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88 - Charlie Seivers
Charlie Seivers
Born: Aug. 24, 1987
Height: 6-3
Weight: 250
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Webb
Position: DE
Major: Business

Selected as a team captain for the 2010 season...one of the strongest players on the roster, Charlie returns to his starting role at the Bear defensive end position...has shown steady growth and development in his role on the squad and will cap off his career in a true leadership role, on and off the field...a leader among the defensive linemen and one of the hardest workers up front...brings good size and speed to the position...lines up against opponent tight end or offensive tackle...quality player as a run stopper and rushing the passer...made the move from outside linebacker to defensive end...was a preseason all-OVC selection prior to the 2009 season, but saw his overall tackle numbers decrease due to his position change...could be considered a candidate for post-season honors...has become a quiet leader for the Golden Eagles...should continue to have a huge impact on the defense...a defensive weapon...great athletic skills...will also play in the backfield on punt team.

At TECH - (In 2009): Played in all 11 games and lined up as the starter in nine contests at Bear defensive end spot...numbers declined due to position switch from outside linebacker...finished the year with 19 total tackles including nine solo stops...had 1.5 tackles-for-loss...forced a fumble at Kansas State...season-high six tackles in Tech's Sgt. York victory over Austin Peay.

(In 2008):
Moving to the defensive side of scrimmage allowed Charlie to emerge as a standout performer in his sophomore campaign...ranked fourth on the team in total tackles, and led Tech while ranking sixth in the OVC in quarterback sacks with five...had 65 total tackles, including 30 solo stops...finished the year ranked second on the team in tackles-for-loss with 10.5 for team-best 47 yards in lost yardage...caused a fumble at Louisville...ranked 27th overall in the OVC in total tackles, averaging 5.4 per game...impressive game against Eastern Kentucky with career-high 12 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss...had QB sacks against Gardner-Webb, Louisville, Central Methodist, Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay...had eight tackles at Tennessee State, seven at Austin Peay and vs. Jacksonville State.

(In 2007): Saw action in eight games at tight end...didn't post any statistics...filled a role as a blocker...

(In 2006): Made an appearance in the EKU contest...received a medical redshirt season in his rookie year.

High School: Charlie helped lead Webb School to a 9-3 overall record and a berth in the TSSAA Division II-AA state championship game...joined prep teammate Taylor Askew in the Golden Eagle signing class of 2006...lettered four years in football, playing tight end and defensive end for coach Dave Meske...also lettered three years on the baseball team, playing four different positions...named Mr. Football and all-state, along with all-KIL...all-state and region Player of the Year in baseball...had 16 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns from his TE position...on defense he had 48 total tackles, including 14 TFL and eight sacks.

PERSONAL: The son of Larry and Sally Seivers...born August 24, 1987 in Knoxville, Tenn...full name is Larry Charles Seivers...enrolled in political science.