Gholston Selected by Buccaneers

Spartan Digest
Posted Apr 28, 2013

Former Michigan State defensive end William Gholston selected in fourth round of NFL Draft.

The call came in the fourth round (No. 126 overall) for former Michigan State defensive end William Gholston as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the Detroit, Mich., native who enjoyed a solid career with 142 tackles, including 30 for losses (102 yards) and 10 sacks (56 yards), in 36 career games career games for the Green & White.

The 30 tackles for loss ranks 10th in school history and also produced 16 total tackles, with six resulting in losses (21 yards) including three sacks in two postseason bowl appearances.

“Will Gholston anchored a defensive line that helped Michigan State rank No. 1 in the Big Ten in rush defense, total defense and scoring defense and finished among the NCAA’s Top 10 in all those categories,” Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said. “He’s an active player, who consistently provided a physical presence at the point of attack. Will has a tremendous upside and the physical skills to become a consistent playmaker.”

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