Freddie Brown, III
Solid possession-type wide receiver who figures to get plenty of action again in 2008... possesses some of the best hands on the squad and runs good routes... played in all 12 games in 2007, catching 17 passes for Reliable possession-type wide receiver who figures to get plenty of action again in 2008... possesses some of the best hands on the squad and runs good routes... knows all the wide receiver positions... has made seven career starts over the past two seasons... has caught 31 passes for 342 yards in his career, an average of 11.0 yards per catch.
2007: Played in all 12 games, making a trio of starts (Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina)... caught 17 passes for 195 yards, an average of 11.5 yards per reception... logged three catches for a career-high-tying 50 yards in the win over Mississippi State, including a career-long 23-yard reception... matched his career high with four receptions for 41 yards against Tennessee.
2006: Developed into the Gamecocks' third receiver behind Sidney Rice and Kenny McKinley... started four games... caught 14 passes for 147 yards, the fourth-highest totals on the team... did not have a reception in the first seven games, then caught 14 passes in the final six contests, including four each against Arkansas, Florida and Clemson... had a season-high 50 yards receiving against Arkansas.
2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Byrnes High in Duncan, S.C., in 2005... caught 68 passes for 978 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season for Coach Bobby Bentley... had three touchdown catches in the state semifinals vs. Aiken... caught 86 passes for 1,486 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons at Robinson High in Charlotte prior to transferring to Byrnes... also an outstanding basketball player, he scored 1,269 points while playing at Robinson High, and was named the conference Player of the Year... played in the 2004 North-South All-Star Game... rated the 14th-best player in the state and the 49th-best wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com... rated the 15th-best player in South Carolina by SuperPrep.
PERSONAL: Freddie Brown III was born Feb. 19, 1987... is an African-American studies major... father, Freddie, is the head coach at Woodruff (S.C.) High School... owns a 34-inch vertical leap.