Orson Charles
7 Orson Charles
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla

High School:
Plant

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 241

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
01/27/1991

Experience:
2L

Career Highs: 6 receptions (2x) last vs. No. 5 Boise State in 2011
*109 receiving yards vs. No. 5 Boise State in 2011
*Long reception of 44 yards at Arkansas in 2009
*1 TD reception (10x), last vs. New Mexico St. in 2011
*Long TD reception of 44 yards at Arkansas in 2009
*1 Blocked Punt at Vanderbilt in 2011

2011: John Mackey Award Finalist.
*AFCA First Team All-American; Walter Camp and Phil Steele Second Team All-American and Sports Illustrated All-America Honorable Mention.
*First Team All-SEC by Associated Press, ESPN.com, Phil Steele andSEC Coaches.
*Elected one of team's offensive captains.
*Recipient of one of the team's offensive Coaches Leadership Awards.
*Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for fall semester.
*Started all 14 games catching 45 receptions for 574 yards and five TDs.
*Led team with five receptions for 95 yards at No. 21 Ga. Tech.
*Tied for team lead with five catches for 60 yards and a TD vs. New Mexico St.
*Led team with four receptions for 31 yards vs. Florida.
*At Vanderbilt, caught five passes for 33 yards and blocked a punt.
*Named to Phil Steele's mid-season All-America Fourth Team and All-SEC First Team.
*Three receptions for 46 yards and a TD vs. Miss. St.
*Led team with five receptions for 59 yards and a TD at Ole Miss.
*Hauled in two passes for 42 yards and a TD vs. Coastal Carolina.
*CFPA Honorable Mention TE of the Week after he caught a team-best six passes for a career-high 109 yards and a TD vs. No. 5 Boise St.
*Preseason All-America First Team by Sporting News and Third Team by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
*Preseason All-SEC First Team by Athlon Sports, Birmingham News, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, SEC Coaches, SEC Media and SouthernPigskin.com; Lindy's also tabbed him the nation's fifth-best tight end.
*Tabbed Birmingham News' best tight end in the SEC.
*Selected to preseason Herbie Awards' All-Uni Team at TE.
*Named one of team's offensive MVPs at the end of spring practice.
*Caught four passes for 41 yards in spring G-Day game.
*Inducted into UGA's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy known as L.E.A.D (Leadership Education and Development).
*Recipient of the Mobley Family Football Scholarship.

2010: All-SEC Second Team by SEC Coaches and Fourth Team by Phil Steele.
*SEC Academic Honor Roll.
*Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts catching 26 passes for 422 yards and two TDs.
*Two receptions for 67 yards including a 32-yard TD vs. Ga. Tech.
*John Mackey TE of the Week after Florida game: led team in receiving with a career-high six catches for a then career-high 108 yards and a TD.
*Preseason All-SEC third team by Phil Steele.
*Recipient of the Mobley Family Football Scholarship.
*Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.
*Made one reception for 18 yards in spring G-Day game.

2009: Named Freshman All-America First Team by Football Writers Association of America and AON Insurance, Phil Steele, CollegeFootballNews.com, and Sporting News.
*SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC Coaches and Sporting News.
*Named to fall 2009 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
*Appeared in 12 games making three starts with 23 receptions for 374 yards and two touchdowns.
*Three starts came vs. No. 1 Florida, at No. 7 Ga. Tech and in Independence Bowl vs. Texas A&M.
*Caught a season-high four passes for a career-high 73 yards and a TD vs. Kentucky.
*Led team in with three catches for 42 yards and a TD vs. Tenn. Tech.*Earned CFPA honorable mention TE of the Week after Arkansas game: two receptions for 62 yards incld. first career TD on a 44-yard catch.
*Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer semester.
*Recipient of Mobley Family Football Scholarship.

High School: Plant...Coached by Robert Weiner...PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team...SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America and All-Dixie teams...First Team All-Suncoast Team...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100...Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120...Class AAAA FSWA All-State, first team OL...Co-offensive MVP in Pinellas County...2008 May Sweet 16 #13...Played in the Army All-American Game...2009 Rivals.com four-star prospect, #2 wide receiver in Florida and #7 overall, Rivals100 2009 #62, Florida Postseason Top 100 2009 #11...2008 Scout.com five-star prospect, #1 Tight End in Florida, #3 nationally and #45 overall prospect...as a senior recorded 75 catches for 1440 yards and 21 touchdowns...had 7 carries for 59 yards and one touchdown...also had 27 tackles, seven sacks, and three touchdowns on fumble recoveries at defensive end... had six catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in his final game helping lead Plant High School to the Florida AAAA State Championship....as a junior in 2007 had 12 receptions for 400 yards and three touchdowns...high school teammates with Aaron Murray.

Personal: ORSON CHARLES; Born: Jan. 27, 1991; Major: Sociology.


Receiving
YearG/GSRec.YardsPer/Rec.Per/Gm.TDLG
200913/32337416.328.8344 AR
201013/122642216.232.5236 AU
201114/144557412.841.0536 BSU
Total40/29941,37014.634.31044 AR

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