Gamecocks hold first competition of Muschamp era
Redshirt sophomore who earned a letter for his play on special teams in 2016... former wide receiver who was converted full-time to the defensive secondary in the spring, where he played safety... listed with the second unit.
2016: Redshirt freshman who played in every game, primarily on special teams... recorded 10 tackles... moved from wide receiver to defensive back midway through fall preseason camp... made his collegiate debut in the win against Vanderbilt... returned to the wide receiver position prior to the Texas A&M game... saw his first action of the season at receiver against the Aggies and made one catch for 12 yards... notched a pair of special teams tackles in the Tennessee win... made two special teams tackles for the second-straight week in the Missouri win, when he was named Special Teams Player of the Game... caught four passes for 54 yards in the 2016 Garnet & Black Spring game... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Joined the squad as a walk-on in his first semester in Columbia... redshirted as a true freshman wide receiver... impressed the coaches enough with his athletic ability to be added to the travel roster for a couple of games but did not see any action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill., in 2014... helped the Blue Devils to a 7-4 mark as a senior in 2013... gained a spot on the NIKE regional all-combine team... earned all-conference honors and all-area honorable mention accolades... also played basketball and ran on the track & field team... earned all-state honors as a 23-foot long jumper.
PERSONAL: Javon Charleston was born March 3, 1996... is a sociology major.