George Karlaftis

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Class Year2019
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2022 NFL Draft

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Round
1
Pick
30
OverAll
30
On3 College Rating
96.00
NATL.50
DL5
Exp2019 - 2021
Age21
2022
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Kansas City
2021
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Purdue
2018
West Lafayette
As a Recruit
Consensus
95.34
Natl.56
DL6
IN1
Class2019
CommittedCommitted Team10/20/17
High SchoolWest Lafayette
HometownWest Lafayette, IN
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Personal Life

George Karlaftis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. His parents, Amy and Matthew Karlaftis, met at Purdue and then moved to Greece, where Matt was from. Matt Karlaftis died of a heart attack in 2014 and Amy then moved the George and his three siblings to her hometown of West Lafayette, Indiana. He played water polo in Greece where he played goalie on the U-16 Greece national team. He didn’t start playing football until he moved to the US. Despite the late start, Karlaftis grew into a force at West Lafayette (Ind.) High where he was Indiana Class 3A Player of the Year as a senior. Karlaftis was also a two-time state champion in the shot put. He was an AP freshman All-American and All-Big Ten second team in 2019. He was second-team All-Big Ten again as a sophomore. His favorite saying is “Prove them wrong.” Matthew Karlaftis ran track and field at Miami. Amy Karlaftis was a three-sport star at West Lafayette High and left school as the girls’ basketball team’s leading scorer. His brother, Yanni Karlaftis, was a consensus four-star recruit in the 2021 recruiting class and is now a teammate at Purdue. George Karlaftis is majoring in selling & sales management at Purdue.

Recruiting Industry Comparison

consensus
95.34
National
56
Position - DL
6
State - IN
1
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NATL.-
DL-
IN-
98
NATL.27
DL3
IN1
84
NATL.71
DL8
IN1
5.9
NATL.137
DL14
IN2