2019 Jim Carlen Most Valuable Player – Special Teams
2019 Most Productive Player – Special Teams
2019 Tenacity Award – Special Teams
2019 Leadership Award – Special Teams
2019 Second Team All-SEC (Pro Football Focus)
2019 Honorable Mention All-American (Pro Football Focus)
2018 Jim Carlen Most Valuable Player – Special Teams
2018 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2018 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2017 Jim Carlen Most Valuable Player – Special Teams
2017 Most Productive Player – Special Teams
2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
Arguably the greatest punter in South Carolina Football history… owns the school record for career punting average at 45.5 yards… owns the top two single-season punting marks, setting the record in 2018 with a 44.8-yard average, then surpassing that by nearly three yards per punt in 2019 with a 47.7-yard average… named the Jim Carlen MVP for Special Teams in three-consecutive seasons… two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Senior punter who was recognized as the MVP for special teams (Jim Carlen Award) and the Most Productive Player for special teams… also was named the winner of the Tenacity Award for special teams and Leadership Award for special teams… was a second-team All-SEC selection and honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Focus… averaged 47.7 yards per punt, ranking third in the country and breaking his own single-season school record by nearly three yards… accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl… was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top punter… was a five-time “Ray’s 8” weekly watch list member… had eight punts for a single-game career-high 53.4-yard average at Missouri, with six punts over 50 yards including a 63-yarder… punted nine times for a 51.2-yard average in the win over Kentucky, earning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors… boomed a season-best 66-yarder at Tennessee… had a school record 27 punts of 50 yards or more and 28 were marked inside the 20 with just five touchbacks.
Garnered second-team All-SEC honors as selected by the league’s coaches… averaged 44.8 yards per punt, fifth in the SEC and 13th nationally… the team posted a net punting average of 40.8 yards, fourth in the SEC and 12th in the country… shared the Jim Carlen Award, which goes to the MVP of special teams, with Parker White… his 44.8-yard average was the best single-season mark in school history, just ahead of the 44.3-yard mark set by Daren Parker in 1989 and matched by Sean Kelly in 2015… of his 48 punts, 26 resulted in a fair catch, 16 were inside the 20, 15 traveled 50-plus yards and only two were touchbacks… launched a season-best 66-yarder against Kentucky and averaged 51.7 yards on the day… named the Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week for his performance against Texas A&M, when he averaged 50.7 yards, including a 61-yarder… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
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.
Redshirt freshman who served as a backup to senior punter Sean Kelly… did not see any game action.
Scholarship kicker who was redshirted as a true freshman… missed some practice time due to a back ailment.
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 20th-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.
Joseph Charlton was born April 7, 1997… graduated with a degree in retailing in May 2019.