2014 Spring Outstanding Walk-on - Offense
Former walk-on who earned a scholarship for the 2015 campaign in his first season of eligibility at South Carolina... figures to be a fixture on special teams and provide running back depth in his final season.
2015: Was eligible for the first time at South Carolina after transferring... placed on scholarship prior to the start of the season... played in all 12 games... credited with five tackles on special teams... also rushed twice for three yards at Georgia... recognized with the Everyday Hustle award for the offense during the spring.
2014: Walk-on who joined the squad in the spring... impressed the coaches in his first work in the Garnet & Black to garner the Outstanding Walk-On award for the offense... was not eligible to compete after spending the last two seasons at North Greenville... took a redshirt season.
2013: Carried 32 times for 120 yards in nine games for a 5-6 North Greenville squad.
2012: Rushed for 748 yards on 161 carries in nine games for North Greenville... also had nine catches for 34 yards... team went 5-6.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Richland Northeast High School in Columbia in 2012... coached by Jay Frye... was an all-region selection after rushing for over 1,000 yards on 155 carries with nine touchdowns as a senior... two-time team captain... lettered three times... had scholarship offers from North Greenville and Newberry.
PERSONAL: Darius Devante Paulk was born February 8, 1994... is working towards a dual degree in management and marketing... brother, Rodney, played linebacker at South Carolina... brother, Leonard, played football at East Carolina.