Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Bo Jackson
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gavin Downs
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Jarrod Parker
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Ray Lewis
In His MP3 Player: Usher
Last Concert He Attended: Blake Shelton
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Basketball & Football
Another Sport He Enjoys: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Mollenkopf
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: Washington, D.C.
Country He'd Like to Visit: Venezuela
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Locker Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Rebecca Trax, Accounting
Furry Friend: Mattie, Cocker Spaniel-Poodle Mix
Other Hobbies/Interests: Painting & Drawing
2014 Redshirted during his first year at Purdue as a transfer from Austin Peay.
Previous College Carlson played his first two seasons at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tenn.... helped APSU win the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title as well as two tournament titles... played in 41 games, making 21 starts, as a sophomore... started all four games of the 2013 NCAA Regional in Bloomington at second base... batted .235 with 11 RBI and 18 runs scored... appeared in eight games, starting twice, in 2012 before an injury in April ended his season... batted .364 with an RBI.
High School Under head coach Brian Blondell at Riley High School in South Bend, batted .411 as a senior with seven home runs and 22 RBI... was a First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference selection... was a 2011 Rawlings Preseason All-Central Region Honorable mention selection... ranked No.10 among Indiana players by Prep Baseball Report... as a junior batted .321 with 15 RBI with eight stolen bases... named to the 2010 and 2011 Under Armour Preseason All-America squads ... a 2010 Underclass Honorable Mention All-America selection by Perfect Game USA.
Personal Full name is Brett Richard Carlson... born in South Bend, Ind.... parents are Richard Carlson and Lori Linville... also has an older sister Kelli... majoring in accounting and finance.