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Travelle Wharton biography

Date of birth : 1981-05-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Greenville, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Travelle Wharton is an American football player who currently plays as guard for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.

Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/14/08)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with an injured left knee (9/12/06)...Selected by Carolina in the third round (94th overall) of the 2004 NFL draft (4/24/04).

Started all 16 games...Made nine starts at left guard before moving to left tackle for the final seven after Jordan Gross suffered a season-ending leg injury...One of three offensive linemen, along with Ryan Kalil and Keydrick Vincent, to start all 16 games...Key member of offensive line that helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history....Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Started at left guard but shifted to left tackle when Jordan Gross was injured in the second quarter...At New York Giants (12/27): Created paths for the Panthers to accumulate 247 rushing yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in team history.

Started 14 games at left guard, the position he manned as a rookie in 2004...Inactive versus Chicago (9/14) and at Minnesota (9/21) with an injured knee...Key member of offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...At San Diego (9/7): Suffered a knee injury in the second quarter that caused him to be inactive for the next two games...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to offense that rushed for 205 yards on 48 attempts...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...At Green Bay (11/30): Made key block to spring Stewart for a 41-yard run and recovered a fumble by Stewart on the same play at the Packers one-yard line...Followed with block on ensuing play that enabled Jake Delhomme to score touchdown on a bootleg...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at left guard in fourth career postseason contest.

Started all 16 games at left tackle after undergoing surgery on his left knee to repair a torn ACL and MCL suffered in the 2006 season opener versus Atlanta...Member of offense that produced 1,824 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history behind the 2,091 yards in 2003...Helped the Panthers rush for at least 114 yards in six of the team's seven wins and at least 100 yards in eight-of-16 games...Member of offensive line that only allowed 33 sacks while providing protection for four different quarterbacks...At St. Louis (9/9): Part of offensive line that opened running lanes for Panthers ball carriers to rush for a season-high 186 yards on 38 attempts and surrender no sacks of quarterback Jake Delhomme...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Cleared paths for Carolina to accumulate 166 rushing yards and nine rushing first downs on a season-high 44 attempts...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Contributed to offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie quarterback Matt Moore versus a Seahawks defense that entered the game with the most sacks in the NFL...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Paved the way for the Panthers to generate 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

Started the season opener versus Atlanta (9/10) but suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the first quarter and was placed on injured reserve (9/12).

Started all 16 games at left tackle after spending rookie season at left guard...Member of offensive line unit that started the same five players in every contest for the first time in team history...Part of group that yielded 28 sacks, the second-fewest total in team history...Offensive front surrendered one sack or fewer in 10 regular season games and rushed for 100 or more yards in eight regular season games and two postseason contests...Contributed to offensive unit that ranked eighth in the NFL and second in team history with an average of 24.4 points per game...Helped quarterback Jake Delhomme become first player in team history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and earn his first Pro Bowl selection...Cleared lanes for Stephen Davis to establish a team record with 12 rushing touchdowns and DeShaun Foster to rush for 879 yards, the third-highest total in team history...POSTSEASON: Started all three games at left tackle...Helped the Panthers improve average to 127.3 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry during the postseason after the unit averaged 104.9 yards and 3.4 yards per rushing attempt during the regular season...At Atlanta (1/1): Contributions helped establish team record with 13 rushing first downs and 229 yards rushing, including 165 rushing yards by Foster...Victory secured playoff berth...Bettered previous team record of 223 rushing yards set in overtime game at New Orleans (10/23/03)...13 rushing first downs bettered the previous mark of 12, previously accomplished five times, most recently at Houston (11/2/03)...NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Aided running game that accumulated 223 yards rushing on 45 attempts and maintained possession for 42:45...Total included 151 yards by Foster...223 yard matched the second-highest total in team history...Marked first time in team history that Carolina gained more than 200 yards rushing in consecutive contests after it amassed a team-record 229 yards in the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/1)...Effort enabled Carolina to join Atlanta as the only teams to generate consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing during the 2005 season...42:45 stands as the highest time of possession in team history for any game, including the playoffs...Bettered regular season best of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04)...45 attempts equaled the most in team history, previously accomplished at Dallas (12/8/97) and versus Arizona (11/19/95)...NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Contributed to offensive line performance that limited Chicago to one sack after surrending eight sacks at Chicago (11/20) earlier in the season...Part of offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Contributions helped Carolina equal NFL record with its fourth consecutive road postseason victory and become fourth team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road.

Started the final 11 games of the season at left guard after being inactive for the first five contests...Inserted into the starting lineup after Tutan Reyes suffered an injured left ankle...Member of offensive line that fielded five different starting combinations...Contributed to offense that finished ninth in the NFL in passing yards per game with an average of 227.7 yards and helped quarterback Jake Delhomme post a passer rating of 100 or more in five contests...Part of offense that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest total in club history behind 355.4-yard average produced in 1999...Opened lanes for running back Nick Goings to rush for 821 yards and six touchdowns on 217 attempts, the third-highest single season totals in team history for rushing yards and attempts, and match a team record with four consecutive 100-yard games, equaling the mark set by Stephen Davis in 2003...Offensive line ranked ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass play, giving up only 33 sacks, the third-fewest surrendered in franchise history...Vs. San Diego (10/24): Made first NFL start and contributed to rushing offense that produced 116 yards and allowed only one sack...At Seattle (10/31): Part of an offensive line effort that did not surrender a sack of Delhomme...At San Francisco (11/14): Provided protection for Delhomme to pass for 303 yards and three touchdowns as Panthers scored 34 second-half points, the second-highest total in team history...Helped team overcame 17-0 first-half deficit, matching the biggest comeback in team history, and end six-game losing streak...Vs. Arizona (11/21): Contributed to a line effort that held the Cardinals without a sack and opened holes for Nick Goings to rush for 121 yards and three touchdowns...Performance helped Goings earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Started 45 of the 47 games he played at left tackle for the University of South Carolina...Did not allow a sack after the second game of his freshman season in 2000, a span of 45 contests....2003 (Sr.): Started all 12 games at left tackle...Earned second-team All-SEC recognition and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl...Team captain...Lone returning starter on offensive line that allowed only 10 sacks the entire season... Contributed to offensive effort versus Tennessee that generated 217 yards rushing and 371 total net yards...2002 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at left tackle and was selected All-SEC first team by The Sporting News...Member of offense that averaged 318.8 yards per game...2001 (So.): Started all 11 games he played at left tackle and did not play at Arkansas because of an injured ankle...Helped pave running lanes for South Carolina rushing offense that ranked second in the SEC with an average of 186.6 yards per game and produced 200 or more rushing yards in six games...Helped the Gamecocks amass 356 yards rushing and a single-game school total offense record of 656 yards versus Vanderbilt...2000 (Fr.): Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News after starting at left tackle in 10 of the 12 games he played for the Gamecocks...Efforts helped South Carolina average 367.9 yards per game, rank fourth in the SEC with an average of 157.0 rushing yards per game and running back Derek Watson rush for 1,066 yards and 12 touchdowns in addition to leading the conference with 166.7 all-purpose yards per game.

Attended Hillcrest HS in Simpsonville, S.C....Graduated from South Carolina with a degree in retailing.

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