Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#16 Garic Wharton
Position: Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 169
Year: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Valley HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Wharton Photos

At Arizona: Will contend for a role as a receiver and kick returner in 2012 ... Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011, with one run on a reverse for 11 yards against USC ... Was among the top KOR specialists throughout the year with 14 returns for 322 yards and a team-best 23.0-yard average ... Career-best 44-yarder at Washington and had a 28-yard effort at Oregon State ... Redshirted his freshman year in 2010.

High School: PrepStar All-West ... SuperPrep All-Far West ... Class 4A All-Northeast League First-Team honors as an athlete, plus second-team as kick returner ... Played receiver, defensive back and some quarterback for Valley head coach John Elwell ... Las Vegas Sun offensive preseason honors as kick returner ... Reported 4.4 speed ... As a senior, rushed for 691 yards, passed for 466 and caught 12 passes for 225 more, plus had two scoring returns on kickoffs ... Rushed 14 times for 257 yards and four scores, caught 34 passes for 471 yards and four scores, had seven KOR for 320 yards, and added 25 tackles and an interception in 2008 ... Returned three kicks for touchdowns ... State-meet record in the 200 meters with a 21.1 as a sophomore in 2008 ... Then added 100-meter state record with a 10.39 in the 2009 meet to break a 20-year-old mark ... Review Journal 4A Track Athlete of the Year in 2008.

Personal: Son of Kimberly and Garic Wharton ... Majoring in general studies with a focus on sports and society.

Career Stats - Rushing
Career Stats - Kick Returns
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