Charles with the Buffalo Bills
|Born:||June 9, 1988|
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||323 lb (147 kg)|
|High school:||Eastdale CVI|
(Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
|CFL draft:||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Stefan Charles (born June 9, 1988) is a Canadian professional American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He played CIS football with the Regina Rams. 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.
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.
Charles was ranked No. 1 overall in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau's September rankings heading into the 2013 CFL Draft. He fell to 4th place in the December rankings. 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. Charles was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.
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. 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.
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.
Kansas City Chiefs
On January 3, 2018, Charles signed a one year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was re-signed on March 19, 2018. He was released on May 8, 2018, but was re-signed two days later. He was released again on September 1, 2018.
- Stefan Charles - 2010 Football
- Regina Rams profile
- CFL Scouting Bureau releases April rankings
- September scout rankings Archived January 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- December scout rankings Archived September 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Charles expected to be drafted by an NFL team
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- "Titans Reach 53-Man Roster Limit". TitansOnline.com. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
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- "Lions sign free agent DT Stefan Charles". DetroitLions.com. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- "Lions sign CB Crezdon Butler and place DT Stefan Charles on Reserve/Injured". DetroitLions.com. December 28, 2016.
- "Jaguars sign defensive tackle Stefan Charles as unrestricted free agent". Jaguars.com. March 11, 2017.
- "Jaguars claim five players off waivers". Jaguars.com. September 3, 2017.
- "Chiefs place CB Phillip Gaines on IR, sign DT Stefan Charles". USAToday.com. January 3, 2018.
- "Source: Chiefs re-sign Canadian defensive tackle Stefan Charles". MontrealGazette.com.
- Williams, Charean (May 8, 2018). "Chiefs claim Alex Ellis off waivers, cut Akeem Hunt". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
- Alper, Josh (May 10, 2018). "Chiefs bring back Stefan Charles". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
- "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 1, 2018.