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William Gholston
DE #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
281
Age:
23
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
6
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 36 18 18 3.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 TB 1 1 6 4 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 12 2 30 14 16 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 STL L 17-19 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inactive for Weeks 1-2, 5 and did not play Week 4 before becoming a key reserve on the defensive line and eventually being inserted into the starting role for the final two contests.
  • Made NFL debut and first career tackle at New England (9/22).
  • Played in reserve role at Atlanta (10/20) and recorded one tackle.
  • Notched two tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted first career half-sack vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Registered one tackle and one quarterback hit at Detroit (11/24).
  • Posted career-high three tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Collected career-high four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a passed defensed vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Recorded a career-high eight tackles, including one for loss, and two passes defensed vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Made first career start at St. Louis (12/22), recording six tackles, including one for loss.
  • Started and contributed two tackles at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Started 24-of-36 games he played at Michigan State (2010-12), totaling 142 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 30.0 tackles for loss.
  • Entered the NFL Draft after his junior season
  • Finished his Michigan State career ranked 10th in school history in tackles for loss (30.0).
  • Recorded 10 passes defensed in 2012, the most by a defensive lineman in Spartans history and the most amongst FBS defensive linemen.
  • Two-time winner of the Danziger Award for defense (most outstanding Detroit-area player).
  • Led the Spartans in sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (13.0) as a junior.
  • Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media, while earning honorable mention from the league’s coaches in 2012. Earned second-team All-Big Ten Honors from Phil Steele.
  • Named a quarterfinalist for the Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year) in 2012.
  • Chosen as Defensive Player of the Game in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
  • Tallied 16.0 tackles for loss as a sophomore, tied for the seventh-most in Michigan State single-season history.
  • Recorded 5.0 tackles for loss in the 2012 Outback Bowl, the third-most in Michigan State history and the most ever in a bowl game, earning a spot on the ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl teams.
  • Named All-Big Ten second team by coaches and media, while also being selected for the second-team All-Big Ten by Yahoo! Sports as a sophomore.
  • Selected to the CollegeFootballNews.com’s second-team All-Sophomore team in 2011.
  • Led the team in tackles for loss (16.0), the seventh-most in Michigan State history.
  • Majored in human development and family studies.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Southeastern High School (Detroit, Michigan).
  • Chosen as an All-American by EA Sports, MaxPreps, SuperPrep and PrepStar (Dream Team).
  • Ranked as a Top 60 recruit by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 21), Lindy’s (No. 21), Athlon Sports (No. 24), Scout.com (No. 29), ESPNU (No. 42) and Sporting News (No. 60).
  • Ranked as one of the top defensive ends in the country by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3, strongside), Scouts, Inc. (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 4), Lindy’s (No. 5) and Athlon Sports (No. 5).
  • Rated as the top player in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Lansing State Journal.
  • Recorded 115 tackles as a senior, including 44.0 for loss, 27.0 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, two blocked punts and an interception returned for a touchdown.
  • Led the Public School League in tackles (101) and sacks (15.0) as a junior, while also tallying 37.0 tackles for loss.
  • Transferred from Mumford High School (Detroit, Michigan) following his sophomore season.
  • During his two seasons at Mumford, Gholston played both ways, recording 183 tackles, 28.0 sacks and two interceptions to go along with 55 catches for 970 yards and 14 touchdowns.
  • Nicknamed “Too Tall.”
  • Cousin Vernon Gholston was a first round selection of the New York Jets in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Born William Gholston on July 31, 1991, in Detroit, Michigan.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inactive for Weeks 1-2, 5 and did not play Week 4 before becoming a key reserve on the defensive line and eventually being inserted into the starting role for the final two contests.
  • Made NFL debut and first career tackle at New England (9/22).
  • Played in reserve role at Atlanta (10/20) and recorded one tackle.
  • Notched two tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted first career half-sack vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Registered one tackle and one quarterback hit at Detroit (11/24).
  • Posted career-high three tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Collected career-high four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a passed defensed vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Recorded a career-high eight tackles, including one for loss, and two passes defensed vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Made first career start at St. Louis (12/22), recording six tackles, including one for loss.
  • Started and contributed two tackles at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Started 24-of-36 games he played at Michigan State (2010-12), totaling 142 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 30.0 tackles for loss.
  • Entered the NFL Draft after his junior season
  • Finished his Michigan State career ranked 10th in school history in tackles for loss (30.0).
  • Recorded 10 passes defensed in 2012, the most by a defensive lineman in Spartans history and the most amongst FBS defensive linemen.
  • Two-time winner of the Danziger Award for defense (most outstanding Detroit-area player).
  • Led the Spartans in sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (13.0) as a junior.
  • Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media, while earning honorable mention from the league’s coaches in 2012. Earned second-team All-Big Ten Honors from Phil Steele.
  • Named a quarterfinalist for the Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year) in 2012.
  • Chosen as Defensive Player of the Game in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
  • Tallied 16.0 tackles for loss as a sophomore, tied for the seventh-most in Michigan State single-season history.
  • Recorded 5.0 tackles for loss in the 2012 Outback Bowl, the third-most in Michigan State history and the most ever in a bowl game, earning a spot on the ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports All-Bowl teams.
  • Named All-Big Ten second team by coaches and media, while also being selected for the second-team All-Big Ten by Yahoo! Sports as a sophomore.
  • Selected to the CollegeFootballNews.com’s second-team All-Sophomore team in 2011.
  • Led the team in tackles for loss (16.0), the seventh-most in Michigan State history.
  • Majored in human development and family studies.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Southeastern High School (Detroit, Michigan).
  • Chosen as an All-American by EA Sports, MaxPreps, SuperPrep and PrepStar (Dream Team).
  • Ranked as a Top 60 recruit by Tom Lemming (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 21), Lindy’s (No. 21), Athlon Sports (No. 24), Scout.com (No. 29), ESPNU (No. 42) and Sporting News (No. 60).
  • Ranked as one of the top defensive ends in the country by Tom Lemming (No. 3), Rivals.com (No. 3, strongside), Scouts, Inc. (No. 3), Scout.com (No. 4), Lindy’s (No. 5) and Athlon Sports (No. 5).
  • Rated as the top player in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Lansing State Journal.
  • Recorded 115 tackles as a senior, including 44.0 for loss, 27.0 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, two blocked punts and an interception returned for a touchdown.
  • Led the Public School League in tackles (101) and sacks (15.0) as a junior, while also tallying 37.0 tackles for loss.
  • Transferred from Mumford High School (Detroit, Michigan) following his sophomore season.
  • During his two seasons at Mumford, Gholston played both ways, recording 183 tackles, 28.0 sacks and two interceptions to go along with 55 catches for 970 yards and 14 touchdowns.
  • Nicknamed “Too Tall.”
  • Cousin Vernon Gholston was a first round selection of the New York Jets in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Born William Gholston on July 31, 1991, in Detroit, Michigan.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.