2009 All Star
6’4″ 227 lbs.
High School Coach: Ed Schindler
High School, Class: Elk Rapids, B
College: Central Michigan University
Charlie was a three-year starter at defensive end and a two-year starter at tight end for Elk Rapids, he also was the long snapper his senior season. The Elks made the playoffs for the first time ever in his sophomore season, won their first playoff game his junior season, and made it to the playoffs again his senior season. As a tight end, Charlie averaged over 20 yards per catch in his career. He earned a variety of awards and was chosen as Team MVP in 2008.
Charlie also participated in basketball and track. He earned three varsity letters in basketball. His junior year he participated in track. He broke the school high jump record on his third day of jumping and went on to win several track meets in the high jump and shot put. He was chosen team MVP. Academically Charlie maintained a 3.8 GPA while taking honors and AP classes.
“I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to become the athlete that I am. I would also like to thank my family, as they attended all of my games in every sport, and encouraged me through my entire high school athletic career. I would especially like to thank my dad for filming all of the games, no matter how bad the weather was. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Schindler, Coach Westrick, and all of the Elk Rapids coaching staff. Without them, I may not have even played football in the first place. This coaching staff turned around a program that had been poor for many years, and for that I am very grateful. They changed our school, as well as our community for the better.”
All Lake Michigan Conference 1st Team, 07 & 08
All Region Dream Team Offense, Traverse City Record Eagle, 2008
All State 1st Team, Detroit Free Press & AP, 2008
MHSFCA Academic All State Honorable Mention, 2008