2001 (SENIOR) – Will serve as a team representative for the Wildcats.
2000 (Junior) – One of season’s best surprises when he emerged from reserve player to starter at fullback... Began to see more playing time with injury to senior Johnno Lazetich... Cartwright started five of the final six games of the season, getting his first start of year against Texas Tech (10/21)... Only missed start in that stretch was when ’Cats opened with three WRs against Nebraska... Played in 12 games...
Finished fourth on team in rushing with 278 net yards on only 46 carries... His 6.0 average per carry was best among Wildcats with more than 15 rushes... Was third on team with five rushing touchdowns... His 30 points were T5th on the team in scoring... Also had five catches for 78 yards, with the longest reception a 39-yarder at Missouri (11/18)...
Career-high 51 yards on five carries at Missouri... Had career-high nine rushes for 49 yards and pair of catches vs. Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship Game (12/2)... Both his rushes vs. Ball State (9/16) were for touchdowns, a 10-yarder and a 7-yarder in third quarter... Combined for 100 rushing yards on 14 carries in final two games of regular season... Only rush for a loss (1-yard) for the regular season came in his K-State debut vs. Louisiana Tech (9/2)... Lone kick return of year came vs. Missouri.
Trinity Valley (Texas) JC - Started for two years at Trinity Valley CC in Austin... Cardinals won Southwest JuCo Conference and played in the Red River Bowl in his freshman season... Earned honorable mention all-conference in both his seasons... Coached by Scotty Conley.
Conroe HS - Started all four seasons in football at Conroe... Named Parade magazine All-American and was considered one of the top running backs in Texas in 1998... Set single-season school record with 2,060 yards as senior... Finished three-year varsity career with 5,231 rushing yards... District 15-5A Most Valuable Player as both junior and senior... Second team All-State in final two seasons... Earned first team all-district for three seasons... Had career-best 396 yards rushing vs. Tumball High and added 370-yard game vs. Sam Rayburn... Coached by Bobby Etheredge... Also lettered four times in track & field and twice in baseball.
Personal - Born Dec. 3, 1979... Parents are Calvin and Johnetta Cartwright... Majoring in education... Lists fishing as his favorite hobby.
Bowl Performances - Had four carries for 15 yards with long rush of nine yards in Wildcats’ victory over Tennessee in 2001 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl... Also had one catch for 13 yards in that game.
Career Stats - Rushing
Career highs - Rushes: 9 vs Oklahoma (12/2/00); Yards: 51 at Missouri (11/18/00); TDs: 2 vs Ball State (9/16/00); Long: 24 at Missouri (11/18/00).
Career Stats - Receiving
Career highs - Catches: 2 vs Oklahoma (12/2/00); Yards: 39 at Missouri (11/18/00); Long: 39 at Missouri (11/18/00).