Irvin DeVonta Charles was a two-year letter winner and two-year captain for head coach John Doherty at Paul VI High School. As a senior, he was nominated for the first team of the conference and All-South Jersey. Charles tallied 774 yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2014.
According to 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals, he is one of the ten best prospects in the state.
Charles made his first appearance in a collegiate game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, which they won 10-1. In the third quarter, he made his first career reception, which turned out to be a touchdown catch of 80 yards.
Charles is the first Penn State wide receiver to catch a touchdown for his first career reception since Justin King’s 59-yard scoring grab on his first reception against Cincinnati in 2005.
Charles played both on offense and the special teams during the game. During the game’s initial kickoff, he made a solo tackle and saved the ball. He was selected by the coaching staff as a Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, along with Nick Scott and Garrett Taylor.
What happened to Irvin Charles?
Charles had a redshirt season in 2015. Late in the 2017 campaign, Penn State kicked him off the squad for breaching the policies of the program.