August 28, 2009

David Carter embraces change

It's no secret that the Bruin have depth issues at defensive tackle. That is why the successful move from defensive end, to defensive tackle, by junior David Carter, is so very important to UCLA's success. Carter took the challenge head on and dedicated himself in the offseason by gaining strength and weight put on by muscle.

Carter talked to and talked about his hard work and his goal of helping the team. David you have really picked up this camp. Can you talk about what you did this offseason to prepare for camp and the coming season?

Carter: "This offseason, I basically put on some weight. Last season while playing defensive end, I weighed 260 and this year I put on about 40 pounds. I tried to put on as much muscle as I could and most of it was. I was lifting here with the team and then going home and lifting some more. I also eat and slept as much as I can. I just tried to do as much as I possibly could to get my body perfect to be a good defensive tackle or nose tackle for the team and help out as much as I possibly can.

"It was basically working a lot with the team and trying my best to some individual work. While everyone else was sleeping, I was trying to get in that extra work."

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