Stefan Charles

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Stefan Charles
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Charles with the Buffalo Bills
No. 90 Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-09) June 9, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Oshawa, Ontario
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Oshawa (ON) Eastdale C. V. I.
University: Regina
CFL draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 60
Sacks: 5.0
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Stefan Charles (born June 9, 1988)[1] is a Canadian-born American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played CIS football with the Regina Rams.[2] After the 2012 CIS season, he was ranked as the second best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2013 CFL Draft, and first by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.[3] He is affectionately known as "Northeast Territory" by his friends and teammates because of his massive size and the fact that he grew up in the north eastern area of Canada.

College career[edit]

Charles played three seasons of CIS football with the Regina Rams. In 22 career games at Regina, he posted 19.5 tackles for losses, 9.5 sacks and 50 tackles. An injury to his hand caused him to miss much of his 4th season with the Rams. Prior to joining the Regina Rams, he was a member of the Metro Toronto Wildcats of the OVFL.

Professional career[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Charles was ranked No. 1 overall in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau's September rankings heading into the 2013 CFL Draft.[4] He fell to 4th place in the December rankings.[5] Following the 2012 CIS season, Charles was invited to the 2013 CFL Evaluation Camp in late-March 2013. After a successful CFL Combine, Charles climbed to become the 2nd ranked Canadian football prospect heading into the 2013 Draft.[3] Charles was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.

NFL Draft[edit]

Prior to the 2013 NFL Draft Charles gained interest from the following teams; Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons.[6] He also participated in the regional NFL Combine in Dallas, in April 2013. Despite the interest, Charles was not drafted by any team in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Following the draft, Charles signed with the Tennessee Titans.[7]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On October 11, 2013, Charles was signed to the 53 man roster of the Buffalo Bills from the Titans practice squad.

During the 2015 season, he appeared in 13 games (one start) for the Bills, racking up 13 total tackles (nine solo), one sack and one forced fumble.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On March 11, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Charles to a one-year contract.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2016.[9]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On March 11, 2017, Charles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[10]

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