Charles Wharton (American football)

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Charles "Buck" Wharton
Penn Quakers
Position Guard
Class Graduate
Career history
College University of Pennsylvania (1894–1896)
Personal information
Date of birth 1868
Place of birth Magnolia, Delaware
Date of death November 15, 1949
Place of death Dover, Delaware
Career highlights and awards

Charles "Buck" Wharton (1868 – November 15, 1949) was an American football player. He was selected as an All-American guard in 1896 while playing for the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn teams of 1894 and 1895, with Wharton and fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Charlie Gelbert, as the guards were undefeated both years and won back-to-back national championships. In the College Football Hall of Fame biography of Wharton, the 6-foot, 3-inch guard was called "a blocking dynamo, often taking out entire sides of an enemy line in the style of an axe-swinging Paul Bunyan." Wharton also served as state senator in Delaware from 1914 to 1917. He served as state senator in Delaware from 1914 to 1917. Buck also served as Penn's director of field athletics and line coach. In 1963, he was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.