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Travelle Wharton
File:Travelle Wharton 2009.jpg
Carolina Panthers
Position:Assistant offensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1981-05-19) May 19, 1981 (age 40)
Greenville, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Simpsonville (SC) Hillcrest
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
Career history
As player:
* Carolina Panthers ( 2004 2011)
As coach:
* South Carolina (2015)
Offensive line coach
  • Carolina Panthers (2018-present)
    Assistant offensive line coach
  • Career NFL statistics
    Games played:115
    Games started:111
    Player stats at
    Player stats at PFR

    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.[1]

    Early years

    Wharton was a Shrine Bowl participant following his senior year at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, South Carolina He earned all-area and all-state recognition as a high school senior.

    College career

    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

    Carolina Panthers

    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.[2]

    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.[3] 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

    Wharton signed with Cincinnati Bengals on March 17, 2012.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012, after suffering a knee injury. He was released by the Bengals on July 22, 2013.[5]

    Second stint with Panthers

    On August 25, 2013, Wharton signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.[6]


    Wharton announced his retirement on July 29, 2014.[7]

    Post NFL career

    Wharton was the offensive line coach for South Carolina during their 2015 season[1]

    On January 29, 2018, the Carolina Panthers signed Wharton to be the Offensive Line Coach. [8]

    Personal life

    Wharton is married with 3 daughters and 1 son.[1]


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