Photos from Army football practice on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
About Carlton: Served as field goal and extra point man in each of the past two seasons ... chosen to Phil Steele's College Football Preview All-Independent Second Team each of the last two seasons .... named to second-team preseason All-Independent by the same publication in 2011 ... ranks seventh on Army single-season scoring list with 86 points in 2010 ... tied single season Army record for field goals with 18 in 2009 ... tied for third on that list with 15 field goals in 2010 ... ranks fifth on single-season PAT ledger with 41 in 2010 ... sits third on Army all-time field goals list with 33 ... owns fifth-best career field goal percentage in Army history (.717) ... tied for 10th on career extra point list with 54 ... on the verge of cracking Army's all-time top 10 in scoring ... two-time letterman.
2010: Led team with 86 points ... Successful on 41 of his 42 PAT attempts ... blocked extra point versus SMU was first career miss (54 straight) ... 15-for-22 on field goals ... made his final 11 field goal tries after 4-for-11 start ... hit eight of his 13 tries from beyond 40 yards, including eight of the 11 attempts between 40-49 yards ... kicked a career-best six PAT's and a field goal at Kent State ... field goal from 49 yards was a season-long on lone attempt ... tied his career-best with three field goals against Air Force ... successful from 40, 41 and 46 yards opposite the Falcons ... kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime versus Rutgers
2009: Excelled in first year as Black Knights' primary placekicker ... gained duties following season-opening win at Eastern Michigan ... fashioned one of most consistent seasons by any placekicker in Army history ... hit on 18 of 24 field goal attempts for season ... equaled single season Academy record for field goals originally established by J. Parker in 1996 ... drilled all 13 extra point tries ... closed season ranked tied for 10th nationally in field goals per game, averaging 1.64 treys per contest ... drilled career-long field goal of 51 yards ... blasted six field goals measuring at least 40 yards ... enjoyed finest day of season to help lead Army to overtime defeat of Southeastern Conference rival Vanderbilt ... drilled three field goals in that contest, including game-winning 42-yarder in overtime ... hit career-long 51-yard field goal in second quarter versus Commodores ... finished game with career-best 10 points ... equaled that total during three-field goal performances versus Tulane and VMI ... converted 2 of 3 field goal attempts during collegiate debut versus Duke.
2008: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Two-time all-state placekicker at Newark High in Newark, Del. ... played for head coach Butch Simpson ... named to third team all-state squad as a junior, first team during senior showing ... four-time academic all-state selection ... earned three first team all-conference certificates ... established single game school record with four field goals made ... also set new school standard for longest field goal made ... connected from 47 yards out on three different occasions ... four-time letterwinner ... started all 45 games of high school career ... hit on 8 of 13 field goal attempts during senior season ... drilled 31 of 33 extra point tries that year ... averaged 38.5 yards per kick while doubling as team's punter ... drilled 23 touchbacks as kickoff specialist during final year.
Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1990 ... given name is Alexander Nathaniel Carlton ... father's name is Bruce Carlton ... mother's name is Linda Jones ... stepfather's name is Tom Jones ... stepmother's name is Tina Carlton ... maternal grandfather, Richard Brackin, served in U.S. Navy ... booted Blue-Gold All-Star Game record 49-yard field goal following senior year ... kick broke previous game record of 41 yards set by his brother, Chris ... majoring in Civil Engineering.