Carson Steele Player Profile | UCLA RB

Carson Steele's player profile indicates a must-see running back who continues to exceed even the loftiest of expectations.

Carson Steele belongs in Southern California. The blond locks that dominate the highlight reel for the former Ball State running back were tailormade for the UCLA Bruins. Steele’s college football player profile, however, indicates a much more intriguing player other than just his delightful hair.

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Carson Steele Player Profile

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 215
  • Number: 33
  • Class: Junior
  • Hometown: Greenwood, Indiana
  • High School: Centra Grove
  • Years Active: 2021-2023
  • Previous School(s): Ball State
  • Draft Eligibility: 2024

Steele dominated the action in the MAC during his two seasons at Ball State. He turned up the heat during his true freshman campaign, taking over the starting duties as the year went on. This led to him making a national presence with a spectacular sophomore season.

But for Steele, this wasn’t the beginning and rather was a continued story of dominance that spans back to his youth. Headlined by his high school prowess, Steele broke 16 of his high school’s records — single-season or career marks.

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He was named Indiana’s Mr. Football in 2020 and ran for 1,659 yards and 31 touchdowns, leading his team to the Class 6A State Championship and an undefeated record in 2020. On the ground, Steele totaled 5,907 career rushing yards and 82 career rushing touchdowns.

With his high school days behind him, Steele was seemingly just warming up. He ran for over 100 yards in all but three games in 2022, reaching 1,556 rushing yards in his final season with the Cardinals. Steele scored 14 rushing TDs and chipped in with 166 more yards and another score through the air.

Carson Steele’s Rushing Stats

Steele returns to action in the fall of 2023 as one of the most talented and certainly most distinguished running backs in the country.

Carson Steele’s Career Rushing Stats

  • Career Attempts: 481
  • Career Rush Yards: 2,447
  • TDs: 20
  • Yards Per Carry: 5.1
  • Yards Per Game: 97.9

2022 Rushing Stats

  • Attempts: 289
  • Rush Yards: 1,556
  • TDs: 14
  • Yards Per Carry: 5.4
  • Yards Per Game: 129.7

2021 Rushing Stats

  • Attempts: 192
  • Rush Yards: 891
  • TDs: 6
  • Yards Per Carry: 4.6
  • Yards Per Game: 68.5

Carson Steele’s Career Receiving Stats

  • Career Receptions: 41
  • Career Receiving Yards: 323
  • Career Receiving TDs: 2
  • Yards Per Catch: 7.9
  • Yards Per Game: 12.9

2022 Receiving Stats

  • Receptions: 29
  • Receiving Yards: 166
  • Receiving TDs: 1
  • Yards Per Catch: 5.7
  • Yards Per Game: 13.8

2021 Receiving Stats

  • Receptions: 12
  • Receiving Yards: 157
  • Receiving TDs: 1
  • Yards Per Catch: 13.1
  • Yards Per Game: 12.1

Carson Steele’s Career Achievements

As accomplished as his high school football days were, Steele is building an impressive college career right before our eyes.

His career achievements include:

  • CFN Honorable American All-American (2022)
  • CFN MAC Running Back of the Year (2022)
  • CFN First-Team All-MAC (2022)
  • MAC West Offensive Player of the Week (2x; 2022)
  • MAC single-season leader
    • Rushing yards (1,556)
  • Second in the MAC
    • Rushing touchdowns (14)
  • Ninth nationally
    • Rushing yards (1,556)
  • John Hodge Award (2021)
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