A relative newcomer to football, Charles Tapper only began playing the game as a junior in high school, but now plays for the Oklahoma Sooners. He’s certainly caught on quickly, earning first-team all-Big 12 honors as a sophomore in 2013. He started 12 of 13 games and registered 49 total tackles and nine tackles for loss. At 6-4, 281 pounds, Tapper brings speed, quickness and athleticism to the field, qualities first honed as a top-flight basketball prospect in the Baltimore area. Coming off a solid 2013 campaign in his first year starting, Tapper could be in for a breakout type year in 2014.
Didn’t start playing football until his junior year at City College High School in Baltimore, but by the time he was done he was considered a four-star recruit. Finished his senior year with 100 tackles and five sacks, but also caught 10 passes for 200 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end. Was also a standout basketball player for the Nike Baltimore Elite team.
Got off to a slow start at Oklahoma, but got on the field for five games as a true freshman in 2012, registering two tackles. Things changed quickly in 2013. Tapper earned a starting nod and went on to add 5.5 tackles for loss and a pass broken up to his totals. Missed only the Iowa State game Nov. 16.
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