WRD.J. Chark

LSU — SEC
  • Height: 6025
  • Weight: 196
  • Hometown: Alexandria, LA
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Senior): 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.2016 (Junior): 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.

2016 (Junior): 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.

2015 (Sophomore): 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.

2014 (Freshman): 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.