TRAVELLE WHARTON
Offensive Tackle
2000-2003
Fountain Inn, SC
Biography
A Shrine Bowl player in 1998 when he played for former Gamecock QB Jay Feltz at Hillcrest High, Wharton picked the Gamecocks over Georgia and Clemson. He sat out the 1999 season while qualifying and stepped right in as the starter at left tackle as a true freshman. He started 10 games, missing the Florida and Clemson games with an ankle injury. He was named to the Freshman All-SEC team by The Sporting News and The Associated Press and was named to the True Freshman All-America team by Rivals.com. A sprained ankle kept him out against Arkansas in 2001 but Wharton started every other game for the next three years at left tackle. Wharton was awarded the Steve Sisk Award for the 2001 season as the teamís top blocker. He earned All-SEC honors from The Sporting News in 2002 and was second team All-SEC in 2003 according to the Associated Press. He was also a co-captain that season. He was a third round draft choice of the Carolina Panthers and started 99 games for the team between 2004 and 2011. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Hillcrest Simpsonville, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1999 Media Guide OL 6-4 295 Fr
2000 Fall 2000 68 OT 6-4 300 Fr
2000 Tennessee 2000 68 OL 6-4 300 Fr 10 10
2001 Spring 2001 68 OT 6-4 300 So
2001 Fall 2001 68 OT 6-4 300 So 11 11
2002 Spring 2002 68 OT 6-4 300 Jr
2002 Fall 2002 68 OT 6-4 300 Jr 12 12
2003 Spring 2003 68 OT 6-4 315 Sr
2003 Fall 2003 68 OT 6-4 315 Sr
2003 Alabama-Birmingham 2003 68 OT 6-4 315 Sr
2003 Final 2003 68 OT 6-4 315 Sr 12 12
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
2000 Media Guide Left Tackle Co-Starter
2002 Outback Bowl Left Tackle Starter
2002 Media Guide Left Tackle Starter
2003 Spring Left Tackle Starter
8/30/2003 vs Louisiana-Lafayette Left Tackle Starter
9/27/2003 vs Tennessee Left Tackle Starter
10/9/2003 vs Kentucky Left Tackle Starter
9/13/2003 vs. Georgia Left Tackle Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Is The 2006 Class The Best OL Recruiting Class At USC?
Recruiting Class Review : 1999
Recruiting Class Review : 2000 Class
Top Ten Offensive Tackles (1975-2005)
Honors
AwardYear
1998 Shrine Bowl
2000 Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
2000 SEC All-Freshman
2002 All-SEC (Sporting News)
2003 All-SEC 2nd Team (AP)
2003 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
2000-09-02 New Mexico State Left Tackle
2000-09-09 Georgia Left Tackle
2000-09-16 Eastern Michigan Left Tackle
2000-09-23 Mississippi State Left Tackle
2000-09-30 Alabama Left Tackle
2000-10-07 Kentucky Left Tackle
2000-10-14 Arkansas Left Tackle
2000-10-21 Vanderbilt Left Tackle
2000-10-28 Tennessee Left Tackle
2001-01-01 Ohio State Left Tackle
2001-09-01 Boise State Left Tackle
2001-09-08 Georgia Left Tackle
2001-09-20 Mississippi State Left Tackle
2001-09-29 Alabama Left Tackle
2001-10-06 Kentucky Left Tackle
2001-10-20 Vanderbilt Left Tackle
2001-10-27 Tennessee Left Tackle
2001-11-03 Wofford Left Tackle
2001-11-10 Florida Left Tackle
2001-11-17 Clemson Left Tackle
2002-01-01 Ohio State Left Tackle
2002-08-31 New Mexico State Left Tackle
2002-09-07 Virginia Left Tackle
2002-09-14 Georgia Left Tackle
2002-09-21 Temple Left Tackle
2002-09-28 Vanderbilt Left Tackle
2002-10-05 Mississippi State Left Tackle
2002-10-12 Kentucky Weak Tackle
2002-10-19 Louisiana State Left Tackle
2002-11-02 Tennessee Left Tackle
2002-11-09 Arkansas Left Tackle
2002-11-16 Florida Left Tackle
2002-11-23 Clemson Left Tackle
2003-08-30 Louisiana-Lafayette Left Tackle
2003-09-06 Virginia Left Tackle
2003-09-13 Georgia Left Tackle
2003-09-20 Alabama-Birmingham Left Tackle
2003-09-27 Tennessee Left Tackle
2003-10-09 Kentucky Left Tackle
2003-10-18 Louisiana State Left Tackle
2003-10-25 Vanderbilt Left Tackle
2003-11-01 Mississippi Left Tackle
2003-11-06 Arkansas Left Tackle
2003-11-15 Florida Left Tackle
2003-11-22 Clemson Left Tackle
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2002 2002-10-12 Kentucky 3 12 UKY 19 Corey Jenkins rush for loss of 6, fumble, forced by (Jeremy Caudill) recovered by Travelle Wharton