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Joseph Charlton
Joseph  Charlton

RS Junior

Columbia, S.C.

High School:
A.C. Flora

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 188


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2017 Jim Carlen Award - Special Teams MVP

2017 Most Productive Player - Special Teams

2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Returning starting punter who is an All-SEC candidate this fall... named to Athlon Sports’ 2018 pre-season second-team All-SEC unit... put together a very solid campaign in his first year handling the duties in 2017... has a big leg, just needs to continue to gain consistency to be one of the nation’s top punters.

2017: Redshirt sophomore who earned the punting duties during fall camp... earned the Jim Carlen Award as the MVP on special teams and the Most Productive Player award for special teams... ranked sixth in the SEC and 30th in the nation in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt... Gamecocks finished 19th in the nation in net punting at 40.5 yards per punt... had 15 punts inside the 20, 17 of 50-yards or longer and only four touchbacks... punted six times in his debut against NC State for an average of 46.7 yards, including a long of 64... booted a 73-yard punt against Mizzou, the longest by a Gamecock since Marty Simpson had a 79-yard effort in 1992... averaged 52.7 yards on seven punts against Clemson with five over 50 yards including a long of 64... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Redshirt freshman who served as a backup to senior punter Sean Kelly... did not see any game action.

2015: Scholarship kicker who was redshirted as a true freshman... missed some practice time due to a back ailment.

HIGH SCHOOL: Local product who graduated from A.C. Flora High School in Columbia in 2015... handled the kickoff, punting and placekicking duties as a prep... helped the Falcons and coach Reggie Shaw to a 13-2 record and a spot in the state AAA semifinals as a senior... considered a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout... regarded as the 20-best player in the state and the second-best punter in the country by 247Sports... ESPN ranked him as the 21st-best player in the state and the 15th-best kicker in the country.

PERSONAL: Joseph Charlton was born April 7, 1997... graduated with a degree in retailing in May.

Joseph Charlton

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