2012: Senior defensive lineman who played in all 13 games... credited with 22 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, second on the squad... also forced a pair of fumbles... credited with a sack in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt... logged a half-sack in the win over Missouri... had his best game with four tackles, a pair of sacks and a key forced fumble at Kentucky... registered a sack and two tackles for loss against Arkansas... had a final sack in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... played in 45 games in his career making six career starts.
2011: Played in 12 of 13 games starting six times... credited with nine tackles including seven solo stops... made his first career start at Georgia... started six consecutive contests... had a season-high three tackles against Navy... credited with a tackle for loss versus Vanderbilt... recovered a fumble in the bowl win over Nebraska.
2010: Played in all 14 games... used primarily on special teams but also in certain defensive packages... logged 10 tackles... recorded a season-high three tackles vs. Southern Miss, playing significant snaps in the second half... recovered a fumble vs. Troy, leading to a Gamecock touchdown two plays later.
2009: True freshman defensive lineman... took the redshirt off for the SC State game and responded with four tackles... played in six games, primarily on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way performer and a three-year starter for Art Craig at Timberland High School... graduated in 2009... earned first-team all-state honors from The State after his senior season... racked up 11 sacks and 83 tackles, including 13 for loss... helped his squad reach the state AA semifinals in his final campaign... played tight end in the North-South All-Star Game... recorded 58 tackles and six sacks as a junior... also excelled on the basketball court where he was an all-state selection and the region player of the year as a junior... rated as the 47th-best rush end in the country, the 25th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com... considered a three-star prospect and the nation's 32nd-best defensive end, according to Scout.com... considered the state's 22nd-best player by SuperPrep... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region squad... also offered by Tennessee.
PERSONAL: Aldrick J. Fordham is pursuing a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.