Christo Bilukidi

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Christo Bilukidi
No. 68  Baltimore Ravens
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-13) December 13, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Angola
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Ottawa (ON) St. Patrick's
College: Georgia State
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
CFL draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 16
Sacks: 1.0
INTs: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Christo Bilukidi (born December 13, 1989) is an Angolan-Canadian defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiate football at Eastern Arizona College before transferred to Georgia State University where he was a two-year starter for the Georgia State Panthers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bilukidi was born in Angola and lived in France and Brazil before his family settled in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He did not play football until his senior year at St. Patrick's High School in Ottawa.[2] He attended and played for Eastern Arizona College in 2009 before playing for Georgia State.[1] He was a member of Georgia State's first football team and, together with Jake Muasau, the first Panthers to play in the NFL.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

He was also drafted 21st overall in the 3rd round of the 2012 CFL Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[1][2]

NFL Draft[edit]

On April 28, 2012, Bilukidi became the first former Georgia State football player to be drafted into the NFL when he was chosen by the Oakland Raiders as the 189th pick overall in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Bilukidi was released by the Raiders on October 23, 2013.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

He signed with the Bengals on November 1. This contract was voided as Bilukidi's work visa did not transfer to another team.[1] Once he secured proper documentation, he re-signed with the Bengals on November 21.[1]

The Bengals released Bilukidi on September 6, 2014 before their first game of the 2014 season.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On September 8, 2014, the Baltimore Ravens signed Bilukidi after voiding the contract of Ray Rice. On February 27, 2015, the Baltimore Ravens extended Bilukidi to a 2-year contract.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bilukidi Makes History as GSU's First Draft Pick". Georgia State. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b Taffur, Vittorio (2012-05-14). "Christo Bilukidi makes a big impression". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Christo Bilukidi". Georgia State Panthers. Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  4. ^ Suarez, Ismael (2012-09-15). "Big guy, little guy". The Signal. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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