He finishes his career with 7,563 yards, 56th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. His career average of 5.4 yards per carry is ranked first all-time among rushers with at least 1,000 carries.
Charles twice had to overcome ACL injuries, in 2011 and 2015, missing 14 games in ’11 and 24 games in ’15 and ’16 combined. He bounced back nicely after the first ACL injury, setting his career high with 1,509 rushing yards in 2012. In 2013 he set his career high in touchdowns with 19 (12 rushing and seven receiving).
However, he was unable to fully rebound from his second ACL injury. He played just three games in the ’16 season before being placed on injured reserve with knee soreness and later undergoing arthroscopic surgery.