Jeff Charleston

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Jeff Charleston
No. 60, 97, 92
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1983-01-19) January 19, 1983 (age 36)
Oregon City, Oregon
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College:Idaho State University
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-GNAC (2002, 2003)
  • First-team All-Big Sky (2005)
  • Big Sky Newcomer of the Year (2005)
  • Big Sky Co-Defensive P.O.Y. (2005)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:3
Player stats at

Jeffrey David Charleston (born January 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Oregon) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Idaho State University.

Charleston has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings. Charleston was part of the Super Bowl champion Saints during the 2009-2010 season.

Early years[edit]

Charleston attended Central High School in Independence, Oregon.[1] He lettered three years in football and basketball and was first-team all-Oregon pick at tight end and second-team all-state at linebacker.

College career[edit]

Charleston played for three seasons at Division II Western Oregon. He was a two-time All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference pick; as a sophomore, he led the team in sacks (4.5), tackles for losses (10.5) and FR (4) and ranked 3rd on team with 69 tackles. He then decided to transfer to Idaho State University for both athletic and academic reasons.[1] He sat out the 2004 season per NCAA transfer regulations, then played one season for Idaho State. As a senior, he registered 12 sacks, and had 56 tackles, five passes defended, two FF and 19 tackles for losses. He was voted Defensive and Newcomer Player-of-the-Year in the Big Sky Conference.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4½ ** 267 ** 4.71 ** X X 4.28 ** 7.21 ** 34" ** 9'04" ** 21 ** X
** represents Pro Days"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Houston on May 4, 2006, he was waived on September 1, 2006. The Colts signed him on January 4, 2007. In 2007, he started three of 13 games at RDE (starting the final three games for injured DE-Robert Mathis) and totaled 42 tackles, 22 solo, one sack, four pressures, one FF and two passes batted. The Colts waived him in August 2008.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Charleston was signed by the Saints for the 2008 season. He played in 10 games in 2008.[1] In the 2009 season, Charleson played in 19 games, tallying 23 tackles. On January 2, 2011, Charleston recovered a fumble of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman when he was hit by Charleston.[2]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Charleston was signed by the Minnesota Vikings.[3] On August 31, as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him on September 26, 2012. On October 2, 2012, he was released.


  1. ^ a b c Aaron Fentress, "New Orleans Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston enjoying undefeated season after long trek to the NFL", The Oregonian, December 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints restricted free agent defensive end Jeff Charleston signs tender",, 29 March 2010. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.
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  4. ^ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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