Charlie Goro - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#7 Charlie Goro


Class Redshirt Freshman
Height 6'2"
Weight 205
Hometown Park Ridge, Ill.
High School Maine South

Goro did not play as a redshirt freshman, as a backup behind starter Larry Smith and Jared Funk… A quality athlete, Goro has to continue improving his arm strength and accuracy.

Did not play as first-year quarterback, though made road trips with Commodores… Coaches allowed Goro to earn offensive playbook as a redshirt, giving him practice repetitions with second-team offense for much of the season.

High School
Two-time captain… Team MVP as senior… Named Parade Magazine and EA Sports All-American QB after leading Maine South Hawks to 8A state championship and first 14-0 record in school history… Completed 74 percent of passes (227 of 321) for 3,210 yards and 38 TDs as senior QB in spread offense… One of 50 players across America named as Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year… Set state title record rushing for 164 yards… Named Chicago Sun-Times[apos] Player of the Year… Consensus First Team All-State QB recipient… As a junior, passed for 2,720 yards and 26 TDs… Played WR as sophomore, catching 24 passes for 580 yards and 10 TDs… Ran anchor leg on winning 4×200-meter relay at Illinois 8A state meet as a junior… PR in 100 meters of 10.9.

Charles Franklin Goro… Son of Chuck and Kathy Goro… Born Oct. 1, 1990 in Chicago… Has four sisters: Taira, Grace, Gwen and Julie… Dad is real estate broker; mom is retired from Northwest Airlines… On Pop Warner team that won 2002 national title… Dad was standout defensive back at Southern Illinois… Enjoys fishing, snow skiing and wakeboarding… Working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.