2022 Spring Football: One on One With Carson Tabaracci
SALT LAKE CITY - Being versatile is a great skill to have in life and can be extremely valuable on the field. For Utah freshman linebacker Carson Tabaracci, this ability is what makes him one of the teams most exciting new additions. The Park City, Utah, product will be making the switch from running back to linebacker at the U.
At Park City high school, Tabaracci talied 2,395 all-purpose yards and found the endzone 29 times. During his senior season, the future linebacker won Region 6 Offensive MVP and was top-six in rushing touchdowns and yards in the 5A classification, also adding seven 100-yard rushing games.
UtahUtes.com talked with Tabaracci with the spring season just passed the halfway mark for a Q&A
Q: What was your favorite memory playing at Park City?
A: Just being able to play with my best friends all those years. It's something you try not to take for granted, but when it's done you look around at your teammates and realize the special bonds you've created. To me that's what it's all about.
Q: What can you take from playing running back to help you succeed at linebacker?
A: Just the physicality of the position and doing the same thing just on the other side of the ball. They are similar concepts at both, picking gaps and running the same distance, now I'm just stopping guys in the hole. It's different but the same in a lot of ways.
Q: Which current or former NFL player would you most like to try and tackle?
A: Eddie Lacy in his heyday.
Q: What's your go to Karaoke song?
A: 2 Phones by Kevin Gates
Q: What does family mean to you?
A: My intermediate family up in Park City always supports me and I'm close to them. Then my family at the U, we go through the same battles and always have each other's backs. They both mean a ton to me.
Q: Of your current Utah teammates, who would be the four guys you would want for a game of pickup basketball?
A: Lander Barton for sure, he was pretty good in high school, Devin Kaufusi as our center, Karene Reid for good chemistry, and then Hayden Furey because he's scrappy and would help us get some boards.
Q: Why did you want to come to Utah?
A: Utah is very close to home and it felt like home on my visit. When I was a recruit, I noticed that the guys here where a lot tighter than at the other schools I visited, and the culture here was just stronger. Now that I'm in the locker room there have been no surprises and it has been everything I expected.
Q: Skiing or Snowboarding?
A: Snowboarding, I started out skiing but switched to snowboarding when I was eight. I'm taking a break because of football now, but I'll get back on the slopes eventually.
Q: What's your favorite post game meal?
A: Pizza from Maxwells
Q: Who's your favorite movie character?
A: Eddie Brock and Venom, there just cool and does everything with swag.
Q: If you could go pro in any sport besides football what would it be?
A: Basketball, I played it pretty much my whole life and it's my second love.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Just wanting to be different and having that purpose of trying to be great. My parents set that example and that's what I aspire to be.