JACKSONVILLE, FL (KALB) -- It was not that long ago that DJ Chark was catching passes and finding the end zone in Louisiana. Most recently at LSU, but on the high school level with ASH and Winnfield as well.
His success through those stops was parlayed into a second round pick this last April in the NFL Draft and now Chark is writing the latest chapter of his career, a first as a professional with the Jacksonville Jaguars. And so far, his stock appears to be trending upwards.
After cutting his teeth in rookie mini-camp, Chark has turned heads the first couple of days of training camp with the Jags. Working out mainly with the backups and newcomers, Chark has already shown off his skills, making an athletic 40 yard reception near the sidelines on one pass from quarterback Cody Kessler.
His confidence on the field starting with comfort off the field, as he rejoins his former LSU roommate Leonard Fournette and a Jaguars receiver group that has welcomed its new teammate with open arms. According to Chark, the only real adversity he has faced so far is dealing with the Florida summer climate, which just goes to show that no matter where you're from, the heat is something nobody can truly be used to.
Chark will get his first chance to suit up for the Jags on August 9 when Jacksonville hosts the New Orleans Saints.