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Carlton Heard
Carlton Heard

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Athens, Ga.

High School:
Clarke Central

Last College:
Gardner-Webb

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Position:
WR

Experience:
SQ


8/26/2014

Heard earns his way

By Avery Wilks (Gamecock Central)

Walk-on wide receiver who joined the squad for the first time in the spring of 2013... listed on the second team entering the fall... was not eligible last fall per NCAA transfer rules after playing at Gardner-Webb... earned "Most Improved" wide receiver honors in the spring of 2014.

2013: Walk-on wide receiver who joined the squad for the first time in the spring... enrolled at Carolina in January... impressed the coaches in his first opportunity on the practice fields... was not eligible in the fall per NCAA transfer rules.

2012: Played in eight games for the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs... caught 31 passes for 422 yards, averaging 13.6 yards per catch, with one touchdown... had seven catches for 107 yards against Samford... logged seven receptions for 137 yards, including a career-long 54-yard touchdown catch against Liberty, earning Big South Freshman of the Week accolades.

2011: Redshirted as a true freshman at Gardner-Webb... Began August camp as a walk-on and earned a scholarship with outstanding performance and work ethic in preseason practices.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Northeast Georgia powerhouse Clarke Central (Ga.) High under Coach Leroy Ryals... graduated in 2011... moved to receiver full time as a senior... caught 25 passes for 520 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior... helped the Gladiators to an 11-1 record and the Georgia region 8-AAAA title in 2010.

PERSONAL: Carlton Heard was born August 21, 1993... is a sociology major at South Carolina.