No. 70 Carolina Panthers
|Date of birth:May 19, 1981|
|Place of birth: Greenville, South Carolina|
|High school: Simpsonville (SC) Hillcrest|
|College: South Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Carolina Panthers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2013
Glenn Travelle Wharton (born May 19, 1981) is an American football guard for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.
Travelle is the son of Lois Logan Wharton and the Late Glenn A. Wharton.
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.
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.
Wharton signed with Cincinnati Bengals on March 17, 2012. He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012, after suffering a knee injury. His contract was terminated by the Bengals on July 22, 2013, making him a free agent for the 2013 season. His first game as a Bengal would have been his 100th game as an NFL player.
Second stint with Panthers
On August 25, 2013, Wharton signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
- Bengals end free agency drought by signing Travelle Wharton
- Hensley, Jamison (July 22, 2013). "Bengals release Travelle Wharton". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- Newton, David (August 26, 2013). "Wharton's return gives Panthers LG option". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013.