George Karlaftis is a Greek-born professional American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).
He participated in the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Game and won Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts there. He attended Purdue in January 2019 after finishing high school early. He participated in football for the Purdue Boilermakers at Purdue.
He took part in spring practice as a true freshman and started all 12 games. He finished third on the team with 54 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
He only participated in three games as a sophomore in 2020 because of a favourable COVID-19 outcome, but he finished the season with four tackles and two sacks. He was a member of both the Second Team and the Academic All-Big Ten Second Team. His three tackles for the year included two solo stops, one of which was a sack against Iowa on October 24.
He recorded another sack on October 31 at Illinois. After registering 4.5 sacks in 2021, he announced his intention to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. In the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Karlaftis as the thirty-first overall pick.
George Karlaftis’s Parents: Who Are George Karlaftis Parents?
His parents are Μathiós “Matthew” Karlaftis and Amy Karlaftis. His father was an all-around athlete growing up in Greece, and he later graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Miami before going on to Purdue University for his doctorate. Amy, his mother, was born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana, not far from Purdue.