

    2005: Redshirted the 2005 season.

    Prep/Personal: Rushed for 1,886 yards and 26 touchdowns en route to all-state honors as a senior for head coach Tommy Buzzo at Liberty High School ... set single-season rushing yardage and touchdown marks as a senior ... also a member of the National Honor Society ... parents are Eugene and Tina Carrington ... Justin Gabriel Carrington was born on Jan. 30, 1987.

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