Raiders Take DT Christo Bilukidi in 6th Round

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The Oakland Raiders have selected DT Christo Bilukidi out of Georgia State in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

CHRISTO BILUKIDI
Defensive Tackle
Georgia State
6-5, 290
Ottawa, Ontario
St. Patrick's/Eastern Arizona JC

CAREER NOTES

Two-year starter and the Panthers' top defensive lineman in their first two seasons ... Primarily a defensive tackle but also lined up at defensive end ... Had 10 career sacks - the GSU record - and 16 tackles for loss ... Elected one of GSU's permanent team captains for the 2011 season ... Rated one of the top 15 prospects for the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft, according to a list published by the CFL Scouting Bureau ... Native of Canada who signed with Georgia State in 2010 from Eastern Arizona J.C.* *

2011 SEASON

Led GSU with five sacks and nine tackles for loss ... Collected 38 tackles, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble ... Made two huge plays in win over South Alabama with a stop on fourth-and-goal and a forced fumble at the six-yard line ... Had two tackles for loss against Murray State ... Recovered a fumble at the West Alabama 11-yard line in the fourth quarter ... Preseason All-Independent by Phil Steele's College Football Preview. 

2010 SEASON

 Played defensive tackle and led the Panthers in sacks with five ... Had seven tackles for loss and two forced fumbles ... Credited with 26 solo tackles and 25 assists ... Started every game ... Voted the team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman by his teammates … Had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in the opening win vs. Shorter ... Added a sack vs. Lambuth ... Had a key fourth-quarter sack in win over Campbell that led to a missed field goal; season-high six tackles in the game ... Sacked the quarterback and caused him to fumble in the fourth quarter of win over N.C. Central ... Had one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss against Lamar ... Career-high seven tackles at Old Dominion.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Had 27 tackles in 2009 at Eastern Arizona J.C. ... One of the top prospects in Canada at St. Patrick's High in Ottawa, despite only playing one year of football ... Four-year letterman and second-team all-region selection in basketball.

PERSONAL

Full name is Christo Mulumba Bilukidi (pronounced bill-oo-KEE-dee) ... Born Dec. 13, 1989 in Angola  and also lived in France and Brazil before Canada ... Speaks fluent French ... Father is an Angolan diplomat.

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