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William Gholston
DE #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
281
Age:
24
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
12
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 72 42 30 4.0 0 6 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 TB 15 9 42 28 14 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 12 2 30 14 16 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 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 27 career games, including 11 starts, totaling 73 tackles, 4.0 sacks and six passes defensed.
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 15 games, with nine starts, totaling 72 tackles, including nine for loss, two sacks and three passes defensed.
  • Inactive Week 1 vs. Carolina (9/7).
  • Made season debut in start vs. St. Louis (9/14) and recorded six tackles and one sack.
  • Registered two tackles, including one for loss, in start at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Started in win at Pittsburgh (9/28) and posted four tackles. Part of a defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Notched five tackles, including one for loss, one quarterback hit and one pass defensed at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Posted four tackles and first career blocked field goal vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Recorded three tackles, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered six tackles, including two for loss, and two quarterback hits at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Made one tackle vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Posted one tackle at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total yards of offense.
  • Registered one pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • In homecoming at Detroit (12/7), registered five tackles and one sack.
  • Played in reserve role at Carolina (12/14) and vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Tallied two tackles, both for loss, vs. New Orleans (12/28).

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:

  • Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure in 2014 and 2015 to raise funds and awareness for the 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.
  • 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 and 2014.
  • 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 27 career games, including 11 starts, totaling 73 tackles, 4.0 sacks and six passes defensed.
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 15 games, with nine starts, totaling 72 tackles, including nine for loss, two sacks and three passes defensed.
  • Inactive Week 1 vs. Carolina (9/7).
  • Made season debut in start vs. St. Louis (9/14) and recorded six tackles and one sack.
  • Registered two tackles, including one for loss, in start at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Started in win at Pittsburgh (9/28) and posted four tackles. Part of a defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Notched five tackles, including one for loss, one quarterback hit and one pass defensed at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Posted four tackles and first career blocked field goal vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Recorded three tackles, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered six tackles, including two for loss, and two quarterback hits at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Made one tackle vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Posted one tackle at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total yards of offense.
  • Registered one pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • In homecoming at Detroit (12/7), registered five tackles and one sack.
  • Played in reserve role at Carolina (12/14) and vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Tallied two tackles, both for loss, vs. New Orleans (12/28).

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:

  • Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure in 2014 and 2015 to raise funds and awareness for the 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.
  • 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 and 2014.
  • 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.
 

Recent Videos

  • Insider: Gholston on Bye Week

    Posted Oct 14, 2014

    Buccaneers Insider talks to DE William Gholston about how much can be accomplished during the Bucs bye week and how the defense plans to step up the intensity.

  • Gholston on PIT Run Game

    Posted Sep 25, 2014

    DE William Gholston talks to the media about the challenge of stopping the Steelers' run game.