2004: Did not see any action as a walk-on.
2002-2003: Attended McNeese State University.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for three years at Karr High School for coach Don Wattigny. Tallied 915 yards on kickoff returns as a junior. Rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yard score, against O.P. Walker during his senior season. Helped the Cougars to a pair of playoff appearances. Also lettered in track as a sprinter, winning the district title in the 200-meter dash.
PERSONAL: Born August 31, 1983 in New Orleans. The son of Timmy Charles, Sr., and Garland Ruiz. Father played football at SMU.