Charleston Hughes

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Charleston Hughes
No. 39     Calgary Stampeders
Date of birth (1983-12-14) December 14, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Saginaw, Michigan
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) DL
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg)
College Northwood
High school Saginaw
Career history
As player
2008 Calgary Stampeders
2009 Philadelphia Eagles*
2009–present Calgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2012, 2013, 2016
CFL West All-Star 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Awards 2013 - Norm Fieldgate Trophy
Career stats
Tackles 332
Sacks 88
Interceptions 3
Forced Fumbles 22

Charleston Hughes (born December 14, 1983) is a Canadian football defensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Stampeders as a street free agent in 2008. He played college football for Northwood.

Hughes has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Professional career[edit]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Hughes joined the Stamps for the 2008 CFL season. He played in 15 of the 18 regular season games and recorded a career high 66 tackles. The Stampeders won the 96th Grey Cup against the Montreal Alouettes on November 23, 2008.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Following a successful rookie year in the CFL, Hughes joined the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was released before playing any regular season games.

Calgary Stampeders (II)[edit]

He returned to the CFL mid-way through the 2009 CFL season. Charleston Hughes finished the 2012 season ranked second in sacks with 11, trailing only Keron Williams who had 12. Hughes led the CFL in sacks for the 2013 season with 18, one shy of the franchise record of 19 set by Harold Hallman in 1986. In 2016,for the second time in his career, Hughes finished the season with the most sacks, this time with 16.[1] For his efforts, he was named a CFL All-Star for the third time in his career and was his team's nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player award for a third time. Following the 2016 season Hughes and the Stamps agreed to a contract extension, keeping him with the club through the 2018 season.[2]

As of the end of the 2016 season his 88 career sacks are second all-time in Stampeders franchise history, trailing only Will Johnson’s total of 99.


  1. ^ Adams, Allen. "Road to the Grey Cup 2016". Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Hughes to stay with Stamps through 2018". 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 

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