Travelle Wharton

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Travelle Wharton
Travelle Wharton 2009.jpg
No. --     Free agent
Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-05-19) May 19, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: 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
Debuted in 2004 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 115
Games started 111
Stats at NFL.com

Glenn Travelle Wharton (born May 19, 1981) is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent. 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.

He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Early years[edit]

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 senior.

Travelle is the son of Lois Logan Wharton and the Late Glenn A. Wharton.

College career[edit]

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]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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]

Wharton signed with Cincinnati Bengals on March 17, 2012.[3] 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.[4] His first game as a Bengal would have been his 100th game as an NFL player.

Second stint with Panthers[edit]

On August 25, 2013, Wharton signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.[5]

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