DJ

Chark

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#7

Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 198lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Alexandria, La.
High School: Alexandria HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2018 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars, 2nd round (61st overall)
2018 Co-MVP of Senior Bowl

2017 Permanent Team Captain
2017 Second Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Media)
2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Auburn

CAREER
Made splash at Senior Bowl in final game as a college player, catching five passes for 160 yards and a TD … Earned co-MVP honors at the Senior Bowl after helping the South to a 45-16 win in the premier All-Star game … Hauled in a 75-yard TD pass in the Senior Bowl and added a 63-yard grab in a performance that caught the attention of NFL coaches … Prior to Senior Bowl performance, emerged as LSU’s top receiver during in his final two years with the Tigers … Played in 36 games with 15 starts at wide receiver … In his one season as LSU’s punt returner in 2017, led the SEC in punt returns for TDs (2) and finished second in the league in average per return (10.6) … For career, caught 66 passes for 1,340 yards and six scores … Rushed 25 times for 264 yards and four TDs … Finished career with 1,817 all-purpose yards (1,351 receiving, 264 rushing, 190 punt returns, 12 kickoff returns) … Averaged 16.5 every time he touched the ball during his career (1,817 yards on 110 touches) … Only player in LSU history to scored TDs of 75 yards or long both rushing and receiving … Scored on an 79-yard TD run against Texas Tech in the 2015 Texas Bowl … Caught a 80-yard TD pass against Southern Miss in 2016 … Earned second team All-SEC honors in 2017 … Wore No. 7 in both 2016 and 2017 after wearing No. 82 during his first two seasons with the Tigers … Voted permanent team captain for the offense for the 2017 season as well as being named the Percy E. Roberts Offensive Player of the Year for the Tigers along with Derrius Guice.

SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Played in 13 games with nine starts at wide receiver ... Handled punt returns for the Tigers as well, leading the SEC in punt returns for TDs (2) and was second in the league in punt return average (10.8) ... Led Tigers in receptions (40), receiving yards (874) and tied for team-high honors in receiving TDs (3) ... Finished second in the SEC in yards per reception (21.9) ... Scored TDs three different ways becoming only the seventh player in school history to score touchdowns three ways in a single-season ... Had three receiving TDs, two punt return TDs, and a rushing TD in 2017 ... Last LSU player to scored TDs three ways was Skyler Green in 2003 ... Had four 100-yard receiving games with a career-high of 150 yards on five receptions in comeback win over Auburn ... Also returned a fourth quarter punt 75 yards against Auburn to ignite LSU’s historic comeback ... Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Auburn ... Accounted for a career-best 233 all-purpose yards vs. Auburn (150 receiving, 83 punt returns) ... Other 100-yard receiving games came vs. Chattanooga (103 yards on 3 receptions); vs. Troy (105 yards on 4 receptions); and vs. Arkansas (130 yards on 4 receptions) ... Caught two TD passes in win over Arkansas, one covering 68 yards and the other going for 45 yards ... Other TD reception came in win over Texas A&M (6 yards in fourth quarter) ... Scored on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter in win over Syracuse ... Caught at least one pass in 12 of LSU’s 13 games ... Only game without a reception came in win at Ole Miss.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.

DJ CHARK’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 3, twice (Last: at Florida, 2017; First: vs. Florida, 2016)
Yards: 79 vs. Texas Tech, 2015
Long: 79 (TD) vs. Texas Tech, 2015
Touchdowns: 1, four times (Last: vs. Syracuse, 2017; First: vs. Texas Tech, 2015)

DJ CHARK’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 5, three times (Last: vs. Notre Dame, 2017; First: vs. Auburn, 2017)
Yards: 150 vs. Auburn, 2017
Long: 80 (TD) vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Arkansas, 2017

DJ CHARK’S CAREER PUNT RETURN HIGHS
Returns: 3, twice (Last: 3 vs. Auburn, 2017; First: 3 vs. BYU, 2017)
Yards: 83 vs. Auburn, 2017
Long: 75 vs. Auburn, 2017
Touchdowns: 1, twice (Last: vs. Auburn, 2017; First: vs. Chattanooga, 2017)

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Pro Day Interview: D.J. Chark
2017 LSU Football Senior Tribute Ceremony
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