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Damani Staley
Damani  Staley


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Ridge View

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225


1 VL

Sophomore linebacker who saw limited action as a true freshman, but will be counted on to be a regular in the rotation this fall... father, Duce, played for the Gamecocks and in the NFL and was a coach on the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles squad... local product from Columbia’s Ridge View High School.

2017: True freshman linebacker who saw action in six games on special teams... did not record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Local product who set the school record with 29 sacks as a senior defensive end at Ridge View High School, breaking his own mark of 21, set as a junior in 2015... recorded at least two sacks in 12 of 13 games as a senior... registered 120 tackles overall... helped the Blazers to a 10-win season and a trip to the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season... named The State's Defensive Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season and selected to the All-Midlands team... coached by Perry Parks... Rivals rated him as the 14th-best player in the state... considered the 20th-best player in the state and the 81st-best tight end in the country by 247Sports... ranked as the 18th-best player in South Carolina and the 78th-best outside linebacker in the country by ESPN... ranked as the 60th-best outside linebacker in the country by Scout... father, Duce Staley, was a standout at Carolina before embarking on an NFL career.

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