2013 Completed 24-of-33 passes with one TD pass for 231 yards and had an interception against Wake Forest... Completed 21-of-27 passes with one interception and also ran for 10 yards in the Commodores win over Tennessee...Completed 19-of-24 passes for 184 yards in the Commodores win over Kentucky, which was his first start back since the game against Georgia... Completed 12-of-20 passes for 111 yards, threw one interception, and ran for 20 yards in the Commodores win over Georgia... Completed 29-of-41 passes for a season-high 338 yards for two TDs and one interception, also ran for 51 yards against Missouri... Completed 23-of-29 passes for a 334 yards against UAB with two TDs and one interception, also ran for a TD...Threw for 219 yards at UMass completing 18-of-27 passes with two TDs and one interception... Completed 12-of-22 passes at South Carolina for 147 yards, one TD and one interception, led a second half rally that fell short... Ran for two scores and hooked up with Jordan Matthews for another through the air in win vs. Austin Peay going 14-for-22 for 223 yards in just one half of play... In his second start at VU he became the first Commodore since Chris Nickson in 2006 to throw for 300 yards going 21-for-36 for 300 yards, two TDs and two interceptions vs. Ole Miss.
2012 Carta-Samuels saw action in six games for the Commodores... Served as top reserve quarterback... Earned first Commodore start against Presbyterian... Completed 14-of-24 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown on the season... Also contributed 27 rushing yards... All of his passing stats came while leading Vanderbilt to win over Presbyterian.
2011 Transferred to Vanderbilt from Wyoming... Earned postseason Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year honor from coaches for practice efforts during fall practices.
2010 (Wyoming) As second-year starting QB, amassed 2,094 total yards for Cowboys... Earned 11 starting assignments... Hit on 154 of 252 passes (61.1%) for 1,702 yards and nine TDs... Rushed for 392 yards and three TDs... Set career highs in completions (26) and passing yards (319) in victory over season opening opponent Southern Utah... Completed 20 of 31 passes for 199 yards vs. Texas... Threw for 267 yards in victory over Colorado State.
2009 (Wyoming) Earned postseason Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year honors... Concluded season by throwing for 201 yards and three TDs, and rushing for 71 yards as Offensive MVP in New Mexico Bowl victory... Final TD pass in bowl came in second OT providing Wyoming's game-winning score... Earned Mountain West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after performances vs. UNLV, Florida Atlantic and San Diego State... First Wyoming QB to start as a true freshman since 1974... Named team's Freshman of the Year... Started last 10 games, leading Cowboys to 6-4 record as starter... Guided five fourth-quarter comeback wins... Threw for 1,953 yards and 10 TDs, completing 191 of 326 (58.6%) passes... Also rushed for 366 yards and produced 2,319 yards of total offense... Rushed for three scores and had one TD catch... Was one of only nine freshman QBs in the nation to lead his 2009 team to a bowl appearance... In top effort, threw for 246 yards, rallying Wyoming to win over San Diego State with 21 fourth quarter points.
High School As senior, led Bellarmine to 12-1 record and Central Coast Championship in 2008... Named first team All-Conference and second team All-County honors... Threw for over 1,400 yards and eight TDs and rushed for 370 yards and 10 TDs during senior season... Completed 65% of passes as senior... Helped Bellarmine to 10-2 record and a conference title as junior, throwing for over 1,300 yards and nine TDs.
Personal Son of James Samuels and Linda Carta-Samuels... Born April 20, 1991... Oldest of three siblings; younger brother, Kyle, and younger sister, Gabrielle... Dad played tight end at Utah State with his twin brother who played quarterback at Utah State.