The word on the lips of every Dallas cowboy fan is: If Charles Tapper can survive a season without injury, they have a very special player on their hands. Charles Tapper Jr. is a defensive player in American football who plays for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL).
Tapper has proven to be an accomplished athlete who has made the transition from one sport to a whole new sport. Tapper has had his own fair share of injuries and stormy recoveries.
Tapper was born on May 7, 1993, in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the son of Rhonda and Charles Tapper Sr. His full birth name is Charles Orville Tapper Jr. When he was in high school, it was obvious that Tapper was athletically inclined, but his focus was on basketball, which he first played at Baltimore City College.
His senior year ended with 100 tackles and five sacks. He caught 10 passes over 200 yards and 5 touchdowns as a tight end. At the end of high school, Tapper accepted a soccer scholarship from the University of Oklahoma. He became a starter on defense, making 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks and defending a pass as a student. This was followed by 39 tackles, two defended passes and three sacks.
In senior age he made 50 tackles, 7 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 3 defended passes and one fumble recovery. In 2015 he received an honorable mention from Sports Illustrated and was named All-Big 12 First Team by the coaches of the league. Against West Virginia, he set a career-high-ght tackle, West Virginia.
Tappers’ professional career began when he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as 101st in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was supposed to play in a 4-3 defense on defense. His hopes for this season were somewhat dampened, however, as he was diagnosed with a pre-existing back condition during the training camp. As a result, Tapper missed all matches of the previous season as well as three weeks of the regular season.
When he returned, he was added to the injured reserve on September 28, 2016. He made his debut in 2017 against the New York Giants, and in that game he made his first career move. On October 4, he suffered a broken foot during training on October 4 and was placed on the injury reserve list on October 5 after surgery.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Charles Tapper is blessed for competitive sports with an impressive physique. Analysts believe he has the strength and ability to dominate the NFL for years to come, but unfortunately, he has been hampered by injuries over the past two years. But apart from that, he has the talent to excel without a doubt. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and weighs 270 lbs. (122 kg)
Other Facts About Charles Tapper
We take a look at some facts about Charles Tapper that you probably didn’t know about.
- Charles Tapper is an orphan. His father Charles died when he was four years old and his mother Rhonda died in January 2018 after a fight with multiple myeloma.
- Tapper has no biological siblings, but he has two brothers, Shawn and Jordan. They were both adopted by his mother.
- Charles has a beautiful daughter, Adriana.
- In a 40-yard sprint, Tapper scored a time of 4.59 seconds, making him the fastest lineman in the 2016 draft.
- He has a vertical jump of 34 inches. His long jump in long jump or standing is 9 ft 11 inches.
- During his studies at the university, Charles Tapper studied communication
- He was an outstanding player for Nike Baltimore Elite.
- Charles Tapper’s talent was first noticed at the Army All-American Bowl.
- Although he was unable to play for the Cowboys on the field, Tapper boasted a mean NBA 2K playing strength when he declared he was the champion in the locker room.
- Tapper scored in the Sooner’s 2013 game against Baylor. He was suspended for it and calls it “the stupidest thing” he has ever done.
- His 4-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys is worth $2,957,880, it also includes a $617,880 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $739,470.