Nick Charles
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    Nick Charles

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Antonio, TX

    High School:
    Taft

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 285

    Position:
    OL

    2008 (Junior) - Started every game at left guard ... second-team all-Mountain West Conference ... helped the Falcons lead the conference and rank sixth nationally in rushing with a 266.9 yard per-game average ... helped pave the way for 300 or more yards rushing five times ... helped the team to a season-best 401 yards rushing at San Diego State ... led the team in knockdown blocks with a 16.4 per-game average ... recorded 20 or more knockdowns twice ... had double figures in knockdowns in every game.

    2007 (Sophomore) - Appeared and started in all 13 games ... second-team all-Mountain West Conference offensive lineman ... named first-team all-Colorado by the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter ... academic all-conference ... started first nine games of the year at right guard ... started at left tackle against Army due to injury on o-line ... started last two games of the year at right guard ... part of an offensive line that helped the Falcons to 299.5 yards rushing per game, ranking second in the nation and tops in the Mountain West Conference.

    2006 (Freshman) - Played in the final nine games of the season, starting six ... academic all-conference ... first-career game vs. Navy was also his first-career start ... became the first freshman since Caleb Morris in 2004 to start on the offensive line ... starts came against Navy, Colorado State, SDSU, BYU, Army and Notre Dame.

    High School - Lettered three years in track and two in football ... first-team all-district as a junior in football ... unanimous first-team all-district selection as a senior ... first-team all-region as a senior ... second-team all-state in both athletics and academics as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated No. 10 in a class of 463 ... high school football coach was Lee Bridges.

    Personal - Member of Cadet Squadron 4 ... son of Luis Charles III and Toni Needham ... siblings include Luis IV and Amanda ... stepfather is Nelson Needham ... majoring in management ... on the dean's list all but one semester ... also completed Operation Air Force at McConnell AFB, Kan., in 2007 ... attended the USAFA Prep School from 2005-06 and played on the football team ... was a counselor at the Falcon Summer Sports camps in summer 2008... went to Eielson AFB, Alaska, on Operation Air Force ... the four most important things to him are God, family, friends and football ... is an element leader in his squadron, providing counsel and a liaison to peers ... something most people don't know about him is that he used to play a mean tuba ... most memorable sports moment was earning the start against Notre Dame and lining up in front of a sellout crowd at Falcon Stadium ... favorite athlete is Jason Witten ... roots for the Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs ... would like to attend graduate school ... will become an acquisitions officer in the Air Force after graduation and would like to coach college football someday ... also recruited by New Mexico and North Texas.

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