Football


Charles Gilstrap
Charles Gilstrap
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis De Sales

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 290

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Experience:
2-1

2002: Played in the first nine games, earning a start vs. Purdue where he had one tackle ... Had a season-high two tackles at Minnesota ... Added a tackle-for-loss vs. the Gophers ... Had a TFL vs. San Jose State and batted down passes against Minnesota and Michigan.

2001: Played in all 12 games at his defensive line position ... Registered eight tackles, five of which were solo tackles ... Knocked down one pass at the line of scrimmage vs. Northwestern ... Had the best game of his career vs. Purdue registering one sack, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery vs. the Boilermakers ? Part of a defensive unit that had 18 players with at least one sack.

2000: Named team's Rookie of the Year ... Played in eight games ... Totaled nine tackles for the season ... Posted three tackles against Minnesota ... Had two tackles vs. Iowa and at Northwestern ... Registered a tackle against Ohio State and at Penn State.

High School: First-team All-Ohio District League ? Earned first-team all-state honors by the Associated Press as a senior ? Recorded 52 tackles, eight sacks and one fumble recovery ? First-team All-Central Catholic League ? Named to the Suburban News Super 25 list ? Earned Columbus Dispatch Agonis all-metro honors ? Helped lead St. Francis DeSales High School to consecutive state titles in 1997 and ?98 ? Named to the Super 25 All-Ohio team ? Selected to play in the Ohio North/South All-Star game and Big 33 Ohio/Pennsylvania game ? All-district heavyweight wrestler ? Earned five varsity letters in football and wrestling.

Personal: Full given name is Charles Arthur Gilstrap ? Born Sept. 11, 1981 in Youngstown, Ohio ? The son of William and Anne Gilstrap ? Majoring in leisure studies/sports management ? Says his father has had the biggest influence on his athletic career ? Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ? Past summer jobs include working for the Columbus Dispatch ? Hobbies include video games and computers.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3 at Minnesota, 9/30/00
Solo Tackles: 2 at Minnesota, 9/30/00
TFL: 1, three times (last time at Minnesota, 10/3/02)
Sacks: 1 at Purdue, 11/3/01
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Purdue, 11/3/01

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS   
YEAR      G    ST    AT    TOT    TFL-YDS   QBS-YDS   FF-FR
2000      8     4     5      9      0-0       0-0      0-0
2001     12     5     3      8      1-2       1-2      0-1
2002      9     4     2      6      2-5       0-0      0-0
Total    29    13    10     23      3-7       1-2      0-1
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