Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Thursday's Practice Report
Physical cornerback who is also considered the Gamecocks' best cover corner... plays with a lot of emotion... also listed as the team's top punter returner entering the fall... has made a dozen career starts while playing 23 games over the past two seasons... has a pair of interceptions... garnered the Everyday Attitude Award at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game, the second-straight year he's captured that award.
2012: Sophomore cornerback who played in all 13 games, starting 12... did not officially "start" against Florida, as the first defensive play was a goal-line situation... credited with 40 tackles including 23 solos... had one interception and tied for the team high with six pass breakups... made his first career start at Vanderbilt in the season opener... logged a career-high 10 tackles at LSU... returned a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion at Florida... credited with four tackles and two pass breakups at Florida... intercepted a Tyler Bray pass in the final minute, sealing the win over Tennessee... recorded six tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and his first career sack in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... tabbed as the Everyday Attitude and Hustle Award winner, along with Bruce Ellington, for the spring at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2011: Played in 10 games as a cornerback and kick returner... credited with 14 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups... returned seven kickoffs for a 25.4 yard average, the best average on the squad... saw his first action for the Garnet and Black in the win over Vanderbilt... picked off a pass against Kentucky... had a season long 55-yard kick return at Arkansas.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly-touted defensive back who was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, following his senior season at Darlington (S.C.) High School... played for coach Justin Danner... logged 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior... also scored six TDs on offense... named all-state by the Associated Press despite playing only six games due to eligibility issues following a transfer... played at Independence High in Charlotte in 2008 before moving to Darlington... had 50 tackles and 10 interceptions as a junior... regarded as a four-star prospect, ranked as the sixth-best cornerback, the state's third-best player and the 60th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com... considered a three-star prospect and the nation's 47th-best cornerback by Scout.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 23rd-best cornerback by ESPN.com... ranked as the 14th-best defensive back in the country by SuperPrep... rated 71st on PrepStar's top 150 Dream Team... originally committed to Florida... also considered Tennessee and North Carolina.
PERSONAL: Victor Hampton was born March 12, 1992... is a sociology major at South Carolina... is a regular in the community speaking to the youth of Columbia.