|File:Travelle Wharton 2009.jpg|
|Position:||Assistant offensive line coach|
|Born:||May 19, 1981|
Greenville, South Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Simpsonville (SC) Hillcrest|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94|
|Career NFL statistics|
Glenn Travelle Wharton (born May 19, 1981) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at the University of South Carolina. He is also the former offensive line coach at South Carolina.
Early years[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
Travelle Wharton started 45 of the 47 games he played at left tackle for the University of South Carolina. He did not allow a sack after the second game of his freshman season in 2000, a span of 45 contests. In 2003, as a senior, he started all 12 games at left tackle. Wharton earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference recognition and was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. He was a team captain and was the lone returning starter on the offensive line that allowed only 10 sacks the entire season.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]
He started the final 11 games at left guard as a rookie in 2004 after being inactive for the first five contests. He was the lone rookie starter on the offensive line in 2004 that yielded only 33 sacks, the third-lowest total in Carolina history.
He started all 16 games during the 2005 season.
In the first game of the 2006 season during a 20-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons he suffered a torn ACL and MCL and was placed on injured reserve thus ending his season.
He returned to start all 16 games at left tackle during the 2007 campaign.
Before the 08 season on February 14, 2008 Wharton signed a 6-year extension to remain with the Panthers. The deal has a total dollar value of 36 million an included 12 million dollars in guaranteed money. Travelle went on to start all 14 games he appeared in during the 2008 season at left guard, missing 2 due to injury.
On March 13, 2012, he was released.
Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]
Second stint with Panthers[edit | edit source]
On August 25, 2013, Wharton signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Retirement[edit | edit source]
Wharton announced his retirement on July 29, 2014.
Post NFL career[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Wharton is married with 3 daughters and 1 son.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Travelle Wharton Coach Bio". http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/travelle_wharton_958571.html.
- http://community.heraldonline.com/?q=its_official_--_worst_case_scenario[dead link]
- http://oldposts.profootballtalk.com/2008/02/14/wharton-deal-worth-6-million-per-year/[dead link]
- Bengals end free agency drought by signing Travelle Wharton
- Hensley, Jamison (July 22, 2013). "Bengals release Travelle Wharton". http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9499170/travelle-wharton-released-cincinnati-bengals. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- Newton, David (August 26, 2013). "Wharton's return gives Panthers LG option". http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/50256/whartons-return-gives-panthers-option-at-lg. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
- Carolina Panthers’ Travelle Wharton to announce retirement Tuesday
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