Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed their fourth-round (No. 126 overall) pick from the 2013 NFL Draft in defensive end William Gholston to a four-year deal on Tuesday. Gholston had some solid numbers at Michigan State, registering a total of 142 tackles with 13 passes defensed, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 30 tackles for loss—10th most in the institution’s history. Photo Credit: TampaBayBuccaneers.com He left Michigan State after his junior year after earning second-team All-Big Ten honors for both his sophomore and junior seasons, and was a quarterfinalist for the Lombardi Award (lineman of the year). For his size (6-6, 281 pounds), the former Spartan is extremely versatile. Last season, Gholston, the cousin of free agent Vernon Gholston, led all FBS defensive linemen with 10 passes defensed and set a school record for passes defensed by any player at his position. Gholston’s abilities to play inside and outside of the defensive line will give him a solid ...
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