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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Charles Edwards & Darius Fleming

September 23, 2017

From Mt. Carmel High School, Charles Edwards

Charles graduated with the class of ‘91’. He played the position of offensive guard for the Mt. Carmel football team. He played for 2 state championship teams and took part in a 4-year record of 42-1. He personally achieved All- State, and All-Area in All-Catholic League. Charles earned a football scholarship to the University of Illinois where he lettered and was able to play in the Holiday Bowl, the Sun Bowl and Liberty Bowl. Charles has since coached football for 20 years, spending his last 2 years as the freshmen offensive line coach for his alma mater, Mt. Carmel.

From St. Rita High School, Darius Fleming

Fleming as a St. Rita Alum recorded 105 tackles including 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks, and helped lead St. Rita to the Class 7A state championship. As a senior, he led St. Rita to the Chicago Prep Bowl city championship and was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to commit to Notre Dame, playing defensive end and outside linebacker during his tenure for the Irish. His impressive stats earned him a spot in the draft where he was taken on by the 49ers. He eventually sign with the New England Patriots in 2014. Fleming went on to play in Super Bowl XLIX championship, and recovered a Josh Cribbs muffed punt in the AFC Championship Game.

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