Bentley solid in his first career start in the Garnet and Black
Freshman Brandon McIlwain wins in his first career start
Gamecocks hold first competition of Muschamp era
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Birmingham Bowl featuring South Carolina against USF.
Photos from South Carolina @ Florida on November 12, 2016.
USATSI Gallery - Massachusetts @ South Carolina
Check out the photo gallery from the South Carolina football game against No. 11 Florida.
The Gamecocks welcomed the Commodores to South Carolina for an SEC matchup on Saturday.
2016 Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative
2015 Team Captain
2015 Spring Everyday Effort Award - Defense
2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2014 Spring Big Plays Award - Defense
2013 Athlon's Third-Team Freshman All-American
2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2013 Harold White GPA Award for the Defense
2016: Senior linebacker who played in every game with 12 starts... named a permanent team captain for the second-straight year... ranked third on the team with 71 tackles (51 solo)... had three interceptions, which ranked tied for fifth in the SEC... made five tackles in the victory over Vandy... added seven tackles and an interception at Mississippi State... his pick came on the goal line, denying the Bulldogs a 2nd-quarter touchdown... led the Gamecocks with a career-best nine tackles (seven solo) in the East Carolina victory... tallied one tackle for loss and was in on three more tackles on plays that went for no gain against the Pirates... tallied five tackles (four solo) against Texas A&M... made five tackles, all solo, and was credited with a quarterback hurry against Georgia... had a big all-around day in the UMass win, with six tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a forced fumble... tallied five tackles, including one tackle for loss, in the win against Tennessee... logged seven tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in the Missouri win... picked off a pass against Florida... collected five tackles each against Western Carolina and Clemson... had seven stops against USF in the Birmingham Bowl... named the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative at the Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2015: Played in 10 games making nine starts... third on the team with 63 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss... picked off a pair of passes and recovered three fumbles, tops in the SEC and tied for seventh in the country... named a permanent team captain despite not playing in the season's first two games... saw his first game action of 2015 at Georgia and was credited with four tackles... earned the start at the MIKE linebacker position against UCF and responded with six tackles, including a tackle for loss, a pair of interceptions, a pass break up and two hurries... had six stops including a tackle for loss and a pass break up at Missouri... credited with six stops at LSU... picked up a fumble against Vanderbilt before leaving the game after being flagged for targeting... logged eight tackles at Texas A&M and against Florida... notched seven stops and recovered a fumble at Tennessee... credited with six solo tackles versus The Citadel... posted a career-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble in the season finale against Clemson... had an excellent spring in which he was recognized along with Gerald Dixon Jr. as the Everyday Effort award winner for the defense.
2014: Sophomore linebacker who played in all 13 games making four starts... credited with 33 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss... posted six solo stops in a start versus East Carolina... credited with four stops at Vanderbilt... totaled six tackles against South Alabama including a 13-yard sack... matched a career-high with seven tackles against Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... earned the Big Plays award for the defense during the spring.
2013: Redshirt freshman who played in all 13 games, making three starts at linebacker... named to Athlon's third-team Freshman All-America squad... split time with Kaiwan Lewis... collected 44 tackles, including 28 solo stops... had 5.0 tackles for loss and a sack... tied for second on the squad with three interceptions... tied for the team lead with five tackles at UCF, including a tackle for loss... also logged his first career interception against the Knights... made his first career start against Kentucky... responded by tying for the team lead with six tackles, including five solo stops... also started against Tennessee and Arkansas... registered seven tackles at Tennessee with a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry... collected another seven stops including his first career sack in the win over Coastal Carolina... intercepted a pass against Mississippi State and another against Clemson... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... recognized at the 2013 Garnet & Black Game for the Harold White GPA Award for the defense.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Paul Standard at St. Pius X Catholic School in Atlanta, graduating in 2012... team went 12-1 in his senior season... racked up 48 tackles and four interceptions as a junior... played quarterback for half a season and threw for 500 yards and rushed for 430 more... also ran track... was a three-star prospect, the 60th-best player in the state of Georgia and the nation's 63rd-best outside linebacker by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 90th-best outside linebacker by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the 60th-best outside linebacker and the 63rd-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a three-star recruit, the 29th-best outside linebacker and the 67th-best player in Georgia by 247Sports.com... selected the Gamecocks over Illinois, Louisville and NC State.
PERSONAL: Thomas J. “T.J.” Holloman IV was born August 15, 1994... graduated in December with a degree in accounting... stepfather played football at North Carolina.