Meet the Rookie: Shemar Jean-Charles

Meet the Rookie, Shemar Jean-Charles! Shemar was born in Miramar, Florida, attending Miramar High School. Shemar was only a 2 star recruit, having offers from: Appalachian State, FIU, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois and Tulane, ultimately choosing Appalachian State. (All according to 24/7 sports.)

In 2016, he redshirted his freshman year, but in 2017, he was listed as a Redshirt Freshman, playing in 13 games, appearing as the team's 3rd CB in nickel situations. He ended the season with 10 tackles and 2 pass breakups. His Redshirt Sophomore year in 2018, Shemar appeared in 11 games, contributing as CB3 and a Special Teamer, and ended the season with 5 tackles and 4 broken up passes. In 2019 for his Redshirt Junior year, he started 13 of the 14 games, he had 45 tackles, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 9 passes defended, earning Third Team All Sun belt by PFF College. His final year in 2020, Shemar started all 12 games, with 35 tackles, 1 interception and 16 passes defended.

This year earned him First-team All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation (first FBS first-team All-American in school history), Second-team All-American and the Sun Belt Player of the Year by PFF College, Second-team All-American by Sporting News and third-team All-American, Semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (nation’s top defender) and Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back) as well as earning a spot on the First-team All-Sun Belt. He also had a higher incompletion rate (34.6%) than catch rate allowed (32.7%). He was also ranked the 16th best player in college by PFF.

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