Tershawn Wharton
Wharton with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021
No. 98 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1998-06-25) June 25, 1998 (age 23)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:University City
(University City, Missouri)
College:Missouri S&T
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First team All-GLVC (2017–2019)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2021
Total tackles:56
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tershawn Wharton (born June 25, 1998) is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Missouri S&T.

Early life and high school

Wharton grew up in University City, Missouri and attended Maplewood Richmond Heights High School for his first three seasons before transferring to University City High School. As a senior, he recorded 110 tackles with four quarterback sacks and an interception and was named first team All-Suburban Central Conference.[1]

College career

Wharton was a four year starter for the Missouri S&T Miners. He was named first team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) after recording 64 tackles and 13.5 sacks in his sophomore season.[2] He had 7.5 sacks both as a junior and senior and was named first team All-GLVC in each season. Wharton finished his collegiate career with 58 tackles for loss and 35.5 sacks.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
280 lb
(127 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
All values from Pro Day[4]

Wharton was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2020.[5] He made the Chiefs final roster out of training camp.[6] Wharton made his NFL debut in the season opener on September 10, 2020 against the Houston Texans, making two tackles in a 34–20 win.[7] In Week 8 against the New York Jets, Wharton recorded his first career sack during the 35–9 win.[8] Wharton finished his rookie season with 27 tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.[9]


  1. ^ Kean, John (February 3, 2016). "S&T football announce recruit signings". The Rolla Daily News. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  2. ^ Kean, John (December 1, 2017). "FOOTBALL: Miners' Jones, Wharton named All-Super Region 3". Phelps County Focus. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Goldman, Charles (May 7, 2020). "Chiefs UDFA DE Tershawn Wharton ready to show NFL he belongs". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Tershawn Wharton, Missouri S&T, DT, 2020 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  5. ^ Pollock, Billy (April 27, 2020). "Missouri S&T defensive star signs with Chiefs". Missourinet.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ McDowell, Sam; Teope, Herbie (September 5, 2020). "Chiefs are trimming their roster to 53 with Saturday cuts: Get tracker updates here". Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Goldman, Charles (September 10, 2020). "Instant analysis of Chiefs' Week 1 win over Texans". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs – November 1st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "What to Expect from Tershawn Wharton and Tommy Townsend in Year 2". Retrieved August 30, 2021.