Switching to No. 78 as a senior to honor two-time Academic All-American and first-round NFL draft pick Richard Chapman...Has started 24 of last 25 at guard games after finding a home on the offensive line.
Second-team, All C-USA selection...Has started all 12 games this year and has a streak of 19 consecutive starts.
Started 13 of 14 games as a junior, missing the New Mexico State game.
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 dictated a move to guard... Missed opener vs. UCLA with an injury 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, Va. prior to his junior year.
Full Name: Nico Riem Carlson... Born: December 11, 1991 at The Azores... Parents: Lee and Lori Wyre, Katy (two brothers, three sisters)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Will Rice.