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Charlie Peprah biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2022-02-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Charlie Peprah is a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.


• Returns to the Packers after spending the second half of the 2009 season with the Falcons.
• Originally a fifth-round draft choice by the N.Y. Giants in 2006, was claimed off waivers by the Packers one week before the start of the regular season.
• Totaled 11 special teams tackles and forced two fumbles on kickoff returns in 2007.
• Played four seasons at Alabama at multiple positions in the defensive backfield, recording 210 tackles and nine interceptions.
• As a senior at Plano (Texas) East High School, was used mostly at tailback and accumulated six 100-yard games and 1,500 all-purpose yards.
• Grandfather is a former head of state of the West African republic of Ghana.

PRO CAREER:

A reserve safety and special-teams contributor during his first three seasons in Green Bay, makes his return to the Packers after spending the second half of the 2009 season with the Atlanta Falcons... Went to training camp with the Packers in ’09, but sustained a knee injury in Aug. 20 night practice that sent him to injured reserve on Sept. 6... Reached an injury settlement with the team on Sept. 10, before eventually signing with Atlanta as a free agent on Nov. 4... Appeared in two games for the Falcons on special teams... Began his Packers career as a waiver pickup... Originally drafted in the fifth round in 2006 by the N.Y. Giants, was released in the final roster reduction despite one preseason interception and claimed off waivers by the Packers just before the start of the 2006 season... Has played in 39 games over four years, amassing 21 tackles from scrimmage and 24 on special teams... Saw his most action on defense in 2008, getting his first and only pro start in Week 5 vs. Atlanta and posting a career-high six tackles on his way to 19 for the season with two pass break-ups... Had career-best 11 special teams tackles in 2007, including two forced fumbles on kickoffs... His NFL snaps from scrimmage have been limited to safety, but has the ability to play anywhere in the secondary.

2009 : Appeared in two games for Atlanta on special teams and posted one tackle... Inactive for six contests and did not play at N.Y. Giants (Nov. 22)... Signed with the Falcons as a free agent on Nov. 4... Went to training camp with the Packers, but sustained knee injury during Aug. 20 night practice that sidelined him for the final three preseason contests... Was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 6, but was waived/injury settlement on Sept. 10... Inactive for final two games of the season with the Falcons due to a hamstring injury... Vs. New Orleans (Dec. 13): Made Falcons debut vs. New Orleans, seeing time on special teams... At N.Y. Jets (Dec. 20): Registered a tackle on special teams.

2008: Played in 13 games with one start...Registered 19 tackles and two passes defensed along with nine stops on special teams...Was inactive for opening two games as he continued to recover from hamstring injury sustained in training camp practice Aug. 5... Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Made season debut, replacing FS Nick Collins (back injury) in the second half and registering three tackles... Vs. Atlanta (Oct. 5): Started first NFL game at SS with Atari Bigby (hamstring) and Aaron Rouse (knee) both sidelined with injuries and recorded a career-high six tackles... At Seattle (Oct. 12): Played at SS the entire second half after Rouse left game with head injury and posted four tackles... Vs. Indianapolis (Oct. 19): Saw limited time in second half at safety and broke up a pass. Also tied for team lead with season-high two special teams tackles... At Minnesota (Nov. 9): Matched season high with two special teams tackles... At Chicago (Dec. 22): Again matched season high with two special teams stops... Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Came in during second quarter at SS when Rouse left the game with a knee injury and played the remainder of the game there. Posted three tackles and a pass defensed, and recorded two tackles on special teams for the fourth time on the year.

2007: Started training camp low on the depth chart and emerged as the No. 2 SS... Played in all 16 games (plus both playoff contests), primarily on special teams, making 11 coverage stops and forcing two fumbles on kickoff returns... Also had two tackles from scrimmage... At N.Y. Giants (Sept. 16): On a fourth-quarter kickoff, jarred the ball loose from KR Ahmad Bradshaw; Tracy White recovered and the Packers scored a TD on the ensuing drive, giving Green Bay a 28-13 lead in the eventual 35-13 victory... At Detroit (Nov. 22): Replaced Rouse at FS in second half after Rouse left the game with a knee injury, and made two solo tackles, the first stops of his career... At St. Louis (Dec. 16): Forced KR Derek Stanley to fumble (recovered by the Rams)... Vs. Seattle (NFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Made three special teams tackles.

