Darius Paulk
Darius  Paulk

RS Senior

Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Richland Northeast

Last College:
North Greenville

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 205


2 VL



Paulk Brothers United in Helping Each Other

By David Cloninger (The State)

2015 Spring Everyday Hustle Award - Offense

2014 Spring Outstanding Walk-on - Offense

2016: Redshirt senior who played in 11 games, primarily on special teams... owns three special teams tackles... made one tackle on kickoff coverage at Vanderbilt and another against Missouri... saw game action for the 20th time as a Gamecock at Florida... carried the ball three times for 24 yards in the Western Carolina win, including a 19-yard effort... also logged a special teams tackle against the Catamounts... earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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... graduated in December with a dual degree in management and marketing... brother, Rodney, played linebacker at South Carolina... brother, Leonard, played football at East Carolina.