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John Carlson
TE #89
Height:
6-5
Weight:
248
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
St. Cloud, MN
Experience:
6
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 81 193 2,071 10.7 25.6 42 14 26 1 106 0
2014 ARI 7 16 165 10.3 23.6 32 0 2 0 8 0
2013 MIN 13 32 344 10.8 26.5 30 1 5 0 19 0
2012 MIN 14 8 43 5.4 3.1 14 0 0 0 4 0
2010 SEA 15 31 318 10.3 21.2 37 1 4 0 12 0
2009 SEA 16 51 574 11.3 35.9 42 7 5 1 27 0
2008 SEA 16 55 627 11.4 39.2 33 5 10 0 36 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 81 2 13 6.5 12 0 0 0 0 1
2014 ARI 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 13 2 13 6.5 12 0 0 0 0 1
2012 MIN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 15 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2009 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 81 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ARI 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 16 7 7 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 81 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 13 1 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 MIN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 SEA 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2008 SEA 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (16/9-Sea), 2009 (16/16, 2/0-Sea), 2010 (15/13-Sea), 2011 (IR-Sea), 2012 (14/6, 1/0-Minn). Total- 61/44, 3/0 (14/6, 1/0-Minn; 47/38, 2/0-Sea).

  • • Native Minnesotan returned to his home state team as a free agent for the 2012 season.
  • • Seattle’s Man of the Year for his community outreach in 2011.

OFF THE FIELD Became involved with Medical Teams International during 2013 offseason, a program that is providing mobile dental unit service to patients in need throughout Minnesota...Active with youth and education initiatives, a cause close to him as both his parents are teachers...Grew up in Litchfield, MN in the west central part of the state...Played on state championship basketball teams twice during prep career at Litchfield where he was teammates with his brother, Alex, and coached by his father, John...Mother, Bette Jo, and father were student-athletes at St. Cloud State...Brother, Alex, was an All-Region basketball player at SCSU...Roomed with Vikings C John Sullivan during their senior year at Notre Dame...Walked on with Irish basketball team, scoring 2 points as a freshman with a pair of free throws against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden...Earned degree in history from ND, playing his final season in 2007 as a graduate student...He and wife, Danielle, have 2 children...Danielle was a ND volleyball captain during her playing career.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (16/9-Sea), 2009 (16/16, 2/0-Sea), 2010 (15/13-Sea), 2011 (IR-Sea), 2012 (14/6, 1/0-Minn). Total- 61/44, 3/0 (14/6, 1/0-Minn; 47/38, 2/0-Sea).

  • • Native Minnesotan returned to his home state team as a free agent for the 2012 season.
  • • Seattle’s Man of the Year for his community outreach in 2011.

OFF THE FIELD Became involved with Medical Teams International during 2013 offseason, a program that is providing mobile dental unit service to patients in need throughout Minnesota...Active with youth and education initiatives, a cause close to him as both his parents are teachers...Grew up in Litchfield, MN in the west central part of the state...Played on state championship basketball teams twice during prep career at Litchfield where he was teammates with his brother, Alex, and coached by his father, John...Mother, Bette Jo, and father were student-athletes at St. Cloud State...Brother, Alex, was an All-Region basketball player at SCSU...Roomed with Vikings C John Sullivan during their senior year at Notre Dame...Walked on with Irish basketball team, scoring 2 points as a freshman with a pair of free throws against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden...Earned degree in history from ND, playing his final season in 2007 as a graduate student...He and wife, Danielle, have 2 children...Danielle was a ND volleyball captain during her playing career.

HONORS Selected Seahawks Man of the Year in 2011...Named to Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team in 2008.

PRO Joins Vikings as a free agent after 4 seasons with Seattle...Enjoyed record-setting seasons with Seahawks, establishing top 2 seasons for catches by a TE with 55 as a rookie and 51 in 2009...Set Seahawks record for TDs in a season by a TE with 7 in 2009 and the top 2 single-season yardage marks by a TE with 627 as a rookie and 574 in 2009...Earned All-Rookie honors in 2008...Has only been held without a catch in 4 of the 47 games he has played in...Selected as the TE on Seahawks 35th Anniversary team as voted by readers on Seahawks.com in spring 2011...Led Seattle in catches, yards and TDs as a rookie, only the 4th time a rookie TE led his team in all 3 areas, joining Mike Ditka (1961), Bob Trumpy (1968) and Keith Jackson (1988).

2012 Saw time in 14 regular season games and the Wild Card playoff matchup at Green Bay with 6 starts...Had season-best 3 catches at St. Louis (12/16)...Had a catch in 3 straight games- at Detroit (9/30), vs. Tennessee (10/7) and at Washington (10/14).

2011 Named Seahawks Man of the Year for his community outreach efforts...Selected by readers of Seahawks.com as the TE on the club’s 35th Anniversary Team...Suffered shoulder injury during preseason and was placed on injured reserve for the season before preseason schedule was over.

2010 Started 13 of the 15 games he played...Saw action in a pair of playoff games...Seattle won the NFC West with a 7-9 record, the 1st team to win a Division title with a sub-.500 record...Topped defending Super Bowl champions New Orleans in Wild Card game at Seattle...Caught a pair of TD passes in playoff game vs. New Orleans (1/8/11)...Advanced to NFC Divisional Round, losing at Chicago.

2009 Started all 16 games...Scored career-best 7 TDs, a record for Seattle TEs...His 51 catches and 574 receiving yards rank 2nd only to his own 2008 totals in club history among TEs...Caught pair of TDs vs. St. Louis (9/13) in the regular season opener.

2008 Had immediate impact on Seattle with franchise-records for a TE with 55 catches and 627 yards with 5 scores...Earned All-Rookie  honors from Pro Football Weekly...Became only the 4th rookie TE in NFL history to lead his franchise in all 3 receiving categories...Snared 1st career 100+ yard day with 105 yards at Dallas (11/27) on 6 catches...Started 9 of the 16 games he played...

COLLEGE Served as ND captain as a senior...Ended collegiate career with 100 catches, 8 TDs and 1,093 yards...One of the top TEs in Notre Dame history...Finalist for Mackey Award as a junior.

PREP Standout in football, basketball and tennis at Litchfield High...Helped team to state titles in basketball twice during his career...Earned football All-State honors twice...Coached in basketball and tennis by his father, John...Played in state basketball all-star game.