Updated: March 25, 2017

Stefan was inducted into the MTW Hall of Fame in 2013

The OVFL has announced MTW Alumni Stefan Charles will be inducted to it’s Hall of Fame May 6th in an induction ceremony during OVFL All Star Weekend at McMaster. The current Jacksonville Jaguar of the NFL will be the 7th player and 11th MTW member to be inducted.

Stefan has had a unique career since leaving MTW. He played CIS football with the Regina Rams. After the 2012 CIS season, he was ranked as the second best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2013 CFL Draft, and first by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. At 6’5 and 328 lbs he is affectionately known as “Northeast Territory” by his friends and teammates because of his massive size and the fact that he grew up in the north eastern area of Canada.

MTW Career

Stef, a graduate from the program in 2008, was a massive but athletic defensive end for MTW. He along with MTW All Decade teamer Micheal Livingston formed an impossible duo of twin towers book-ending a defensive line that opposing coordinators had to game plan for.

College career

Charles played 3 seasons of CIS football with the Regina Rams. In 22 career games at Regina, he posted 19.5 tackles for losses, 9.5 sacks and 50 tackles. An injury to his hand caused him to miss much of his 4th season with the Rams. Prior to joining the Regina Rams, he was a member of the Metro Toronto Wildcats of the OVFL.

Professional career

CFL Draft

Charles was ranked No. 1 overall in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau’s September rankings heading into the 2013 CFL Draft. He fell to 4th place in the December rankings. Following the 2012 CIS season, Charles was invited to the 2013 CFL Evaluation Camp in late-March 2013. After a successful CFL Combine, Charles climbed to become the 2nd ranked Canadian football prospect heading into the 2013 Draft. Charles was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft.

NFL Draft

Prior to the 2013 NFL Draft Charles gained interest from the following teams; Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and Atlanta Falcons. He also participated in the regional NFL Combine in Dallas, in April 2013. Despite the interest, Charles was not drafted by any team in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans

Following the draft, Charles signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Buffalo Bills

On October 11, 2013, Charles was signed to the 53 man roster of the Buffalo Bills from the Titans practice squad.

During the 2015 season, he appeared in 13 games (one start) for the Bills, racking up 13 total tackles (nine solo), one sack and one forced fumble.

Detroit Lions

On March 11, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Charles to a one-year contract. He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2016.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 11, 2017, Charles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.