Carlos Cave - 2013
LB 5-10 223 Sr.
Macon, Ga. (Macon-Westside)
JUNIOR (2012): Intelligent player with tremendous knowledge of the defensive scheme… Will add depth to talented linebacker group and see action on special teams… Played in eight games and earned third letter… Credited with five tackles in Blue-White spring game… Recorded first career sack against Howard, dragging Bison QB down eight yards behind line of scrimmage… Tallied three solo tackles and had an assist on another in that game… Had career-best two pass breakups in season opener vs. Jacksonville along with a solo tackle against Dolphins… Recognized for academic excellence as a member of the University’s Dean’s List for Spring 2013 with a 3.63 grade point average… Included in the list of 41 Eagle Football student-athletes who posted GPAs of 3.0 or above with a 3.31 for Fall 2012… Named to Georgia Southern Athletics Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 or better grade point average for the spring and fall 2012 semesters.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in the first eight games of the season with four starts before suffering a season-ending injury... Tallied 18 stops on defense with a pair of tackles for loss... Made three stops including one for a six yard loss in the season opener at Samford (9-3)... Also made three tackles at Elon (10-1)... Tallied a season-high four tackles twice first against Furman (10-15) and again at Appalachian State (10-29).
FRESHMAN (2010): First collegiate tackle pulled down SSU quarterback for a one-yard loss... Posted three assisted tackles at Navy... Blocked punt at Coastal Carolina to position the Eagles at the Chant five-yard line and eventual TD for 10-0 Eagle lead... Finished the season in the top 10 in tackles with 33.... Made first start vs. Elon and had a then-career-best seven tackles... Registered a career-best 10 tackles in starting role in playoff game at Delaware...Played in all 15 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region pick at inside linebacker as a senior following first-team All-Region selection at outside linebacker as a junior... Recorded 85 tackles and six sacks as a senior for the Seminoles... Also had one fumble recovery and one interception, scoring touchdowns on each... Played for Coach Sheddrick Risper... Named All-Region, All-County, and All-State... voted by team as “Spirit of the Defense” as a senior... As a junior, recorded 112 tackles and four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown... Won team’s Most Improved Award as a junior... Selected as lineman of the week vs. Jones County in 2008 with two interceptions, including one a touchdown... Two-year letterwinner in football... Also lettered in track and field with participation in the 110 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles, as well as a member of the 4x100 relay team.
PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1992 in Brooklyn, N.Y... Full name is Carlos Ricardo Cave, Jr... Son of Renita Tate... Influenced greatly by his family because “they pushed him to become one of the best”... Favorite Georgia Southern Tradition is the pre-game chant.
MAJOR: Sport Management.