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Charleston
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#39 Defensive Lineman
Charleston
Hughes
#39 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'1
Weight 246 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1983-12-14 (37)
Born Saginaw, MI
School Northwood
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 18
Special Teams Tackles 1
Interceptions 0
Sacks 2

CFL: 13 

Argos: 1 

Acquired: Signed as a free agent February 4, 2021. 

2020: No season. 

2019: Played 17 games with Saskatchewan Roughriders. Led CFL for fourth-consecutive year with 16 sacks, second in league with four forced fumbles. Recovered two fumbles, including one he returned 45 yards for a TD against at Montreal on August 9. Finished season with 50 tackles. Named West Division All-Star for the eighth time, CFL All-Star for the sixth time. Named Saskatchewan’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Had a three-sack game against B.C. on July 20. Playoffs: Had five tackles and one sack in loss to Winnipeg in West Final. 

2018: Traded from Calgary Stampeders to Hamilton Tiger Cats February 2 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft. The teams exchanged fourthround picks in the 2018 Draft…Traded from Hamilton to Saskatchewan Roughriders February 2 in exchange for Vernon Adams Jr. Named West Division and CFL All-Star. Played 17 games. Led the CFL with 15 sacks. Finished with 35 tackles, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown against Hamilton on July 5, a play on which he was credited with a sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery. Had three sacks in his first game as a Rider June 15 against Toronto. Playoffs: Had one tackle in loss to Winnipeg in West SemiFinal. 

2017: Played 14 games with Calgary Stampeders. Led CFL with 11 sacks. Finished season with 40 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Had a three-sack game against Saskatchewan July 22. Named West Division and CFL All-Star. Playoffs: Had three tackles and one sack in win over Edmonton in West Final. 105th Grey Cup: Had two tackles in 27-24 loss to Toronto Argonauts. 

2016: Played 18 games. Led CFL with 16 sacks. Finished year with 47 tackles and three forced fumbles. Had three sacks at Saskatchewan August 13. Named West Division and CFL All-Star. Named Calgary’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Playoffs: Had no stats in West Final win over B.C. 104th Grey Cup: Had one tackle in 39-33 overtime loss to Ottawa.  

2015: Played 15 games. Had 10 sacks, 36 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Had two games with three sacks; July 24 at Ottawa and September 7 against Edmonton. Named West Division All-Star. Playoffs: Missed both of Calgary’s playoff games with a broken hand.  

2014: Played 11 games. Finished with 26 tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles. Playoffs: Had one tackle in West Final win over Edmonton. 102nd Grey Cup: Had no stats in 2016 win over Hamilton. 

2013: Played 16 games. Led CFL with 18 sacks. Finished with 36 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception August 17 at B.C. Had three games with three sacks; June 28 against B.C., September 2 against Edmonton, and October 26 against Saskatchewan. Named West Division and CFL All-Star. Named Calgary’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Named West Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Playoffs: Had four tackles in West Final loss to Saskatchewan. 

2012: Played in 18 games. Finished second in CFL with 11 sacks. Finished with 52 tackles, tied for league lead with five forced fumbles and intercepted a pass at Saskatchewan on August 25. Named West Division and CFL All-Star. Named Calgary’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Playoffs: Had one tackle in West Semi-Final win over Saskatchewan. Had three tackles in West Final win at B.C. 100th Grey Cup: Had five tackles and one sack in 35-22 loss to Toronto. 

2011: Played 16 games. Recorded seven sacks, 43 tackles, and two forced fumbles. Recovered one fumble, which he returned 71 yards for a touchdown October 1 against Saskatchewan. His first CFL interception happened October 21 against Saskatchewan’s Darian Durant, which he returned 67 yards, but not for a TD. Playoffs: Recorded one tackle in West Semi-Final loss at Edmonton. 

2010: Played 15 games. Recorded seven sacks, 38 tackles, and two forced fumbles. Named West Division All-Star. Playoffs: Had no stats in West Final loss to Saskatchewan. 

2009: Released by Calgary January 29…Signed with Philadelphia Eagles February 3, waived September 1Signed with Calgary September 10. Played eight games. Recorded six sacks, 21 tackles, and one forced fumble. Playoffs: Had no stats in West Semi-Final win over Edmonton. Had seven tackles and one sack in West Final loss at Saskatchewan. 

2008: Signed with Calgary April 9. Played 16 games. Made CFL debut July 3 at Edmonton. Finished with five sacks58 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. His first CFL sack came July 17 against Hamilton’s Casey Printers, where he also forced a fumble on the play that Printers recovered. Playoffs: Had four tackles in West Final win over B.C. 96th Grey Cup: Had one tackle in 22-14 win over Montreal. 

College: Attended Northwood University (200407). Played linebacker. Finished with 372 tackles, 11 sacks and six interceptions. Named All-American in 2006 when he had 103 tackles in 11 games. Part of the 2004 GLIAC champions.  

Personal: Attended Saginaw High SchoolTeammate of future Pittsburgh Steeler LaMarr Woodley. 

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2008
CGY 16 53 5 5 0 0 1
2009
CGY 8 21 12 6 0 0 1
2010
CGY 15 30 8 7 0 0 2
2011
CGY 16 37 6 7 1 1 2
2012
CGY 18 46 6 11 1 0 5
2013
CGY 16 36 0 18 1 0 3
2014
CGY 11 26 1 8 0 0 3
2015
CGY 15 36 0 10 0 0 2
2016
CGY 18 47 0 16 0 0 3
2017
CGY 14 40 0 11 0 0 1
2018
SSK 17 35 0 15 0 1 3
2019
SSK 17 50 0 16 0 1 4
2021
TOR 9 18 1 2 0 0 0
Total
190 475 39 132 3 3 30

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
08-07
1 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
08-13
2 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0
08-21
3 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-06
5 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
7 SSK 3 0 1 0 0 0
09-24
8 MTL 5 1 1 0 0 0
10-22
12 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-30
13 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-06
14 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
18 1 2 0 0 0