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Taco  Charlton


Pickerington, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 272




NFL Draft First Round: Peppers to Cleveland, Charlton to Dallas

NFL Draft First Round: Peppers to Cleveland, Charlton to Dallas


Kornacki: How Taco Charlton's NFL Stock Rose

Kornacki: How Taco Charlton's NFL Stock Rose


Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G

Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G


Kornacki: Taco Shares Joys, Tears with Lifelong Friend LeVert

Kornacki: Taco Shares Joys, Tears with Lifelong Friend LeVert


Maize & Blue Holds Annual Spring Game

Football Holds Annual Spring Game



Tackles: 5 - (4x), last vs. Indiana, 2016  
TFLs: 3.0 - Penn State, 2015
Sacks: 2.0 - (2x), last at Rutgers, 2016

At Michigan
• Graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a degree in general studies
• Four-year letterman
• Has appeared in 46 games, making 15 starts at defensive end
• All-Big Ten honoree; 2016 first team (coaches and media)
• Registered 94 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 19 sacks during his career

Senior (2016)
• All-Big Ten First Team (coaches and media)
• Has started 11 games at defensive end
• Led the team and tanked 14th nationally with 9.5 sacks
• Listed as the 10th-highest season mark in school history
• Contributed a career-best 43 tackles, 13 TFLs, 9.5 sacks, and two pass breakups
• Tallied a sack in seven of his final 10 games including at lease one in the last four contests
• Assisted on two tackles and one TFL against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Missed games against UCF (Sept. 10) and Colorado (Sept. 17) due to injury
• Posted three stops, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Contributed an assisted sack and two tackles against Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Recorded two sacks and three total stops at Rutgers (Oct. 8) and earned his first of three straight Defensive Lineman of the Game awards
• Made five stops against Illinois (Oct. 22), named Defensive Lineman of the Game
• Tallied four tackles at Michigan State (Oct. 29), named Defensive Lineman of the Game
• Had a half-sack against Maryland (Nov. 5)
• Tallied four tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack at Iowa (Nov. 12)
• Had a sack, two and a half tackles for loss and his first career pass breakup, plus one QB hurry against Indiana (Nov. 19)
• Set career high with nine tackles at Ohio State (Nov. 26), including three TFLs and 2.5 sacks
• Led the team with two TFLs, one sack and five total stops vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec.30) and batted down one pass against the Seminoles

Junior (2015)
• Appeared in 13 games at defensive end, making three starts
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Tied a career-best with three tackles, including half a sack
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Recorded first career forced fumble
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Set a career high with four tackles, including a sack
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Recorded two tackles
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Had two tackles, one for a loss
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Tallied three tackles and one sack
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded five tackles with one TFL
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Made four tackles; Had a career-best two sacks and a career-high three TFLs
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Had five tackles, including one TFL

Sophomore (2014)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making one start
• Recorded 19 tackles, 14 solos, 5.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks
• at Ohio State (Nov. 29): Tallied three tackles
• Maryland (Nov. 22): Posted one sack for a loss of 11 yards
• at Rutgers (Oct. 4): Made first career start; Recorded one sack and two tackles, both for loss
• Minnesota (Sept. 27): Posted three tackles and 0.5 sacks
• Miami (OH) (Sept. 13): Recorded two tackles and one quarterback hurry
• Notre Dame (Sept. 6): Notched two tackles, including one TFL
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Recorded three tackles; Posted first career sack.

Freshman (2013)
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in 10 games as a reserve defensive end
• Also contributed on special teams

• Attended Pickerington Central High School (2012) coached by Jay Sharrett
• Lettered four years (2009-12)

Key Statistics
• Played both ways as a senior, collecting 116 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 19 sacks on defense
• Benched 375 pounds and claims a 32-inch vertical
• recorded 35 tackles and eight pass breakups as a sophomore

Honors and Rankings
• Named AP Division I All-Ohio first team as a senior

Other Sports
• Letterman in basketball.

• Vidauntae (Taco) Charlton was born on November 7, 1994


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