2013 Freshman All-American
Fifth-year senior offensive lineman... can play both guard and center... sat out the 2015 campaign after transferring from Wake Forest, where he played in all 24 games, making 23 starts from 2013-14, earning Freshman All-America accolades in 2013... has made 36 career FBS starts, most on the squad.
2016: Junior offensive lineman who started every game in 2016... made his Gamecock debut in the Vanderbilt win, starting at center... shifted to right guard at Mississippi State and held that position throughout the remainder of the season... served as a team captain against Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee... shared the Strength & Conditioning Award with Hayden Hurst as selected by the coaches... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Former Wake Forest offensive lineman who joined the Gamecocks in the fall... was not eligible due to NCAA transfer rules.
2014: Started the first seven games of the 2014 season at left guard, then moved back to center for the final five contests for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and head coach Dave Clawson... selected the Gamecocks over offers from Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Penn State after electing to leave Wake Forest.
2013: Earned Freshman All-America accolades for head coach Jim Grobe... played in all 12 games with 11 starts at center as a true freshman... started every game except Senior Day vs. Duke, giving way to senior Whit Barnes... started the season opener vs. Presbyterian to become the first Demon Deacon since defensive tackle Marvin Mitchell in 1987 to start his first collegiate game.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Milton High School in Georgia... earned all-metro, all-region and high school All-American honors... awarded first team All-Region 5-6A honors as a senior... was the starting center for the Blue team in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl in Houston... ranked as the No. 9 center nationally and the No. 58 prospect in Georgia by Rivals... played for coach Howie DeCristofaro... had 11 offers including South Carolina, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Louisville and USF.
PERSONAL: Cory Helms was born December 31, 1994... is an interdisciplinary studies major.