UND Roster

2015-16 Football Roster

#3 Amir Carlisle

Wide Receiver

Height 5'10''
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Santa Clara, CA
High School King's Academy


Points scored: 12, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014

Touchdowns: 2, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014

Rush attempts: 12, at Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013

Rush yards: 68, Temple, Aug. 31, 2013 (7 carries)

Long rush: 45, Temple, Aug. 31, 2013

Receptions: 7, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014

Receiving yards: 92, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014 (3 receptions) Receiving TDs: 2, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014

Long reception: 35, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014

Total offense attempts: 12, at Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013 (12 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 68, Temple, Aug. 31, 2013 (68 rush, 0 pass) All-purpose yards: 194, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014

Punt returns: 1, at Air Force, Oct. 26, 2013

Kick returns: 6, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014; Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 Kick return yards: 151, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (6 returns)

Long kick return: 47, vs. Purdue, Sept. 13, 2014

SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in 12 games and started six (Rice, Michigan, Purdue, No.11 Arizona State, Louisville and USC) … all six starts came as the Irish slot receiver … thirdmoststarts of any wide receiver on the team … recorded 23 receptions for 309 yards andthree TDs … sixth on the Irish in receiving yards (309), fifth in receiving yards per game (25.8)and sixth in receptions (23) … registered three receptions of at least 30 yards and eightcatches of at least 20 yards … 13 of his 23 receptions went for a first down or touchdown …five of his seven third-down receptions went for a first down or touchdown … primary kickreturner for Notre Dame … registered 35 kickoff returns for 761 yards, including a season-best47-yard return vs. Purdue … made his first career start at wide receiver in the season-openingvictory over Rice (Aug. 30) … hauled in two passes for 54 yards, including a then career-best32-yard grab, against the Owls … added a pair of kickoff returns for 49 yards and registereda then career-best 36-yard kick return … started in the slot in the rout of Michigan (Sept. 6)… caught a career-best seven passes for 61 yards and two TDs (the first two TDs of his Irishcareer) … first TD, a one-yard grab, gave the Irish a 14-0 second-quarter lead … took a slipscreenpass 12 yards for a TD that extended Notre Dame’s lead to 28-0 … registered a pairof receptions for two yards and added two kickoff returns for 57 yards, including a career-best47-yard return on the opening kickoff, in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) … did notplay in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) due to an injury … return to the field againstNo. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) and helped the Irish to a 17-14 victory … made two catches for 34yards, including a 26-yard grab … had 100 all-purpose yards in the win over North Carolina(Oct. 11) … ran the ball three times for 19 yards, caught a 21-yard pass and returned fourkickoffs for 60 yards against the Tar Heels … caught two passes for nine yards at No. 2 FloridaState (Oct. 18) … also had a carry for minus-one yard and an 18-yard kickoff return againstthe Seminoles … did not catch a pass but did rush for five yards in the 49-39 victory over Navy(Nov. 1) … added 67 kickoff return yards on three attempts, including a 30-yard return …registered three catches for a career-best 92 yards, including a career-best 35-yard grab, atNo. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) … added 102 yards on four kickoff returns vs. the Sun Devils …recorded a career-best 194 all-purpose yards against Arizona State … did not catch a passbut collected a 16-yard rush and registered 122 kickoff-return yards (on six kickoff returns) vs.Northwestern (Nov. 15) … went second straight game without a reception vs. Louisville (Nov.22), but added 151 yards on six kickoff returns, including a 36-yard return … hauled in a14-yard pass and returned four kickoffs for 71 yards at USC (Nov. 29) … collected three receptionsfor 22 yards in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) … added a pair ofkickoff returns for 48 yards and a seven-yard run against the Tigers.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Appeared in all 13 contests, making four starts … started at tailbackagainst Temple (Aug. 31), Purdue (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and Pittsburgh (Nov.9) … carried the ball 47 times for 204 yards … averaged 4.3 yards per carry … caught sevenpasses for 30 yards … had a punt return for no gain … recorded three kickoff returns for 81yards, including a 35-yard return (all came against Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl onDec. 28) … had single carries against Rutgers (Dec. 28), at Stanford (Nov. 30) and at Pittsburgh(Nov. 9) … carried three times for 12 yards against USC (Oct. 19) and three times for threeyards at Air Force (Oct. 26) … gained eight yards on a pair of rushes against Arizona State(Oct. 5) … ran three times for nine and 13 yards, respectively, against Michigan State (Sept.21) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … had 11 carries at Purdue (Sept. 14) along with a career-highthree receptions for 16 yards … ran a career-high 12 times for a career-high 64 yards atMichigan (Sept. 7), while also catching a pair of passes for nine yards, giving him 73 yards oftotal offense … picked up 73 yards of total offense in the season opener against Temple (Aug.31), rushing seven times for 68 yards and gaining five more yards on a pair or receptions.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Missed the season due to an injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Attended USC and played in eight games for the Trojans …recorded 19 rushes for 118 yards (6.2 avg.) and seven receptions for 41 yards with one TD …rushed twice for 14 yards and caught two passes for minus-one yard against Arizona State …caught one pass for eight yards vs. Stanford … gained 90 yards on 10 carries at Colorado andregistered two receptions for 31 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass from Matt Barkley …rushed seven times for 14 yards against Washington and gained one yard on one receptionvs. the Huskies … recorded one reception for two yards at Oregon.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: His 2010 honors included Parade All-America,SuperPrep All-America, PrepStar All-America, Under Armour All-America, ESPNU 150, Rivals100, PrepStar Dream Team, SuperPrep All-Farwest, PrepStar All-West, Orange CountyRegister Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team,Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, SectionSports.com All-Central Coast second team and PaloAlto Daily News Offensive Player of the Year as a senior running back at King’s Academy inSunnyvale, California … ran for 2,110 yards (10.0 average per carry) and 28 TDs in 2010, andalso caught 12 passes for 231 yards (19.3 avg.) with 3 TDs … as a junior in 2009, made Cal-HiSports All-State Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, MaxPreps All-State Division III second team and San Jose Mercury News All-County … ran for2,037 yards on 187 carries (10.9 avg.) with 29 TDs and caught 11 passes for 182 yards (16.5avg.) in 2009, and returned kicks and punts … as a sophomore in 2008, made Cal-Hi SportsAll-State Small Schools second team and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore while runningfor 961 yards with 14 TDs … in career, rushed for 5,108 yards (11.0 average per carry) with73 TDs and had 26 100-yard performances (in 28 games) … father, Duane, ran track atMaryland and then was a strength and conditioning coach/speed and performance coachwith numerous high school, college and pro teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, TampaBay Devil Rays, Penn State, Philadelphia Charge (women’s pro soccer), New Jersey Pride (prolacrosse), San Francisco 49ers (2005-10) and, currently, Purdue (2011-) … son of Duane andShereese Carlisle … graduated May, 2015, with a degree in information technology managementfrom the Mendoza College of Business.

Year G-GS Rec Yds TD Long Avg
2011* 8-0 19 118 6.2 0 26
2012 Did Not Play – Injured
2013 13-4 7 30 0 7 2.3
2014 12-6 23 309 3 35 25.8
Total (ND stats only) 25-10 30 339 3 42 13.6
Year ATT Yds TD Long Avg
2012 Did Not Play – Injured
2013 47 204 0 445 15.7
2014 7 46 0 16 3.8
Total 54 250 0 45 10.0