Carolina Cobras Sign Two-Time IFL MVP Charles McCullum

12/05/2017 9:57 PM -

GREENSBORO – The Carolina Cobras are entering their inaugural season in 2018 and are proud to announce the signing of the the 2016 and 2017 IFL MVP Quarterback Charles McCullum. 

McCullum (6’2”, 205) spent the last two seasons with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks, recording 6,008 passing yards for 87 touchdowns, 408 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns, and was named IFL’s MVP for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons. McCullum spent two seasons with the Nashville Venom (2014-2015) where he led Nashville to back to back playoff appearances and to the league championship game in 2015. Prior to the Venom, McCullum played for the Cedar Rapid Titans from 2012 to 2013, helping Cedar Rapids to a 2013 United Conference Championship after recording 30 touchdowns and completing 109 of 190 passes in 10 games. McCullum began his pro career in 2010 with the Kent Predators and Seattle Timberwolves where he spent two seasons (2010-2011), During time with the Timberwolves his  recorded 1,907 passing yards and 45 touchdowns, and 687 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. 

Prior to his professional career, McCullum played his freshman season at FAMU where he played in five games, recording 42 passes for 203 yards a touchdown and 54 rushing yards. He was the first freshman quarterback to bring FAMU to victory over Tennessee State in 25 years. McCullum finished his college career at Stillman College. As a sophomore, he passed for 1,470 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for 308 yards. During his junior year, he recorded 2,103 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and 330 rushing yards. 

Charles McCullum is a native of Atlanta, GA, where he started at Frederick Douglass High School. He was a part of a football program that helped produce NFL players like Jamal Lewis and Ahmad Carroll. 


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