Charles Cheek is in his second season with North Carolina A&T. Cheek competed for the Grambling Tigers during his football collegiate career.
He served as team captain in 2010, and played tight end for three seasons before becoming a running back during the 2010 season. His best season was in 2009 when he totaled nine receptions for 110 yards in seven games. He had two receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore. He also played fullback as a freshman, and helped pave the way for running backs Frank Warren and Cornelius Walker to combine for 1,466 yards. He was also named to the Grambling State Presidents List in 2007 and ‘09.
He was a captain of the Starr’s Mill High School football team in 2007, helping the Panthers earn a spot in the Georgia Class 4A State Football Playoffs. Cheek holds the all-time receptions record for Starr’s Mill High School.
Cheek has volunteered his time at several youth organizations over the years. He served as the vice president for Athletes Committed to Excellence, mentoring student-athletes in their academic and athletic programs. He also volunteered at the Delta Classic for Literacy in Little Rock, Ark., and tutored children at the Boys and Girls Club of America in Ruston, La.
He is pursuing a graduate degree in management information systems at A&T after earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from Grambling State in 2011.