Junior who figures to replace Sharrod Golightly as the probable starter at Spur, a hybrid linebacker/safety position in the Gamecocks’ 4-2-5 defensive scheme... has played in every game over the past two seasons and in 28 games overall... credited with 67 career tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... has made three starts... is a two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... father, Shed, played linebacker for Carolina from 1984-87.
2014: Redshirt sophomore who played in all 13 games with a pair of starts... tied for sixth on the squad with 37 tackles... tied for the team lead with 2.0 sacks and tied for second on the squad with 5.0 tackles for loss... recorded six tackles, including five solo stops, in the season opener against Texas A&M... started versus East Carolina and Georgia... recorded four tackles including a half a tackle for loss at Auburn... collected a career best nine tackles, including one for loss, versus Tennessee... forced and recovered a fumble on what would have been a third down conversion deep in Carolina territory in an overtime win at Florida... totaled three solo stops with a sack against South Alabama, the first of his career... had 2.0 tackles for loss including a sacks in the Independence Bowl win over Miami... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... selected as the “Most Improved” Spur during the spring of 2014.
2013: Redshirt freshman who played behind Sharrod Golightly at the Spur position... played in all 13 games logging 25 tackles... credited with 4.0 tackles for loss, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries... had a tackle for loss in the opener against North Carolina and another against Vanderbilt... credited with a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry at Tennessee... had a tackle for loss against Mississippi State... started the bowl game against Wisconsin and recorded a career-high six tackles, including four solo stops... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2012: True freshman... played in two contests early in the season, getting in against East Carolina and UAB... logged five tackles including a tackle for loss... sat out the remainder of the season due to a left calf strain.
HIGH SCHOOL: Collected 63 tackles during his senior campaign at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Fla., graduating in 2012... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game following the season... named to the Super 75 list by the Florida Times-Union and to the Super 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register... as a junior, logged 53 solo tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a sack... also played quarterback in the wildcat offense and scored twice... as a receiver, caught 11 passes for 103 yards... earned first-team All-Area accolades by the News-Press... played on both sides of the ball as a sophomore, logging 62 tackles and three interceptions, while catching 15 passes for 201 yards and three scores... was a four-star prospect, the 11th-best safety in the country and the 39th-best player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com... was a three-star prospect and the nation's 27th-best safety by Scout.com... a four-star recruit, the 17th-best player at his position and the 45th-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a four-star recruit, the 17th-best player at his position and the 43rd-best player in the state by 247Sports.com... narrowed his choices to Vanderbilt and Tennessee and also visited Nebraska and Michigan State before selecting the Gamecocks.
PERSONAL: Jordan Diggs was born September 28, 1993... father, Shed, played linebacker for Carolina from 1984-87... is an interdisciplinary studies major.