Carter Coughlin
Carter  Coughlin


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220


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2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and started one • made 25 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. Game-by-Game: Made collegiate debut against Indiana State and recorded his first career tackle • made his first career start against Colorado State and tallied six tackles • saw action against Iowa • registered five tackles against Maryland • made one tackle against Rutgers and notched three tackles against Illinois • recorded one tackle against Purdue and competed against Nebraska • recorded his first career sack and had two tackles against Northwestern • had half of a sack against Wisconsin • tallied four tackles and one sack against Washington State. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Eden Prairie High School • three-year letterwinner played both on the defensive line and at linebacker for the Eagles, who ranked No. 3 in the state • compiled an 11-1 mark and a 9-0 record in conference play in 2015 • named Associated Press First Team All-State • played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the East squad • guided team to two state titles and held a 40-game winning streak • paced a defense that allowed only 16.9 points per game during senior season • as a senior, totaled 35 tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery • also added six carries for 27 yards and two touchdowns and one reception for 46 yards and a score • as a junior, forced and recovered a fumble en route to leading a defense to allow only 13.9 points per game and have a perfect 13-0 season • as a sophomore, paced the team to a 12-0 mark and the defense allowed just 12.7 points per game • coached by Mike Grant • ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports • Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports listed him as the No. 1 prospect in the state • Scout rated him as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the state and Midwest region, No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 51 overall prospect • Rivals tabbed him as the No. 8 linebacker in the country and No. 82 prospect overall • ESPN ranked him as the No. 12 inside linebacker, No. 25 overall prospect in the region and a member of the ESPN 300 • 247Sports ranked him as the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 92 overall prospect • also lettered in basketball. 

PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1997 • son of Robert and Jennie Coughlin • has two brothers (Quinn and Cullen) and two sisters (Kaiden and Callie) • father, Robert, played football for the Gophers from 1986-90 and was a two-year letterwinner • mother, Jennie (Moe), played tennis for Minnesota from 1989-92 and was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time team MVP • she is in the top-5 in program history for singles wins (92) and doubles victories (89) • grandfather, Tom Moe, lettered for the Gophers from 1957-59 and later served as interim athletic director for the Maroon and Gold for three years (1999-2002) • uncle, Mike Moe, lettered for the Gophers in the 1980s.


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