Penciled in as a starter entering the fall at defensive end, as the Gamecocks look to replace starters Jadeveon Clowney and Chaz Sutton... excellent pass rusher coming off the corner... needs to continue to work to gain weight to be an every down player in the SEC... selected by the coaches as the "Outstanding Weight Room" recipient for the defense during the off-season.
2013: Redshirt freshman defensive end who played in all 13 games, making one start... logged 19 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss... forced a fumble in the season opener against North Carolina... made his first career start against Kentucky, replacing an injured Jadeveon Clowney... responded with three tackles, including a half sack... credited with a quarterback hurry at Arkansas... logged a career-high six tackles, including four solo stops against Coastal Carolina... honored as the Most Improved Player on defense at the 2013 spring game.
2012: Played briefly against East Carolina and UAB... logged three tackles, all against the Blazers, including a half tackle for loss... sat out the rest of the season with an injury to his right wrist... petitioned for a medical redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won Georgia's AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year honors by the AJC after a 21-sack senior season at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., graduating in 2012... coached by Kyle Hockman... squad went 10-2 in his senior season... named to the PARADE All-America team... also played basketball... was a three-star prospect, the 22nd-best weakside defensive end and 15th-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 46th-best defensive end by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the 47th-best defensive end and the 41st-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a four-star recruit, the 20th-best defensive end and the 22nd-best player in Georgia by 247Sports.com... selected South Carolina over Arkansas among others.
PERSONAL: Darius English was born August 25, 1994... is a hotel, restaurant, tourism management major.