|No. 92 Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Date of birth:January 19, 1983|
|Place of birth: Oregon City, Oregon|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)|
|College: Idaho State|
|Undrafted in 2006|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jeffrey David Charleston (born January 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Oregon) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Idaho State.
Early years Edit
Charleston attended Central High School in Independence, Oregon. 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. 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 passed defensed, 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
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6-3½ **||267 **||4.81 **||X||X||4.28 **||7.21 **||34" **||9'04" **||21 **||X|
|** represents Pro Days—"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"|
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 SaintsEdit
Charleston was signed by the Saints for the 2008 season. He played in 10 games in 2008. In 2009-10, Charleson played in 19 games, tallying 23 tackles. In March 2010, Jeff Charleston signed a one-year, $1.101 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints. On Jan. 2, 2011, Charleston recovered a fumble of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman when he was hit by Charleston.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him on September 26, 2012. On October 2, 2012 he was released.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Aaron Fentress, "New Orleans Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston enjoying undefeated season after long trek to the NFL", The Oregonian, December 10, 2009.
- ↑ Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints restricted free agent defensive end Jeff Charleston signs tender", NOLA.com, 29 March 2010. Retrieved on 2010-03-29.
- ↑ http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/06/28/12/Vikings-sign-DE-Jeff-Charleston/landing_mnvikings.html?blockID=753320&feedID=3697
- ↑ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/168227606.html. Retrieved 01 September 2012.