Yorgos “George” Matthew Karlaftis, well-known as George Karlaftis, is an American footballer. Karlaftis plays as a defensive end for the Purdue Boilermakers. In addition, the young player played football, track and field, basketball, and water polo. In the latter one, he played with the Greek national team.

Quick Info
Full NameYorgos "George" Matthew Karlaftis
Date Of BirthApril 3, 2001
Birth PlaceAthens, Greece
Parent(s)Matthew Karlaftis, Amy Karlaftis
ProfessionAmerican Footballer
PositionDefensive End
Age20 years old
Height6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m / 193 cm)
Weight125 kg (275 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignAries
Martial StatusIn a relationship
PartnerKia Harris
Siblings1 (Yanni)
Net WorthN/A

George Karlaftis Early Life and Background

Born on April 3, 2001, George Karlaftis hails from Athens, Greece. Karlaftis holds American nationality and comes from a white ethnic background. His zodiac sign is Aries, and George follows the Christian religion.

Karlaftis is the son of Matthew Karlaftis and his wife, Amy Karlaftis. Karlaftis grew up with his brother Yanni. Karlaftis’s father played football at the University of Miami, including track and field, until he suffered a severe skull injury. Unfortunately, his father passed in 2014 due to a heart attack.

After the incident, he moved to Indiana with his mother. During his time in Greece, his brother won a judo world championship. Later in 2021, his brother joined the Boilermakers as a linebacker

Karlaftis attended and graduated from West Lafayette high school in West Lafayette, Indiana. He then committed to Purdue University in 2019.

George Karlaftis
Source: Karlaftis’s Instagram

George Karlaftis Physical Stats

Discussing his physical stats, George Karlaftis stands at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m / 193 cm) and weighs around 125 kg (275 lbs). The young athlete is 20-years-old as of 2022. Unfortunately, his exact body measurements are unavailable and under review. 

George Karlaftis Career

High School Highlights

After Karlaftis moved to Indiana, he anglicized his name to George and attended West Lafayette High School. In his high school years, he had 41 sacks and also performed track and field. While performing in track and field, George Karlaftis won back-to-back state championships in shot put.

Furthermore, Karlaftis was named the Defensive Player of the Year when he played in the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Game. In 2019, he committed to playing football for Purdue University.

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College Highlights

George Karlaftis joined Purdue University in 2019. In his first year at Purdue, Karlaftis started in all 12 games. In the games, he recorded 54 tackles and 7.5 sacks. However, his sophomore season was cut short after being positive with COVID-19. As a result, he only played three games in his sophomore season and ended with four tackles and two sacks. 

In addition, Karlaftis was named two times Second-team All-Big Ten in 2019 and 2020 and the First-team All-Big Ten in 2021. Also, he was named to the Third-team All-American in 2021.

George Karlaftis
Source: Karlaftis’s Instagram

George Karlaftis Love Life and Partner

George Karlaftis is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Kia Harris. The couple met at Lambert for the first time and have been together for over five years, and are often seen together on the football grounds and on vacations.

Karlaftis often posts about his girlfriend on his socials. For example, in his socials, Karlaftis posted, “Can’t believe it’s already been five years @kaia.harris. Seems like it was just yesterday when I met you at Lambert…wow! I love you so much and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”

The couple is relatively open about their relationship, unlike most people who like to keep their love life away from the media. 

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George Karlaftis Net Worth

George Karlaftis has yet to start his professional career as he is still in college. The NCAA rules and regulations state that college-level athletes are not paid for their games but are given athletic scholarships to help with their expenses. 

Although he is not making money from his games, Karlaftis is almost guaranteed to earn huge amounts in the future. Several clubs have set him as a valuable player for the team. In addition, if he is to be drafted in the first round, his salary will be over $10 Million.

George Karlaftis
Source: Karlaftis’s Instagram

George Karlaftis Social Media Status

George Karlaftis is an active social media user. He is a verified Instagram and Twitter user. Karlaftis handles @georgekarlaftis on Instagram with 8,643 followers and @TheGK3 on Twitter with 7,938 followers.

Follow Karlaftis on two social media platforms to know more about his personal and professional life and enjoy the posts regarding his sport.

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