WSSU’s Fields preparing for NFL career
(pictured above: Carlos Fields helped the Rams to record seasons.)
Fields attended the Oakland Raiders’ Rookie mini-camp in Alameda, Calif. and passed his NFL physical. He signed with the NFL team on May 16.
Fields was an integral part of the top-ranked WSSU defensive unit in 2013. He led the team with 93 tackles, including 8.5 for losses. He also had two interceptions, four pass breakups, 6 deflections and one forced fumble in leading WSSU to a 10-2 record and third straight trip to the NCAA DII Playoffs.
He was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the CIAA and was also named to several All-American teams for the second consecutive season. Coming into the 2013 season, Fields was ranked as the #1 DII linebacker in the nation. In his stellar career, Fields amassed 322 tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss yards, 6 interceptions, 23 passes broken up, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. During his time at WSSU, his team went an amazing 45-6 in four years.
The 6-2, 235-pound Fields led Northern Vance High School in Henderson to the Mid-State Conference Championship and was selected as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
He was selected to represent North Carolina in the East vs. West All-Star Game as a senior and collected more than 100 tackles his senior season. Fields was a two-sport star who was also named All-Conference in basketball. He turned down an offer from North Carolina A&T and drew recruiting interest from James Madison, before enrolling at WSSU. He is the son of Carlos Fields Sr. and Shelia Seward.