Countdown to Kick-Off: 7 Days

The Gamecocks have made it to the one-week marker and the countdown continues to draw closer. South Carolina will kick-off its season opener against Texas A&M and launch the SEC Network. Check out who stands at no. 7 on the team’s roster and how the number seven is significant to the Gamecocks.

Shon Carson
This junior tailback was able to remain healthy and see significant playing time in 2013. He owns 265 rushing yards on 64 carries, with one touch down in 16 games.


Coming out of high school in 2011, the Scranton, S.C.-native carried the ball three times for nine yards during his true freshman year. However, he suffered a torn CL in his knee on his only carry at Georgia, forcing him to miss the rest of the season and petition for medical redshirt.
Entering the 2012 campaign, Carson injured his left wrist in camp and had surgery in late August. He returned during the Outback Bowl, where he caught two passes in the win over Michigan.
2013 was a bright year for the TB. He was third on the team with 256 yards rushing on 61 carries, an average of 4.2 yards with one touchdown, caught five passes for 58 yards and returned eight kickoffs for a 17.8-yard average.


The No. 7
-Head coach Steve Spurrier hold 77 wins at the University of South Carolina, making him the most-winningest coach in the history of the school. Lou Holtz stands as the seventh most-winningest, with 33.
-47 South Carolina players have been drafted since 2000, an average of over three draftees per year. DB Bobby Bryant was picked 167th in the 1967 NFL Draft in the seventh round.
-Created in 1967, the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted 146 members. In 1977, Dan Reeves was inducted. The former quarterback was a head coach for the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons.


GamecockPride.com will keep you updated on the countdown to kick-off the rest of the season.


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