2006: The Giants’ fifth-round pick in 2006, was claimed off waivers by the Packers, Sept. 3... Played in eight games, exclusively on special teams, and was inactive for eight contests... Had a pair of special teams tackles... At San Francisco (Dec. 10): Ran down Brandon Williams after a 25-yard punt return... At Chicago (Dec. 31): Pushed Bernard Berrian out of bounds after a 7-yard punt return... 2006 Draft: Taken in the fifth round by the N.Y. Giants (158th overall, 30th DB taken)... In four preseason contests with the Giants, notched five tackles and an INT that he returned 19 yards vs. the N.Y. Jets (Aug. 25). Was waived in the Giants’ final preseason roster reduction and claimed by the Packers the next day.

COLLEGE:
Played in a total of 50 games at various positions in the secondary at Alabama, starting 45 and finishing his career with 210 tackles (163 solo), nine INTs (returning two for TDs), five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 24 passes defensed... Holds an undergraduate degree in marketing and a master’s degree in financial planning... Senior season (2005): Playing his second consecutive year at SS, recorded 43 tackles (28 solo, three for loss), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed... Was a preseason first-team All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report and a preseason second-team All-SEC pick by the league’s coaches... Recorded a season-high six tackles vs. Arkansas (Sept. 24) and at Mississippi (Oct. 15)... Closed his career with three tackles and a pass defensed against Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2)... Junior season (2004): Shifted to SS after two years playing CB and started every game... Ranked fifth on the team with 51 tackles (34 solo, two for loss) and had one pass defensed and one INT... Played a major role on a defense that ranked first in the SEC and second in the country in yards allowed (245.5 per game), and first in the country in passing yards allowed (113.1)... Secondary allowed only nine TD receptions, down from 23 the previous year... Had a season-high 11 tackles (10 solo) vs. Minnesota (Dec. 31) in Music City Bowl... Named an Academic All-SEC selection... Sophomore season (2003): Took over at LCB and was named a second-team All-SEC pick by The NFL Draft Report... Tied for the team lead with four INTs, including one returned for a TD, and led the team with 14 passes defensed to rank fourth on the school’s all-time single-season list... Ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 69 tackles (62 solo, three for loss)... Also had one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries... Returned an INT 51 yards for a TD in his first start at LCB in season opener vs. South Florida (Aug. 30)... Had a career-high 14 tackles (13 solo), forced and recovered a fumble, and returned an INT 36 yards vs. LSU (Nov. 15)... Redshirt freshman season (2002): Appeared in every game, starting five at RCB and three at nickel back... A freshman All-America selection by Sporting News and a consensus freshman All-SEC choice by the league’s coaches, Knoxville News and Sporting News... Tied for the team lead with four INTs, returning one for a TD... Finished with 47 tackles (39 solo, 1½ for loss), an assisted sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and three passes defensed... Had a season-high eight tackles and returned an INT 35 yards for a TD vs. Georgia (Oct. 5) in the fourth quarter, giving the Crimson Tide a 25-24 lead in a game it eventually lost 27-25... Returned an INT 48 yards vs. Tennessee (Oct. 26).

PERSONAL:
Born Charles Yaw Peprah in Fort Worth, Texas... Grandfather, I.K. Acheampong, is a former head of state of the West African republic of Ghana, who came to power in a coup d’etat in 1972, ruled until 1977 and was executed in a revolution in 1979... That prompted his parents to emigrate first to Europe and then to the United States, where his father began attending school at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth... Brother, Richard, played football at Wyoming, and another brother, Josh, is a redshirt freshman DB at the University of Wisconsin.

High school: Attended Plano East (Texas) High School and used mostly as a tailback as a senior, rushing 95 times for 925 yards and nine TDs, plus 487 yards receiving... Posted six 100-yard games and 1,500 all-purpose yards... As a junior at DB, led team with four INTs and also had 121 tackles... Named sophomore of the year in one of the toughest districts in the state of Texas... Community involvement: Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the Al Harris Stars and Strikes Celebrity Bowling Event, the Shindig at 1265 and the United Way Hometown Huddle event, spreading woodchips around the new playground equipment at the local Beaumont Elementary School... Helped the Green Bay Fire Department by checking area households’ fire detectors... Helped coach youth football players at the annual Junior Power Pack clinic... Has served as instructor at a football camp in Mississippi co-hosted by former Alabama teammate DeMeco Ryans of the Houston Texans... Plans to one day start his own football camp for inner-city children...

As Hobbies/interests: Personal Web site is CharliePeprah.net and gives fans updates regarding his season and offseason progress... Is an independent business owner with the website, Quickstar.com... Is interested in pursuing a career in real estate after football... Enjoys going to the movies, playing video games, listening to music, and making beats on his beat machine.

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