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Charles Sawyer, CB

School: Ole Miss  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 183 lbs.
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Player Overview

Sawyer proved to be one of the few bright spots in an otherwise abysmal 2011 season for the Rebels. Flipping back and forth between cornerback and free safety as injuries robbed Mississippi of its depth, Sawyer registered 70 tackles and finished third in the SEC with 13 passes defended, including four interceptions. He'd flashed the ability to be a potential shutdown cornerback a year earlier. After redshirting in 2009, Sawyer quickly developed into one of the Rebels' more reliable defenders, posting 49 tackles and four passes defensed (two interceptions) despite only starting four of 12 games. Surrounded by a relative lack of talent, Sawyer's big plays in pass defense and surprising toughness as an open-field tackler (especially in run support) made him a fan favorite and Freeze quickly gravitated towards Sawyer as one of the faces of his program, bringing him to represent the university to the SEC Media junction in Birmingham, Alabama. Head coach Hugh Freeze asked Sawyer to make another position change, moving him to the rover position in his 4-2-5 alignment.

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STRENGTHS: Sawyer is smaller than scouts would prefer but there is no denying his versatility and playmaking ability. He possesses the quick feet and fluid hips to remain on the hip of wideouts and shows a nice burst to cut in front of them when the ball arrives. He tracks the ball well and makes up for his lack of height by catching the ball at its highest point. He's very quick to read run and is a reliable, form tackler who shows no hesitation coming up against bigger ball-carriers. WEAKNESSES: Is smaller than scouts would prefer for a next-level outside corner. Can get over-powered and boxed out by big-bodied receivers when playing the ball in the air. --ROB RANG
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09/09/2013 - Mississippi cornerback Charles Sawyer was arrested and charged with DUI and running a stop sign on campus this weekend. Lafayette County jail records state that Sawyer was arrested by a university police officer at 2 a.m. on Sunday and released five hours later after posting bail,. The university police department declined to release further details.

The senior was a third team All-Southeastern Conference preseason selection, but has not played much this season because of a lingering shoulder injury. Sawyer is one of the few veterans on defense as No. 25 Ole Miss (2-0) prepares to face Texas (1-1) on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Ole Miss spokesman Kyle Campbell wrote in a text that coach Hugh Freeze would address Sawyer's arrest at his weekly press conference later Monday. - AP Sports



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