Before Combine: Hgt: 6037, Wgt: 258, 40YD: 4.56-4.67-4.76
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's premier defensive end…All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice by the league's coaches and media…Started twelve games at the "Leo" (rush end) position, coming off the bench vs. Purdue…Guided a unit that led the nation in total defense (233.0 ypg), scoring defense (12.77 ppg), pass defense (150.15 ypg) and finished third in rushing defense (82.85 ypg)…Gholston ranked tied for third in the nation, as he set ther school season-record with fourteen sacks for minus 111 yards…His 15.5 stops for losses of 113 yards led the team and ranked eighth in the conference…Also had one fumble recovery that he advanced 25 yards for a touchdown…Made just three plays vs. the pass, but on 35 running plays directed at him, the opposition was held to minus 41 yards (-1.17 ypc)…Four of his tackles came on third-down plays, adding two stops on goal-line plays…The opposition managed just four first downs in his territory, including three on the ground. 13 GP; 13 GS; 49 TT, 15 TFL, 8.5 SK, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 1 QBH; Second-team All-Big Ten in '06. 2 GP; 0 GS; 1 TT; Suffered a broken left hand in the '05 season opener, was not ready to return until mid October and was redshirted. Recruited as a linebacker, but was switched to defensive end.
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08/23/12 - DE Vernon Gholston signed a one-year deal with the Rams.
Gholston was the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft but the Ohio State product didn't make the transition from college defensive end to 3-4 rush linebacker with the Jets. He was released after three seasons and never recorded a sack in a regular-season game.
Gholston was signed after working out for the Rams along with former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter. Carter isn't yet recovered from a torn quadriceps that ended his 2011 season with the Patriots in December.
08/23/12 - DE Vernon Gholston was signed Wednesday with the Rams short of defensive ends. However, the acclimation period is expected to prevent him from playing this week against Dallas. Gholston was last on an NFL roister when he was waived by the Bears last year on Aug. 29.