South Carolina clinches bowl eligibility in head coach Will Muschamp's first year at the helm
Bentley solid in his first career start in the Garnet and Black
Gamecocks hold first competition of Muschamp era
Nov. 26, 2016
Nov. 19, 2016
The Gamecocks defeat Missouri, on November, 5, 2016.
South Carolina vs. Missouri (9/27/14)
2017 Co-Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring
2016 Tenacity Award - Special Teams
2016 Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring
2015 Spring Everyday Attitude Award (Defense)
2014-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll
Senior linebacker who was granted a fifth year of eligibility after a season-ending shoulder injury derailed his 2017 campaign... participated in non-contact drills during the spring while continuing to rehab from the injury... has the ability to be a speed rusher and also cover a receiver in space as a Buck or Sam linebacker, giving the coaches some flexibility... has appeared in 40 games making 13 starts over the past four seasons... owns 17.5 tackles for loss among 135 career stops... a leader both on and off the field, he was elected as the vice chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council.
2017: Started each of the first three games... logged 10 tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception... served as a team captain in the season opener vs. NC State and responded with five tackles including a sack, and recovered a third-quarter fumble to set up Carolina's last score of the game... intercepted a pass at Missouri... suffered a shoulder injury late in the Kentucky game... underwent season-ending surgery on September 27... shared Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring honors with D.J. Smith.
2016: Played in every game, making seven starts... ranked second on the team with 75 tackles, including 46 solo stops, and was second with 8.5 tackles for loss... had eight games with six or more tackles, including a career-high 12 stops in the regular-season finale at Clemson... logged a pair of interceptions, picking off passes at Clemson and against USF in the season's final two games... earned the special team's Tenacity Award, as selected by the players following the season... set a then-career high with seven tackles at Mississippi State, including two tackles for loss... matched that with seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, vs. East Carolina... made six tackles at Kentucky... matched a career high with seven tackles against Texas A&M... set a new career-high with nine tackles (all solo) and added one tackle for loss against Georgia... had a big day in the UMass win, matching career highs of nine tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss while recording his first career full sack... finished with four tackles and a 13-yard sack in the Missouri win... made three tackles with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Florida... made six tackles in the Western Carolina win... earned the Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring accolades.
2015: Saw action in every game with one start... credited with 23 tackles, including 14 solo stops... recorded a career-high six tackles including a half-tackle for loss at Georgia... logged five tackles, including four solos, at LSU... saw his most extensive duty against Vanderbilt after T.J. Holloman was ejected for targeting... logged three tackles and picked off his first pass against the Commodores... had four stops, including a pair of tackles for loss, against Florida... made his first start of the season against The Citadel and responded with three tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry... recognized with the Everyday Attitude award for the defense in the spring.
2014: True freshman who started the season at linebacker in a 3-4 scheme but moved to defensive end late in the campaign... played in 12 games, making a pair of starts... logged 27 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss... earned the start in the season opener against Texas A&M... joined Al Harris Jr. as first true freshmen to start a season opener since Jadeveon Clowney in 2011... recovered first career fumble at Vanderbilt... forced two quarterback hurries to go with three tackles versus Missouri... collected a season-high five tackles versus Tennessee... had his best game at Florida, collecting a half sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... started at defensive end and made three tackles against South Alabama... named to the 2014-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) High School in 2014.... coached by Jimmy Smith... the Saints went 7-5 in his senior season, reaching the second round of the state AAA playoffs... earned Class AAA second-team all-state honors by the Georgia Sportswriters... earned a spot on the AJC's Class AAA All-Metro squad... played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl following his senior season... collected 99 tackles with 22 tackles for loss including 16 sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception, as a junior... was an AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl selection... recorded 64 tackles as a sophomore... Rivals considered him the sixth-best outside linebacker in the nation, No. 103 overall, and the 28th-best player in the state of Georgia... was Scout's 12th-best outside linebackers and rated No. 138 overall... 247Sports listed him as the nation's No. 6 outside linebacker, the seventh-best player in the state of Georgia and No. 96 on its Top247 list... ESPN considered him No. 162 on its ESPN300 list, the 10th-best outside linebacker in the nation and the 11th-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar number 208 on the Top 300 All-American Team.
PERSONAL: Bryson Joshua Allen-Williams was born October 15, 1996... a mass communications major... graduated in May of 2018.
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