Columbia Football BIO
Charles Melka
Player Profile:
Charles Melka 1513439
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy
Major: Political Science
Experience: 3 Letters


Saw action in one game … Played in first career contest at Georgetown (Sept 24).


Contributed on the offensive line.


Contributed on the offensive line.


A 2014 graduate of Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., where he played xx years of varsity football for head coach Patrick New … All All-East Suburban Catholic Conference 2012 … All-Area selection by the Daily Herald … Named All-State by … Academic all-state selection in 2012 … 2013 Illinois State Scholar, a prestigious award given to only 10 percent of high school seniors statewide … Led the Redwings to a 6-4 overall record as a senior … Also lettered in track & field … Honored as Rookie of the Year as a junior in track and field … Excelled in the shot put and discus ... Best shot put was a 44-5 ½ throw.


Born Charles P. Melka on December 3, 1994 … Son of Charlie and Jeanette Melka … Older brother Nicholas lettered in football for Columbia in 2012 and 2013 and graduated in 2015 … Father attended Arizona State and mother attended Loyola, Ill. … Chose Columbia over offers from North Dakota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Illinois, South Dakota State and Southern Illinois … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.

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