Kickoff set for 1 p.m. on PPV
South Carolina defense makes three interceptions and gets one fumble to lead team to the win
Kickoff set for 12:21 p.m. on SEC-TV
South Carolina football
South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina (11/23/13)
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State
Shots from the Gamecocks' contest at Tennessee on Oct. 19, 2013
Fourth-year junior who is penciled in as the starter at the Spur position entering the fall... primary competition comes from redshirt freshman Jordan Diggs... has seen action primarily on special teams over the past two seasons... shared Most Improved safety honors during the spring with Diggs.
2012: Redshirt sophomore Spur who also was used on special teams... played in eight games, logging three tackles... two of his stops came in the win over Georgia.
2011: Saw action in 12 of 13 games... primarily a special teams performer... did not play in the season opener against East Carolina... recorded seven tackles... credited with a tackle for loss against Florida... had two tackles against Georgia and Nebraska.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played safety at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Ga., graduating in 2010... logged 113 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior... selected to the first-team Class AAAA all-state team... the Panthers went 10-2 and were the Region 6-AAAA champions... as a junior, credited with 88 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries... a three-star prospect, the nation's 56th-best safety prospect and the state of Georgia's 64th-best prospect, according to Rivals.com... ranked as a three-star prospect and the nation's 85th-best safety by Scout.com... rated a two-star prospect and the nation's 109th-best safety by ESPN.com... originally committed to Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL: Sharrod Golightly was born January 14, 1992... is a sociology major