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Charles Snowden

Charles Snowden
No. 49 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-27) March 27, 1998 (age 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Albans School
(Washington, D.C.)
College:Virginia (2017–2020)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:2
Player stats at PFR

Charles Snowden (born March 27, 1998) is an American football defensive end[1] for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia.

Early life and high school

Snowden grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and initially attended James Hubert Blake High School, where he played basketball and junior varsity football, before transferring to St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. after his freshman year. He enrolled with intention on focusing only on basketball, but Snowden returned to football during his junior year.[2] Snowden committed to play college football at Virginia over an offer to play college basketball at St. Francis (PA).[3]

College career

Snowden became a starter in his sophomore season and finished second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss along with 2.5 sacks and two interceptions.[4][5] As a junior, he was named honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference after recording 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and 11 quarterback hurries.[6] Snowden started the first eight games of his senior season before breaking his ankle in a win over Abilene Christian and was named second-team All-ACC after leading the Cavaliers with six sacks and 10 tackles for loss.[7][8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
6 ft 6+38 in
(1.99 m)
243 lb
(110 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
21 reps
All values from Pro Day[9][10]

Chicago Bears

Snowden signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft.[11][12] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14] On December 11, Snowden was promoted to the active roster in advance of the team's game against the Green Bay Packers. Snowden would make his NFL debut in the same game.[15]

He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 11, 2022.[16] He was waived on August 30, 2022.[17]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snowden was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on November 8, 2022.[18] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 17, 2023.[19] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[20]

Las Vegas Raiders

Snowden was signed to the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad on December 5, 2023.[21] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 8, 2024.[22]


  1. ^ "Charles Snowden".
  2. ^ "Once a basketball recruit, St. Albans senior Charles Snowden accepts an offer he can't refuse from Virginia football". The Washington Post. October 4, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "St. Alban's senior Charles Snowden finishes high school football career with eyes on UVA". November 17, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Wang, Gene (September 28, 2018). "A 6-foot-7 linebacker is standing out for Virginia football". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Three things we learned about Charles Snowden in Virginia's win over Old Dominion". The Daily Progress. September 23, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "UVa's Charles Snowden still seeking the performance of previous 3 seasons". Roanoke Times. October 15, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "UVA LB Charles Snowden's season over after broken ankle". Richmond Times-Dispatch. November 22, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  8. ^ Willett, Preston (December 22, 2020). "Snowden, Jackson earn All-ACC honors". Archived from the original on December 24, 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Charles Snowden Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Charles Snowden, Virginia, OLB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Snowden, Poljan and Amos sign undrafted free agent deals". Richmond Times-Dispatch. May 2, 2021. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "Bears OLB Charles Snowden is not your typical undrafted rookie". Chicago Sun-Times. May 16, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 31, 2021). "Roster Moves: Bears announce 53-man roster".
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2021). "Roster Moves: Bears sign 13 players to practice squad".
  15. ^ "Bears flex Charles Snowden to the active roster, downgrade Akiem Hicks to out". December 11, 2021.
  16. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 11, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears sign 11 to reserve/future contracts".
  17. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit".
  18. ^ "Bucs Add Pass Rusher To Practice Squad". November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  19. ^ Smith, Scott (January 17, 2023). "Bucs Re-Sign 13 Practice Squad Players for 2023".
  20. ^ Smith, Scott (August 30, 2023). "Bucs Cut Down to 53 for Regular Season, Place Ryan Jensen on IR".
  21. ^ Edwards, Levi (December 5, 2023). "Raiders sign DE Janarius Robinson to active roster". Retrieved December 5, 2023.
  22. ^ "Raiders announce 15 Reserve/Future signings". January 8, 2024.
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