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Jeff Charleston

Date of birth : 1983-01-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oregon City, Oregon
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-08

Jeffrey David Charleston is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints 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.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints (FA), 10/14/08; Waived by Indianapolis Colts, 8/31/08; Signed by Indianapolis, 1/4/07; Waived by Houston Texans, 9/1/06; Signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent, 5/4/06.

2009- Played in all 16 games, making 15 tackles as a reserve defender and seven more tackles on special teams. vs. Detroit (9/13): Played as a reserve end and on special teams, making one tackle on defense and another in kick coverage. at Philadelphia (9/20): Made one solo tackle from his reserve defensive end spot. at Buffalo (9/27): Made one tackle on defense and another on special teams. Also alertly fielded a short kickoff. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Recorded one solo tackle as a reserve defensive end. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Saw action on defense and made one solo tackle on special teams. at Miami (10/25): Played as a reserve defensive end as well as on special teams. vs. Atlanta (11/2): Played on special teams and as a reserve defensive end. vs. Carolina (11/8): Saw action in the defensive line rotation and on special teams. at St. Louis (11/15): Made one tackle as a reserve defensive end. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Recorded two tackles, playing in the defensive line rotation. vs. New England (11/30): Played as a reserve defensive end and made two tackles. at Washington (12/6): Played on special teams and made two tackles in kick coverage. at Atlanta (12/13): Played on special teams and as a reserve defensive end. vs. Dallas (12/19): Played on special teams and as a reserve defensive end. vs. Tampa Bay (12/27): Played as a reserve defensive end and made one tackle on defense along with two more stops on special teams. at Carolina (1/3): Saw extended playing time at defensive end and made five tackles. vs. Arizona (1/16 – Divisional Playoff): Made five tackles as he received more extensive playing time at defensive end. vs. Minnesota (1/24 – NFC Championship Game): Made two tackles as he played in the defensive line rotation. vs. Indianapolis (2/7 – Super Bowl XLIV): Played as a reserve defensive end and made two tackles...2008 – Signed by Saints, Oct. 14...Appeared in 10 games and posted 11 tackles (eight solo) and a career-high three sacks, tied for third on team. Also finished tied for fifth on club with 15 special teams tackles. Recorded the first two-sack game of his career as he dropped QB Tyler Thigpen twice at Kansas City, Nov. 16...Had two tackles and a sack at Detroit, Dec. 21. 2007 – Opened final three games of season at RDE for Indianapolis, appearing in 13 contests overall...Served as a reserve end and on special teams in the Colts’ remaining games...Had 42 tackles (22 solo), a sack, deflected two passes and forced a fumble...Had five tackles, a sack and a forced tumble at Baltimore, Dec. 9...Had season-high 11 tackles at Oakland, Dec. 16, in first career start...Followed up vs. Houston, Dec. 23 with seven tackles and two pass defenses.

COLLEGE – Played one season at Idaho State after transferring from Division II Western Oregon...Sat out 2004 season per NCAA transfer regulations...As a senior in 2005 at Idaho Sate, registered 12 sacks, 56 tackles and two forced fumbles...Was a two-time All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference pick during his time at Western Oregon...Majored in biology at ISU.

PERSONAL – Full name is Jeffrey David Charleston. Born Jan. 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Ore...played at Central (Independence, Ore.) HS, where he lettered three years in football and basketball...Was an All-Oregon pick at TE and second-team selection at LB.

2008 – Signed by Saints, Oct. 14…Appeared in 10 games and posted 11 tackles (eight solo) and a career-high three sacks, tied for third on team. Also finished tied for fifth on club with 10 special teams tackles…Recorded the first two-sack game of his career as he dropped QB Tyler Thigpen twice at Kansas City, Nov. 16…Had two tackles and a sack at Detroit, Dec. 21. 2007 – Opened final three games of season at RDE for Indianapolis, appearing in 13 contests overall…Served as a reserve end and on special teams in the Colts’ remaining games…Had 42 tackles (22 solo), a sack, deflected a pass and forced a fumble…Had five tackles, a sack and a forced tumble at Baltimore, Dec. 9…Had season-high 11 tackles at Oakland, Dec. 16, in first career start…Followed up vs. Houston, Dec. 23 with seven tackles and two pass defenses.

COLLEGE – Played one season at Idaho State after transferring from Division II Western Oregon…Sat out 2004 season per NCAA transfer regulations…As a senior in 2005 at Idaho Sate, registered 12 sacks, 56 tackles and two forced fumbles …Was a two-time All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference pick during his time at Western Oregon…Majored in biology at ISU.

PERSONAL – Full name is Jeffrey David Charleston…Born Jan. 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Ore.…Played at Central (Independence, Or.) HS, where he lettered three years in football and basketball…Was an All-Oregon pick at TE and second-team selection at LB.


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