Stefan Charles (born June 9, 1988) is a Canadian-born American football nose tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). 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.
1 College career 2 Professional career
2.1 CFL Draft 2.2 NFL Draft 2.3 Tennessee Titans 2.4 Buffalo Bills 2.5 Detroit Lions 2.6 Jacksonville Jaguars 2.7 Kansas City Chiefs
College career 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 CFL Draft 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. NFL 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. Tennessee Titans Following the draft, Charles signed with the Tennessee Titans on May 9, 2013. He was waived on August 31, 2013 and was signed to the practice squad. Buffalo Bills On October 30, 2013, Charles was signed by the Buffalo Bills off 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 On March 11, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Charles to a one-year contract. He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2016. Jacksonville Jaguars On March 11, 2017, Charles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was released on September 3, 2017. 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. References
^ Stefan Charles - 2010 Football ^ Regina Rams profile ^ a b CFL Scouting Bureau releases April rankings ^ September scout rankings ^ December scout rankings ^ Charles expected to be drafted by an NFL team ^ "Titans Agree to Terms with 15 Undrafted Free Agents". TitansOnline.com. May 9, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2017. ^ "Titans Reach 53-Man Roster Limit". TitansOnline.com. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2017. ^ "Titans Begin Practice Squad Additions". TitansOnline.com. September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2017. ^ Brown, Chris (October 30, 2013). "Bills sign DT Stefan Charles". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017. ^ "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.
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