Carlos's play netted him a scholarship to continue his football career at Purdue University. He was named a starting wide receiver for four games through the season in 2009. In 2010, Carlos changed his position to running back for the Boilermakers, after an injury to Ralph Bolden. Carlos went on finish 3rd on the team in rushing yards (337) and touchdowns (2). Carlos graduated from Purdue with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.