Walk-on who joined the team in the fall of 2007... adds depth to the defensive line... strong player who gives excellent effort.
2008: Saw action in three games... played against NC State, Wofford and UAB.
2007: Redshirted as a walk-on player in his first season with the Gamecocks.
2006: Attended Benedict College in Columbia but did not compete in football.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Wade Hampton High School in Hampton, S.C., in 2006 where he played football for Binky Rankin and defensive line coach I.W. Mathis... served as team captain as both a junior and senior... team was the region champs in both 2004 and `05 and appeared in the playoffs in each of his final three seasons... was an all-state and all-region lineman during his final campaign... played in the North/South All-Star game... considered one of the Top 100 prospects in the Palmetto State... was an Old Spice Red Zone recipient and team MVP as a senior... set the school sacks record for a single game (7), single season (15) and career (26)... named Most Improved as a junior... also competed in basketball and track & field... was a member of the Beta Club and on the school's honor roll.