Former Penn State Wide Receiver Irvin Charles Transfers to IUP

By Matthew Filipovits on August 7, 2019 at 9:00 am
Oct 29, 2016; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Irvin Charles (11) hangs onto the ball as Purdue Boilermakers cornerback Da'Wan Hunte (2) defends in the 2nd half at Ross Ade Stadium. Penn Sate won the game 62-24. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Penn State wide receiver Irvin Charles will once again play college football in the Keystone State. 

After not playing a season ago, the former four-star prospect will play for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks in 2019, the school announced in a press release on Monday.

Once described by James Franklin as "Maybe the most talented wide receiver I've been around," Charles was kicked off the team ahead of the 2017 Fiesta Bowl for a violation of team rules. 

Charles was never really able to put it all together during his time in the Blue and White. While he became somewhat of an ace on special teams, he finished his Penn State career with just three catches for 110 yards and one touchdown. That one score, however, is considered to be the play that turned the Nittany Lions' 2016 season around and propelled them to the Big Ten Championship.

We wish Irvin all the best at IUP.