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Richard Carthon
Richard  Carthon


Shreveport, La.

High School:
C.E. Byrd

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 197




Legal Studies


Defense Lifts Football To 12-3 American Win Over UConn

Green Wave tally 4.0 sacks among 10.0 tackles for loss, three turnovers and a safety in the victory


Morning Scrimmage Highlights Day 6 Of Football Camp

Green Wave quarterbacks combine to complete 10-of-13 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns


Notes following Tulane's 45-10 loss at Tulsa


Notes Following Football's 24-12 Season-Opening Loss To Rutgers


Tulane vs. Temple - Dec. 6, 2014 - Yulman Stadium

Tulane vs. Temple - Dec. 6, 2014 - Yulman Stadium Senior Day

Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 12 tackles (8 solo, 4 assist) while returning nine kickoffs for 183 yards (20.3 avg) for his career...played in 23 games...also a two-year letterman in baseball where he has started 101-of-108 games, hit .261 (99-of-379) and compiled a .330 slugging percentage on the strength of 13 doubles, five triples and a home run while tallying 56 runs scored, 22 stolen bases, eight sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies...will continue to battle for time in the defensive backfield and play a key role on special teams.

2013: Saw action in 11 games as a sophomore...the bulk of his action came as a special teams where he paced the squad with six combined tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) on kickoff and punt coverage...posted a career-high two tackles (both solo) vs Tulsa (10/26)...added single-tackle efforts at Louisiana Tech (9/12), at ULM (9/28) and at FAU (11/2)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

2012: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman...played primarily on special teams, finishing second on the team in kickoff returns (9) and kick return yards (183) while posting six tackles...posted a career-high three kick returns for 59 yards vs Rice (11/3)...had a career-long 30-yard return at Memphis (11/10)...posted solo tackles vs Rutgers (9/1), at Tulsa (9/8), vs Ole Miss (9/22), vs ULM (9/29) and vs Rice (11/3), and an assisted stop at UTEP (10/20)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List, while claiming C-USA Academic Medal honors for posting a 3.694 GPA.

High School: Four-year letterman at C.E. Byrd High as a quarterback, running back and safety for coach Mike Suggs...finished prep career No. 3 in Byrd history in scoring and seventh in rushing yards...helped lead the Yellowjackets toa 12-1 overall record and a state semifinalist showing in 2011...as a senior, named Metro Player of the Year by the Shreveport Times and claimed District MVP honors after completing 42-of-72 passes for 802 yards and 10 touchdowns whiel rushing 150 times for 1,316 yards and 26 scores...ran for a career-high 177 yards and a touchdown in opening-round playoff win over West Jeff in 2011...also earned four letters in baseball where he helped the Yellowjackets to four consecutive playoff appearances - including a pair of state semifinalist finishes - and was selected to play in the Perfect Game All-America contest...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Principal's Honor Roll while serving as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, vice president of the Key Club and Senior Class President.

Personal: Born Richard Donovan Carthon on Oct. 13, 1993, in Shreveport, La...son of Rickey and Lisa Carthon...has one sister, Clarice...majoring in legal studies.

Carthon's Career Defensive Statistics

2012 12-0 5-1-6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2013 11-0 3-3-6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
Career 23-0 8-4-12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

Carthon's Career Return Statistics

Year GP-GS PR Yds Avg. TD Long KOR Yds Avg. TD Long
2012 12-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9 183 20.3 0 30
2013 11-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 23-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9 183 20.3 0 30