Maine South High School
Park Ridge, Ill.
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' 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 4x200-meter relay at Illinois 8A state meet as a junior... PR in 100 meters of 10.9.
PERSONAL 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.
MAINE SOUTH HEAD COACH DAVID INSERRA
"Charlie was so potent this year with his arms and legs. He's a real heady guy that makes great decisions on the football field.
"Charlie is just a phenomenal athlete, a guy with a 38-inch vertical and excellent speed. He's just a stalwart.
"Charlie has the mindset of a quarterback, a guy that walks with a swagger. He's one of those natural leaders. He gave all his teammates plenty of confidence. Later in the year, you'd hear our guys saying, `We've got Goro.' That's how confident they were in Charlie."