August 28 the garnet and black will kick-off against Texas A&M on the upcoming SEC Network.
Landon Ard is no. 19 on your countdown to kick-off roster today.
The Rock Hill, S.C.-native is a junior with the Gamecocks, who walked-on in 2011 and joined the team that fall. He was redshirted his first season, but quickly turned heads heading into 2012.
5-foot-9, 178 pound Ard earned kickoff duties and had three touchbacks among his 13 kickoffs.
2013, the South Pointe-alum notched 83 kickoffs for an average 22.5 yards per return and was credited with three tackles.
This season, Ard joins Texas-native Elliott Fry on the KO and PK positions for the specialist team.
Today, the Gamecocks host a scrimmage at Williams-Brice for fans to attend and support their garnet and black before the season.
GamecockPride.com will keep you updated with that scrimmage today on the latest information.