Monday, January 23, 2012

Damn Good Dawgs 2012 - Orson Charles



A 5 star recruit from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, Charles was one of the most interesting recruiting battles in the 2009 class. He was ranked as the #3 tight end in the country and was highly sought after by Georgia, Florida, and Florida State. During a recruiting visit to Florida, Charles famously knocked over and broke the Gators 2006 National Championship trophy. After waiting a month after national signing day, Charles finally decided to follow his high school teammate Aaron Murray to The University of Georgia.

Career Stats:

  • Appeared in 40 games, making 29 starts at tight end
  • 94 receptions
  • 1370 receiving yards
  • 10 touchdowns

Career Highlights:

  • Played in every game during his 3 year career at Georgia
  • Caught his first career touchdown on a 44 yard pass against Arkansas
  • Caught at least one pass in 36 of 40 career games
  • Two career games with 100+ yards receiving (UF in ’10, BSU in ’11)
  • Caught career high 45 passes in 2011, including 5 touchdowns

Best Game – 2010 Florida

Orson Charles may have been the most talented pass catching tight end to ever come to Georgia. But because he played during a time when the Georgia line was either struggling or the running back situation was unsettled, he was called on to be a blocker just as much as a receiver. He never had more than 6 receptions in a single game, but one of those times was arguably his best game at Georgia. In the 2010 Florida game, Aaron Murray found his high school teammate for a couple of big catches including a touchdown. His best single play was an amazing leaping touchdown catch against Ole Miss last fall.

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 Freshman All-American
  • 2009 All-SEC Freshman team
  • Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week for effort against Florida in 210
  • 2010 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2011 Mackey Award Finalist
  • 2011 First Team All-SEC
  • 2011 Offensive Team Captain


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Murray did a lot of that in high school.Amanda Vanderpool