Originally a defensive end, he moved to tackle in 2008 ... Has worked hard to gain approximately 30 pounds since his arrival ... Missed the 2007 season because of a knee injury.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action.
2007 (Freshman): Redshirted after having a knee injury.
High School: Athletic defensive end for Westlake HS in Atlanta, Ga. ... Also played some tight end during his career in addition to his primary role as a defensive end ... Made 61 tackles his senior year, with three quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery ... Helped team advance to the second round of the state playoffs his senior year ... Coached by Dallas Allen ... "Charles has his best football in front of him," Allen said. "As he gets bigger, faster, and stronger he will be a force to be reckoned with. He has the ability to get up the field and also can develop into a run-stopper." ... A four-year letterman in baseball, playing first base ... Played for an all-star team during the summer, the Carolina Hurricanes, which won the World Series for their playing division ... Member of the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America ... Charles picked Kentucky over Mississippi State, Troy, and Kent State.
Personal: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Najee and Celeste Mustafaa ... Comes from a family with a great tradition in athletics ... Najee Mustafaa was a defensive back at Georgia Tech and went on to a seven-year career in the National Football League with Minnesota, Cleveland, and Oakland ... Najee had been recruited by UK in high school, which led him to interest his son in the Wildcats ... A cousin, Derek Smith, played basketball at the University of Louisville and played pro ball for nine seasons in the National Basketball Association with the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento, Philadelphia, and Boston ... Another cousin, Tray Rutland, played football at Mississippi State ... Major is family science.