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Carson Wiggs
No. 5     Seattle Seahawks
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Grand Prairie, Texas
High School: South Grand Prairie High School
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2012−present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Carson Michael Wiggs is an American football placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Wiggs played college football at Purdue.

Early yearsEdit

Wiggs attended South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. As a senior, he was invited to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game in January 2008. He was also named honorable mention all-state and first team all-district as both punter and kicker, after averaging 37 yards per punt and making 8 of 13 field goals, while still maintaining his grades to earn honorable mention academic all-state. Wiggs made 15 of 23 field goals and 67 of 69 PAT attempts for his career.[1]


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Carson Wiggs
K
Grand Prairie, Texas South Grand Prairie High School 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) -- Jun 12,
2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10 (K)   Rivals: 11 (K), -- (TX)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:

Wiggs committed to Purdue University on June 12, 2007.[2] Wiggs wasn't heavily recruited, as he also had two other FBS scholarship offers from New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech.[3]

College careerEdit

StatisticsEdit

Source:[4]

  Kicking Punting
Season Team Made FG Att FG Pct Long Pts Att Avg Long
2008 Purdue 8 11 72.7 53 43 6 31.2 38
2009 Purdue 14 21 66.7 59 82 4 36.5 51
2010 Purdue 15 19 78.9 52 72 22 36.4 59
2011 Purdue 19 21 76 53 96 23 35 54
Totals 56 72 77.7 59 293 55 35.2 59

Professional CareerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

He was considered as one of the better kicking prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft, as he was one of the few kickers selected to participate in the NFL Combine,[5] but he was not selected during the draft. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The Seattle Seahawks have released the two kickers ahead of him during the 2013 offseason, therefore he is currently the starting kicker.[6]

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