|Hometown:||Harbor City, Calif. - Serra|
WINSTON'S WSU CAREER
WSU CAREER: Appeared in 41 games, made 18 starts...rushed 272 times for 954 yards and nine touchdowns...also made 37 receptions for 220 yards.
SENIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making nine starts...rushed 85 times for a team-high 280 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns, also a team best...also caught 14 passes for 84 yards...returned two kicks for 42 yards...had 12 carries for 67 yards and a one-yard touchdown against Eastern Washington, also had a season-long 27-yard run...rushed 12 times for 58 yards at UNLV...had a 24-yard kickoff return against Colorado...had a two-yard rushing touchdown against No. 2 Oregon...rushed three times for 22 yards at No. 14 Oregon State...had three catches for 30 yards against California...rushed 12 times for 27 yards and three touchdowns (1, 2, 1) in the Apple Cup victory, also caught two passes for 23 yards...first time a WSU player had three rushing touchdowns in an Apple Cup since 1992...present WSU's Randal Simmons Coaches Award following the season.
JUNIOR (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games and making seven starts...posted a team-high 123 carries for 442 yards and four touchdowns...had 11 catches for 88 yards...had eight carries for 42 yards and a 17-yard reception against Idaho State...had nine carries for 32 yards against UNLV...earned WSU Offensive Player of the Week honors after making 10 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown along with four catches for 35 yards at Colorado...served as a team captain, had a two-yard rushing touchdown against No. 7 Stanford...had 12 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown against Oregon State...posted career-highs of 14 carries and 69 yards at No. 7 Oregon...carried 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in the win over Arizona State...named a team captain against Utah...rushed for 20 yards in the Apple Cup.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a varsity letter after playing in nine games ...most playing time was at running back, also appeared as a kick returner...recorded 28 carries for 90 yards...had four receptions for 26 yards...made five kick returns for 96 yards, averaging 19.2 yards per return...had season-high nine carries for 18 yards and had one catch for 14 yards at SMU...had one kick return at UCLA and against Oregon...had three kick returns against Oregon...rushed for season-high 31 yards on six carries at Stanford.
FRESHMAN (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in eight games...one of six true freshmen to appear in a game...ranked fourth on the team in both carries (36) and yards (142)...caught eight passes for 22 yards...season-high nine carries against Arizona...season-high 56 yards against Oregon in his debut game with the Cougars...reserve running back also returned 15 kickoffs for a 15-yard average...long return of 24 yards against both Oregon and Arizona State.
WINSTON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain for head coach Scott Altenberg...SOPHOMORE year named Serra High's Rookie of the Year...garnered first-team All-Del Rey League honors...JUNIOR year named league's most valuable player...garnered first-team all-area and first-team all-league honors...named All-CIF...SENIOR year named second-team California Division 3 All-State by MaxPreps...named All-CIF...first-team all-area and first-team All-Del Rey League...led team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Northwest Division of the Southern Section...gained 1,630 yards on 217 carries...had 26 total touchdowns...completed his varsity career as Serra High's all-time rushing leader with 4,820 yards on 618 carries...also had 61 career touchdowns...was also a three-time captain for the track and field team.
Carl Winston III...father Carl, Jr. played football for New Mexico...mother Lisa...sister Carlissia...grandfather played professional football for the Cleveland Browns...plans to major in business.