Mike Davis Makes Case for Starting Role
Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Around 50 former players gathered for the event.
No. 13 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Clemson - 11/24/12
Football vs. UAB
South Carolina vs. East Carolina (9/8/12)
The Gamecock football team held its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium.
South Carolina vs. Tennessee Photo Gallery
Junior quarterback who proved he was a capable signal-caller in 2012, as he engineered wins over East Carolina and Clemson and tossed the winning pass late in the Outback Bowl to lift Carolina over Michigan... threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his two starts... expected to see plenty of action in 2013, splitting time with Connor Shaw... considered the better drop-back passer of the two.
2012: Sophomore quarterback who proved to be a more than an adequate backup for Connor Shaw... completed 66-of-127 passes on the season for 1,027 yards and 10 TDs with just two interceptions in 11 games... made a pair of starts for an injured Shaw, throwing for over 300 yards on each occasion... made his first career start against East Carolina and responded by completing 21-of-37 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns and no picks... also rushed nine times for 17 yards... had TD passes of 7, 30 and 29 yards, and also completed a 53-yard pass to Damiere Byrd... selected as the Capital One Cup Impact Performer of the Week for his efforts... came off the bench to hit 5-of-10 passes for 177 yards and two TDs against UAB... hit Byrd on a 94-yard touchdown pass, the fourth-longest pass completion in school history and also hooked up with Shaq Roland on a 30-yard scoring strike... also rushed for a six-yard score... completed 8-of-20 passes for 83 yards in a relief role at Florida... got his second starting nod at Clemson... responded by completing 23-of-41 passes for 310 yards with three touchdowns... scoring passes were from 13, 34 and 6 yards out... also had a key 20-yard draw on a 3rd-and-19 situation, the longest run of his career, setting up the game's final touchdown... received the Ernest Brooks MVP award for his performance against the Tigers... hit 7-of-10 passes for 117 yards and two scores in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... connected on a 70-yard strike to Nick Jones and found Bruce Ellington on a 32-yard scoring pass with just 11 seconds left in the contest, lifting Carolina to a 33-28 win... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... shared Most Improved Quarterback honors at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game with Seth Strickland.
2011: Listed as the second-team signal-caller after the departure of Stephen Garcia... saw action in four contests... briefly appeared in the Vanderbilt game, rushing one time for one yard... carried three times for 11 yards, including an 8-yard TD versus Kentucky... also completed both of his passes in that game for 17 yards... rushed one time for four yards at Arkansas... took the snaps on the final series in the Capital One Bowl win over Nebraska... named to the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman... worked with the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport star at Boiling Springs (S.C.) High School, graduating in 2010... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... threw for 1,300 yards and rushed for another 500, accounting for 21 touchdowns in only six games as a junior as the Bulldogs went 8-4 before losing to eventual AAAA state finalist Sumter... hindered by a separated shoulder... also played basketball... averaged 17 points, five rebounds and five assists as a junior, earning a scholarship offer from Louisiana Tech... considered a two-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com... regarded as a two-star prospect and the nation's 94th-ranked quarterback by ESPN.com... also considered ECU, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Furman... hails from the same school that produced former Carolina quarterback Phil Petty.
PERSONAL: Dylan Thompson was born October 25, 1991... is a sport and entertainment management major.