Position
Center
Height
6'2
Weight
278 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Stuttgart, Ark.
High School
Stuttgart HS

CAREER
One of the most productive and consistent offensive linemen in school history … Played in 46 games during his LSU career, starting 41 times … Made 39 starts at center and LSU was 30-9 in those games … Other starts came at left guard during his redshirt freshman season in 2005 … Graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in general studies … Signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans in April of 2009.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Started all 13 game at center for the Tigers … Played a total of 757 snaps from scrimmage … Finished with 62 knockdowns … Graded out at 85% or better seven times, including season-best 90% in bowl win over Georgia Tech … Had season-best seven knockdowns in back-to-back games against Alabama and Troy. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Played and started all 14 games … Has helped pave the way for an LSU offense that ranks second in the SEC and 11th in the country in rushing yards per game … Played a total of 986 snaps from scrimmage … Played every snap in games against Florida (80 plays), Auburn (68), Alabama (80), Arkansas (101) and Tennessee (81) … Paces the offensive line with 78 knockdown blocks this season … Also has four pancake blocks to his credit … Turned in a season-high 12 knockdown blocks in the win over Florida … Had 11 knockdowns and two pancake blocks versus South Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Played and started in 12 games for the Tigers … Starting center who recorded a team-high 108 knockdown blocks and 15 pancake blocks, while being whistled for just four penalties … Saw action on 695 plays from scrimmage … Was dominate in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee, registering a season-high 28 knockdown blocks and two pancakes … Turned in a solid performance against Tulane, recording a team-high 13 knockdown blocks and a season-best three pancake blocks … Led the O-line with 10 knockdown blocks against Mississippi State … Did not play against Fresno State (concussion).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Talented redshirt freshman who opened the year as the starter at left guard … Played in five games with two starts … Started against Arizona State and Tennessee before missing the Mississippi State and Vanderbilt games with an injury … Returned to action in a backup role against Florida … Saw limited action against Florida and Auburn before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against North Texas … In all, played a total of 105 snaps from scrimmage … Had three pancakes and 22 knockdowns … Allowed only one sack and one quarterback pressure … Whistled for one penalty.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Back-up offensive lineman who saw action in two games … Granted a medical redshirt following the season … Saw first collegiate action in win over Arkansas State … Also played against Mississippi State … Had one pancake and one knockdown in 11 plays vs. Arkansas State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Arguably the top offensive lineman out of the state of Arkansas … A four-year starter at offensive guard and defensive tackle … Finished junior season with 48 tackles and five sacks on defense and registered 48 pancake blocks on the offensive line … Member of state championship team that posted a 14-0 record in 2002 … Member of a FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first team … Coached by Bobby Bolding.

PERSONAL
Full name is Charles Brett Helms … Born on April 16, 1986, in Pine Bluff, Ark. … Parents are Ronnie and Margaret Helms … Has two siblings, Taylor and Trey … Trey was a member of the LSU football team for two years (2007-08) … His dad graduated from LSU with a Ph.D. in agronomy, while his mom is a native of Baton Rouge … Hobbies include hunting and fishing … Favorite movie is “The Sandlot” and his favorite subject is math.

 

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