Tra Carson

Tra Carson (born October 24, 1992) is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Tra Carson
No. 32 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:October 24, 1992 (age 26)
Texarkana, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Liberty-Eylau
(Texarkana, Texas)
College:Texas A&M
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

College career

Carson played three seasons for Texas A&M (2013–15) after beginning his career at Oregon (2011). He saw action in 36 games for A&M, logging 19 rushing touchdowns and 2,075 rushing yards, with 4.8 average yards per carry in 2016. He also had 41 receptions for 299 yards and one touchdown for the Aggies. He rushed for 1,165 yards (4.8 average) and seven touchdowns in 2015 being the first Aggie running back to rush for 1,000 yards in the SEC, and added 29 receptions for 183 yards and one touchdown. He capped his 2014 season with 133-yard rushing performance in the Liberty Bowl win over West Virginia. Carson sat out the 2012 season on account the NCAA transfer rules, after playing in 10 games for Oregon in 2011. He majored in recreation, parks, and tourism sciences at Texas A&M.[1]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Carson was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in April 30, 2016.[2] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Bengals and was signed to their practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was promoted to the active roster on December 30, 2016.[5]

On September 2, 2017, Carson was placed on injured reserve.[6]

On September 19, 2018, Carson was waived/injured by the Bengals after suffering a hamstring injury in practice and was placed on injured reserve.[7] He was released on September 28, 2018.

Green Bay Packers

Carson was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad on October 9, 2018.[8] On October 31, 2018, he was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2018 with a ribs injury.[10]


  1. ^ "Player Roster". May 6, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Toback, Rebecca (April 30, 2016). "Cincinnati Bengals 2016 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 3, 2016). "Bengals announce roster cuts: No surprises among Bengals' 53-man roster cutdown". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 4, 2016). "Bengals 2016 practice squad: 9 players make initial practice squad". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Marcum, Jason (December 30, 2016). "Cedric Ogbuehi sent to I.R. with shoulder injury; Tra Carson signed from practice squad". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 2, 2017). "NFL roster cuts 2017: Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster".
  7. ^ "Bengals sign Thomas Rawls and waive Tra Carson". September 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Packers sign RB Tra Carson, WR Keon Hatcher to practice squad". October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Packers sign RB Tra Carson to active roster; RB Lavon Coleman to practice squad". October 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers claim two defensive players off waivers; place King, Carson on injured reserve". December 5, 2018.
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