Walk-on redshirt sophomore linebacker who transferred after one year at Western Carolina... brother, Matrick, also played at South Carolina.
2016: Joined the Gamecocks in August... was not eligible per NCAA transfer rules... . selected by the coaches as a co-winner of the Special Teams Scout Team Award, along with Adrian McGee.
2015: Spent the season at Western Carolina, playing for head coach Mark Speir... played in all 11 games as a reserve on defense and on special teams... logged 11 tackles, including a sack in a win against Furman... career high was three tackles at Texas A&M.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Blythewood (S.C.) High School in 2015... coached by Dan Morgan in three seasons, amassed 279 tackles, including 210 solo stops... was a two-time all-state and all-region selection... only played in seven games as a senior, but recorded 115 tackles including 15 for loss and seven sacks... forced four fumbles and had an interception in his final campaign... posted 156 tackles including 13 TFLs with 11 sacks as a junior... set a school record with 24 tackles in a game... named the Defensive MVP of the 2014 Shrine Bowl for the South Carolina squad, after logging 14 tackles including two for loss with a fumble recovery... listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals and a two-star recruit from 247Sports.
PERSONAL: Hassan Belton is the son of Patrick and Monica Belton... father played college football as a running back at South Carolina State... brother, Matrick, is a wide receiver on the South Carolina squad.