Hall of Fame - Travelle Wharton
Mr. Travelle Wharton graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1999. As a true freshman at the University of South Carolina, he was named starting left tackle on the Gamecocks football team. That same year he was selected to the SEC All-Freshman team and named a Freshman All-American. While at USC, he won the Steve Sisk Award as the most outstanding blocker. In 2016 Mr. Wharton was named a USC Southeastern Conference Legend. Mr. Wharton was a third-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2004 National Football League Draft (94th pick overall) and played professionally for ten years, nine with the Carolina Panthers and one with the Cincinnati Bengals. He retired from the National Football League in 2014 as a Carolina Panther. In 2008, Mr. Wharton was recognized by the State of South Carolina with a Concurrent Resolution that recognized him as role model and hero to the Greenville community and commended him for his philanthropy among the youth of South Carolina. Mr. Wharton has used the platform of hard work and dedication to speak to schools, churches and community organizations.