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Charles Rush

College, High School
About Charles Rush

Charles Rush, a 6-foot 2-inch, 285-pound two-way tackle, was a Parade All-America selection and a second-team USA Today All-American as a senior at Cathedral Prep in 2000. He was voted Associated Press State Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year and was a finalist for the inaugural High School Heisman award. Charles was a three-time all-state pick and a three-time all-Metro League selection. As a sophomore, he started both ways for the 1998 Prep team that reached the PIAA Class 4A semifinals. He also set the school record that year with nine sacks. As a junior, he helped the Ramblers reach the PIAA championship game where Prep lost to state power Central Bucks West, 14-13. As a senior, Charles helped the Ramblers win the PIAA Quad-A title with a 41-35 overtime win over Central Bucks West, ending the Bucks’ 59-game winning streak. He had a remarkable 18 tackles in that game, including 10 solo stops.  He went on to enjoy a standout career at Penn State University. He played defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman before moving to the offensive line as a sophomore. He started three seasons at left guard for Penn State, helping the Nittany Lions’ win the Big Ten title in 2005.