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Carl Salazar
29   Carl Salazar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow

Last College:
Air Force Academy

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 172

Position:
Place-Kicker

Experience:
1L


08/26/2013

INSIDE TULSA FOOTBALL: SPECIAL TEAMS

Talent, competition at kicking positions has Hurricane confident entering season

Tulsa --A returning letterwinner . . . came to Tulsa from the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2012 . . . did not play football at OU . . . played football at the Air Force Academy, but did not letter . . .

2013 - Played in all 12 games . . . handled field goals and PATs . . . converted 16-of-19 field goals and 25-of-26 PATs . . . was a perfect 8-of-8 from inside the 30-yard line . . . ranked 27th in the nation in field goals . . . scored 73 points to rank second on the team . . . converted 11 straight field goals after missing his first two career field goal attempts in the season opener at Bowling Green . . . a week after Bowling Green, he connected on 3-of-3 field goals against Colorado State, including a 34-yarder as time expired to give Tulsa the victory . . . made 2-of-2 field goals including a season-long 38-yarder against UTEP . . . knocked through a season-high 4-of-4 field goals against Rice with a long of 37 yards . . .

2012 - Did not see action . . .

Overall - Had a solid spring . . . a self-motivated player . . . has increased his range on field goals . . . a hard worker . . . has become stronger and more flexible . . . pays attention to detail in his kicking.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at Broken Arrow High School . . . handled the kicking duties for the Tigers . . . connected on 22-of-26 field goals and 109-of-111 PATs throughout his career . . . converted 13-of-15 field goals as a senior . . . earned Tulsa World all-metro honors his senior season . . . also lettered four years in soccer . . . was an OHSSA Coaches first-team all-state selection in 2010 . . . high school coach was Steve Spavital.

Personal -- Favorite movie is Friday Night Lights . . . his favorite TV show is "King of Queens" . . . his favorite professional sports team is the San Antonio Spurs . . . favorite book is Requiem for a Dream . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be that of King Leonidas in the movie 300 . . . has two sisters . . . his older sister, Sarah, played soccer at UCLA and Kansas . . . parents are Ken and Brenda Salazar . . . majoring in petroleum engineering . . . born September 30, 1991.