Charleus Dieuseul Jr, known as ‘Diesel’ to friends and teammates, will be using his high-octane approach to football to power the Sydney Express in the National Gridiron League.
A linebacker from the tiny Division III Mount Union College, Dieuseul was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and attended their pre-season camp. He also had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders in 2014.
Dieuseul captained his Mount Union Raiders to the Division III National Championship in 2012. The school were runners-up in 2011, 2010 and 2009.
In 56 out of 60 games for Mount Union, Dieuseul played as either a linebacker or defensive end, and is currently the only NCAA player to win two different MVP awards and become an All-American in two different positions in back to back years. 2012 saw Dieuseul awarded the Gene Slaughter Outstanding Linebacker Award, while in 2011 he won the Paul Hoernemann Outstanding Defensive Lineman award.
Other achievements include being part of the team that won the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, holding the record in career tackles for loss at Mount Union College, and being a four year letter winner with All-Country and All-State selections for Lake Region High School.