Started the last 11 games after finding a home on the offensive line.
Shook off an injury during training camp to take control of a starting spot at guard and started the last 12 games... Originally ticketed to contend for openings on the defensive line, but injuries on the offensive side dictated a move to guard... Injured during camp and was held out of the opener vs. UCLA and then moved in as the starter.
Credited with his first career tackle at Northwestern... Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve on the defensive front wall... Made his debut against Texas in the opener.
2010- Redshirted as a true freshman.
Katy Taylor High School
Unanimous all District 17-5A selection for coach Flint Risien at Katy Taylor HS... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Houston 100... Recorded 54 tackles, 10 TFL (four sacks), recovered three fumbles and forced two...Three-time NHSCA All America in wrestling and won the 2009 state heavyweight title, winning three of his four matches with pins in less than two minutes.... Finished second as a senior... Moved to Katy from Virginia Beach, Virginia prior to his junior year.
Full Name: Nico Riem Carlson... Born: December 11, 1991 The Azores... Parents: Lee and Lori Wyre, Katy (two brothers, three sisters)... Kinesiology major.