South Carolina improves to 5-4 on the season
Bentley solid in his first career start in the Garnet and Black
Freshman Brandon McIlwain wins in his first career start
South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall
South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing
Nov. 26, 2016
USATSI Gallery - Massachusetts @ South Carolina
South Carolina vs. Furman
South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (8/28/14)
2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2015 Harold White GPA Award - Defense
2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2015 Harold White GPA Award for Defense
Experienced defensive back who has played both the cornerback and nickelback positions in his career... has a nose for the football with four career interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 31 games, including 24 starts... also showed his punt return skills in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl with a key 39-yard return late in the contest.
2016: Junior who started every game either at cornerback or at nickel... one of eight players to start every game... shared the Most Productive Player on Defense Award with Darius English, as selected by the players following the season... logged 53 tackles... tied for eighth in the SEC with three interceptions... notched five tackles plus a tackle for loss at Mississippi State... credited with a career-high eight tackles vs. East Carolina, including two for loss, his first career sack, an interception and a forced fumble... served as team captain at Kentucky and made four tackles... made four tackles with one interception against Texas A&M... involved in two turnovers, a fumble recovery and an interception, against UMass... recovered a fumble in the Missouri win... made six tackles at Florida and also returned three punts for 10 yards... made four tackles and broke up two passes in the Western Carolina win... tied for the team lead with seven tackles in the Birmingham Bowl against USF... also forced a fumble, broke up a pass and had three punt returns for 48 yards, including a career-long 39-yard return... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career.
2015: Played in eight games, making four starts in a season that was hampered by injury... credited with 24 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception... earned the start in the season opener against North Carolina and recorded five tackles... missed the next three games with a knee injury... returned against Missouri and recorded a tackle for loss among his two stops... saw more action at LSU and logged five stops... registered three tackles and his first career interception against Vanderbilt... made his second start of the season at Texas A&M and notched a tackle and a pass breakup... notched four tackles and a pass breakup in a start versus Florida... had three stops including a half tackle for loss against The Citadel... did not play in the season finale against Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... garnered the Harold White GPA award for the defense at the 2015 spring game.
2014: Played in 10 games, making seven starts at cornerback as a true freshman... totaled 21 tackles, including 20 solo stops... earned first career playing time in the season opener against No. 21 Texas A&M, making one solo stop... did not travel to Vanderbilt due to an ankle injury... made first career start against Furman, producing five solo tackles... started each of the season's final seven games... collected a season-high six tackles and half tackle for loss at Auburn... collected four solo tackles against South Alabama... named to the 2014-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on both sides of the ball for head coach Steven Davis at Plantation (Fla.) High School... helped the Colonels to an 8-3 record and to the second round of the 7A playoffs... as a quarterback, he threw for about 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns while running for another 900 yards and seven scores... as a defensive back, he registered 30 tackles with eight pass breakups and two interceptions... played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio following his senior season... Rivals rated him as the 45th-best player in the state and the 14th-best "athlete" in the country... Scout ranked him as the 31st-best cornerback in the country and No. 265 overall... 247Sports listed him as the nation's No. 22 cornerback and the 40th-best player in the state of Florida... ESPN considered him the 12th-best "athlete" in the nation, No. 86 on the ESPN300 list and the 15th-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar as No. 101 on the Top 150 Dream Team... a member of the high school honor roll.
PERSONAL: Christopher Lamar Lammons was born January 31, 1996..... pursuing a sociology degree.
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