William Gholston A Versatile End

April 27th, 2013

If there is anything to be said about the talents of Williams Gholston, it is that he is versatile.

The Michigan State defensive end played both left and right end. It didn’t matter who his opponent was, Gholston split time on both sides of the line. He wasn’t pigeonholed.

“I was never classified as a left or a right end,” Gholston told the Tampa Bay pen and mic club this afternoon. “I was a boundary end. What that means is if the ball was closer to the right boundary, I was there. If the ball was on the left boundary, I was on the left side.”

Gholston was also adept at penetration, racking up 30 tackles for loss in three years with the Spartans. Last year, Gholston led all BCS conference players with most batted down passes, 10, a lost art with Bucs linemen.

“Some of the techniques we were taught in practice was to put the same hand up as the hand the quarterback uses to release the ball,” Gholston said. “We have so much repetition in practices, it just happened.”

Gholston tried to shrug off the criticism that he is inconsistent or takes plays off.

“Now that I have the opportunistic to play in the NFL, I am going to take advantage of it.

2 Responses to “William Gholston A Versatile End”

  1. MR.T Says:

    If he can clear up some of the negatives could be a good backup/rotational player, we’ll see.

  2. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    He IS related to other Gholston. (Yeah the one that went sixth overall to the miserable Jets in 2008.)

    Just sayin’