WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Former Winston-Salem State University linebacker Carlos Fields was recognized for one of the best defensive careers in the decade when he was named to the D2Football.com All-Decade Team, Tuesday morning. The team is comprised of student-athletes who have completed their eligibility prior to the 2020 season and has been named to the D2Football.com All-America Team.
From 2010 to 2013, Fields was a part of the one of the most successful eras in the history of Rams football. During that span, the Rams went 45-6 with three Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championships, two NCAA Division II Super Region 1 championships, and a trip to the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship, the 2011 NCAA Division II National Semifinals, and the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Playoffs. One of the key components of the teams' successes was the Rams' stellar defensive unit which was led by Fields.
Individually, Fields had a tremendous career. He finished his career with 321 total tackles (183 solo) and 34.5 tackles for a loss, including eight total sacks. As impressive as he was in making stops, he was equally impressive in pass defense as he totaled six interceptions with 28 pass breakups. During his career, Fields, was a highly decorated player. He was a three-time All-CIAA selection. He earned his spot on the D2Football.com All-America Team in 2013. He was also a selection to the 2013 Don Hansen All-Super Region One team and Beyond Sports Network All-American as well.
Following his collegiate career at Winston-Salem State University, Fields, spent four seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was on the practice squads of several teams and made appearances on the field for the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.
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