Practices to be Televised on Thursday on ESPNU
College All-Star Games Begin this Week
No. 25 UCLA heads to Berkeley on Saturday for 7 pm Game
The Bruins return 44 letterwinners from the 2011 campaign.
Athletics hosted the first-ever student-athlete graduation ceremony.
UCLA - Donovan became a consistent force along the Bruin defensive front in 2011 and 2012 ... Made the move from linebacker to tackle in 2010 ... Used his experience to work his way up in the defensive line rotation.
2012 - Saw action in 13 games along the defensive front ... Credited with 13 tackles on the year ... Had a season-best three tackles in the win over Utah ... Made two tackles, each, in games vs. Arizona State, Stanford and Baylor ... Selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Bowl Game.
2011 - Saw action in all 14 games with one start ... Ranked second among the defensive linemen with 36 tackles ... Had two tackles in the opener at Houston ... Made three tackles against Texas ... Had five stops at Stanford ... Recorded a career-best six tackles in start against Washington State ... Made four tackles at Arizona ... One tackle against Cal and had a fumble recovery ... Three stops against Arizona State ... Had five tackles at Utah and a tackle for loss ... One tackle vs. Colorado ... One tackle, 0.5 for loss, at USC ... Three stops at Oregon.
2010 - Saw action in 11 games ... Made two tackles in the opener at Kansas State ... Had two stops at Texas ... One tackle in the win over Washington State ... Credited with two tackles at Oregon ... One stop at Arizona State.
2009 - Saw action in four games (San Diego St., at Tennessee, Cal, at Arizona) as a reserve linebacker and special teams performer.
2008 - Did not see game action in his first season in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Birmingham HS in Lake Balboa, CA for coach Ed Croson ... Played linebacker, fullback and tight end ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Earned three stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 19 inside linebacker nationally from rivals.com ... Rated No. 1 strongside linebacker in the West by scout.com ... Named All-State second-team by Cal-Hi Sports ... Chosen to L.A. Daily News All-Area team at linebacker ... Helped lead his high school team to a 13-1 record and a second-straight City championship as a senior ... Made 81 solo and 51 assisted tackles as a senior ... Credited with 6.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery ... As a junior, he recorded 90 solo and 38 assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks and one interception ... Named team's Defensive Player of the Year after his senior and junior seasons.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Donovan William Carter ... Born: August 12, 1989 in Washington, D.C. ... Parents: Donovan Carter, Diane Carter, Ella Brown ... Has one sister, Brandy ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning back-to-back City titles and appearing on national television ... Hobbies include spending time with friends ... History major.
Tackles: 6 vs. Washington State, 2011
Tackle for loss: 1.0 multiple times, last at Utah, 2011