Juan Carranco
Juan  Carranco


Dayton, Texas

High School:
Dayton HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185



Came out of the spring listed No. 1 on the depth chart at punter, and second at kicker.

2014 (Junior): Played in 12 games … Averaged 38.9 yards per punt on 59 punts during the season … Scored 51 points … Was 33-of-35 (.943) on extra-point attempts … Converted 6-of-8 (.750) field-goal attempts … Scored a season-high 12 points in the victory over Houston Baptist, including a 9-of-10 (.900) effort on free throws … Also connected on a season-long 43-yard field goal against the Huskies, and recorded a punt of 31 yards … Was named Southland Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against HBU … Was a perfect 9-of-9 on PATs in the win over Nicholls … Booted eight punts of 50 yards or more … Landed 13 punts inside the 20-yard line … Averaged better than 43 yards on seven punts at Abilene Christian, including a season-long 56 yarder … Was named CFPA Co-National Punter of the Week after the game against Abilene Christian.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in five games ... Utilized primarily on kickoffs ... Made his lone field goal attempt of the season (21 yards) in the season opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State ... Finished the game against OPSU with four points ... Helped LU set a single-game record for PATs in the win over OPSU ... Averaged nearly 55 yards per kickoff, including a touchback.

High School: Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state first-team as a junior and was an honorable mention selection as a senior ... Is second all-time in Texas high school history with 42 career field goals made ... Hit 21 field goals as a junior for the second best single-season total in Texas high school history ... Is fourth all-time in the state with 211 career extra points ... Has a career long field goal of 52 yards and connected on five field goals against Port Neches-Groves ... Twice named Special Teams Player of the Year in District 19-4A and was twice named First-Team All-Greater Houston.

Personal: Juan Jose Carranco was born on December 11, 1994 ... Son of Jaime and Maria Carranco ... Majoring in Business.


Cardinals upset No. 17 Cowboys, 27-24

Carranco drills game-winner with time winding down


Lamar Falls in Overtime at Central Arkansas

Reggie Begelton becomes LU all-time receptions leader


Carranco Named CFPA Co-National Punter of the Week

Lamar's punter shares national honor with Eastern Washington


2014 Fall Camp - Special Teams

Preseason All-American Kevin Johnson looks to make special teams special


Cardinals Win in Record-Setting Fashion

Aggies overwhelmed as Lamar sets seven records in the victory




The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.


Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.


Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.


Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com


Grambling vs. Lamar

Shots from the first game of the 2014 football campaign.

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