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William Gholston
DE #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
281
Age:
26
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Detroit, MI
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
28
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 216 141 75 10.0 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2017 TB 11 8 28 15 13 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 TB 14 14 49 37 12 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2015 TB 16 11 67 47 20 3.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 TB 15 9 42 28 14 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 12 2 30 14 16 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 CHI W 29-7 5 2 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIN L 17-34 8 3 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG W 25-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NE L 14-19 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 33-38 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BUF L 27-30 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 CAR L 3-17 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NO L 10-30 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 NYJ W 15-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @MIA W 30-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL L 20-34 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @GB L 20-26 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DET L 21-24 1 0 1 0.0 -- 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.

Career Highlights:
Has played in 57 career games, including 36 starts, totaling 188 tackles, 10.0 sacks, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Registered first career forced fumble in win at Philadelphia (11/22/15).
Recorded first career partial sack on Monday Night Football against Miami (11/11/13).
Made first career start at St. Louis (12/22/13).
Made NFL debut at New England (9/22/13).
Registered first career blocked field goal vs. Baltimore (10/12/14).
Blocked extra point at New Orleans (9/20/15).
Posted first career multi-sack game with two in win vs. Atlanta (12/6).


2016 Highlights:
Opened all 14 games that he played at defensive end, registering 49 tackles, including nine for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Among NFL defensive linemen, ranks tied for 24th in tackles and tied for 25th in tackles for loss.
Started at defensive end in Buccaneers’ 31-24 season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11).
Recorded three tackles at Arizona (9/18).
Posted six tackles vs. Los Angeles (9/25).
Notched three tackles, including one for loss, and a quarterback hit vs. Denver (10/2).
Registered five tackles and a fumble recovery in win at Carolina (10/10).
Collected seven tackles and a sack in win at San Francisco (10/23).
Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, vs. Oakland (10/30).
Notched four tackles, including two for loss, one sack and three quarterback hits vs. Atlanta (11/3).
Forced fumble, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, and added four tackles in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).
Posted two tackles, including one for loss, in win at Kansas City (11/20).
Helped limit Seattle (11/27) to 245 net yards of offense in 14-5 Buccaneers win.
Tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in win at San Diego (12/4).
Logged one tackle in 16-11 win vs. New Orleans (12/11).
Notched four tackles and a sack at Dallas (12/18).
Inactive for final two games with an elbow injury.


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.
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:
In November 2015, helped deliver canned goods and toys to Metropolitan Ministries for the annual Raymond James “Sack Hunger Stack Toys” program.
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, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from Buccaneers Academy schools attending Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo KIDS Halloween event in October 2015.
Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Davis Elementary in September 2015.
Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
In October 2014, visited Metropolitan Ministries to play games with children for the Ministries’ annual Fall Festival.
In September 2014, participated in a Buccaneers Academy ribbon-cutting ceremony and helped build an outdoor class at Sheehy Elementary in Tampa.
In September 2014, interacted with military members stationed overseas through a Pro vs. GI Joe event at the Buccaneers-sponsored USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport.
In February 2014 presented students at Pizzo Elementary with $2,000-worth of PE equipment for winning the Buccaneers PLAY 60 Challenge.
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 team-building 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.

Career Highlights:
Has played in 57 career games, including 36 starts, totaling 188 tackles, 10.0 sacks, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Registered first career forced fumble in win at Philadelphia (11/22/15).
Recorded first career partial sack on Monday Night Football against Miami (11/11/13).
Made first career start at St. Louis (12/22/13).
Made NFL debut at New England (9/22/13).
Registered first career blocked field goal vs. Baltimore (10/12/14).
Blocked extra point at New Orleans (9/20/15).
Posted first career multi-sack game with two in win vs. Atlanta (12/6).


2016 Highlights:
Opened all 14 games that he played at defensive end, registering 49 tackles, including nine for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Among NFL defensive linemen, ranks tied for 24th in tackles and tied for 25th in tackles for loss.
Started at defensive end in Buccaneers’ 31-24 season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11).
Recorded three tackles at Arizona (9/18).
Posted six tackles vs. Los Angeles (9/25).
Notched three tackles, including one for loss, and a quarterback hit vs. Denver (10/2).
Registered five tackles and a fumble recovery in win at Carolina (10/10).
Collected seven tackles and a sack in win at San Francisco (10/23).
Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, vs. Oakland (10/30).
Notched four tackles, including two for loss, one sack and three quarterback hits vs. Atlanta (11/3).
Forced fumble, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, and added four tackles in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).
Posted two tackles, including one for loss, in win at Kansas City (11/20).
Helped limit Seattle (11/27) to 245 net yards of offense in 14-5 Buccaneers win.
Tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in win at San Diego (12/4).
Logged one tackle in 16-11 win vs. New Orleans (12/11).
Notched four tackles and a sack at Dallas (12/18).
Inactive for final two games with an elbow injury.


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.
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:
In November 2015, helped deliver canned goods and toys to Metropolitan Ministries for the annual Raymond James “Sack Hunger Stack Toys” program.
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, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from Buccaneers Academy schools attending Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo KIDS Halloween event in October 2015.
Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Davis Elementary in September 2015.
Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
In October 2014, visited Metropolitan Ministries to play games with children for the Ministries’ annual Fall Festival.
In September 2014, participated in a Buccaneers Academy ribbon-cutting ceremony and helped build an outdoor class at Sheehy Elementary in Tampa.
In September 2014, interacted with military members stationed overseas through a Pro vs. GI Joe event at the Buccaneers-sponsored USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport.
In February 2014 presented students at Pizzo Elementary with $2,000-worth of PE equipment for winning the Buccaneers PLAY 60 Challenge.
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 team-building 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.

 

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