An explosive receiver who has the ability score each time he touches the football ... A deep threat who can also be used in the running game ... Will be LSU's “go-to” receiver in 2017 as his combination of speed, precise route-running and pass-catching ability make him one of the top receivers in college football this year ... Is the only player in LSU history to score on a running play and passing play of 75 yards or more ... Scored on a 79-yard touchdown run in what was his first career touch in the 2015 Texas Bowl win over Texas Tech ... Caught an 80-yard TD pass against Southern Miss in 2016 ... For career, has played in 23 games with six starts ... Has 26 career receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns ... Added another 201 rushing yards and three touchdowns ... Has a career average of 17.4 yards every time he touches the football (39 total touches for 678 yards) ... Switches to jersey No. 7 this year after wearing No. 82 for the past two seasons.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in 12 games with six starts ... Finished third on team in receptions (26), second in receiving yards (466) and tied for team-high honors in receiving touchdowns (3) ... Averaged 17.9 yards per reception ... Added another 122 rushing yards on 12 carries, an average of 10.2 yards a carry ... Scored two rushing TDs ... Caught three passes in seven games and had a pair of receptions in two other contests ... Scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in a win over Southern Miss ... Scored on a 19-yard run in the first quarter against Southern Miss and then added an 80-yard reception from Danny Etling in the third quarter ... First career receiving TD came on a 37-yard pass from Etling in first quarter of win over Mississippi State in what was his first career start ... Had three catches for 45 yards against Ole Miss, which included a 40-yard TD reception ... Added a 40-yard reception against Alabama ... Had one catch of at least 30 yards in seven of LSU's last eight games ... Of his 26 catches, eight covered at least 30 yards with four of those accounting for 40 or more yards ... Hauled in a 39-yard reception down to the 2-yard line in the Citrus Bowl that setup a Derrius Guice touchdown run.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Saw action in five games with no starts at wide receiver ... Took a handoff on an end around in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech and carried it 79 yards for a touchdown ... That play was his first time in his LSU career that he touched the football.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in six games with no starts at wide receiver ... Did not make a catch in limited action.
A four-star prospect by ESPN.com and a member of the ESPN 300 ... Ranked as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Hauled in 48 receptions for 554 yards and three touchdowns as a senior on the way to earning Louisiana Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention ... Rushed for 495 yards and five touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 554 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... Named Honorable Mention All-State for Class 5A as a junior ... A two-time letter winner for the Trojans ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by Brad Chesshir.
Full name is Darrell Chark Jr. but goes by “D.J.”... Parents are Shirley and Darrell Chark Sr. ... Born Sept. 23, 1996 ... Majoring in sport administration.