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Sometimes life throws you curve balls and if you can hit the hook chances are you are going to go far. That’s just what happened to Highlands’ defensive back, Carter New. Entering his sophomore season New was in the running for a backup role at quarterback behind Wil Bardo along with classmate Patrick Towles. Towles began to grow and when the opportunity arose he looked and played the part of greatness waiting to happen, and it did.
New’s athletic talents were not ignored by the Highlands coaching staff though. As a junior, he switched his focus to the defensive side of the ball in the Bluebirds’ secondary. He went on to become one of the area’s top pickpockets over the past two years. The senior finished the 2011 campaign with six interceptions, including 139 return yards and a pick six touchdown. In two years New intercepted 11 passes for 280 return yards and had two thefts returned for scores. He handled place kicking duties in his final campaign connecting on 60/63 extra points and three field goals while finishing the year with 75 total points.
Coaches Quote: “Carter made a great impact on our team and program. He emerged as a great tackler, coming up to stuff teams run game. He is inclined musically and even sang the national anthem before one of our games. His two field goals against Elder were the difference in our win at The Pit.” - Dale Mueller
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