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Ricardo Hurley
Ricardo  Hurley


Greenwood, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 242



3 VL

Criminal Justice

2005 Preseason >> All-SEC candidate can play both inside and outside linebacker ... Recognized as the co-winner of the team's Outstanding Linebacker Award during spring practice ... Made three tackles, including one for loss, in the Garnet and Black Spring Game.

2004 >> Started all 11 games at inside linebacker ... Team's fifth leading tackler with 53 total hits (38 solo) ... He is the second leading returning tackler behind Ko Simpson ... Hard-hitting defender who also was credited with four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery (vs. Georgia), one pass break up and one safety (vs. Tennessee) ... Had a season-high six solo tackles vs.Vanderbilt and Troy ... Also had five stops in games vs. Alabama and Tennessee ... His tackle of the Tennessee ball carrier in the end zone in the opening quarter lifted USC to an early 2-0 lead over the Volunteers.

2003 >> Was hampered by nagging injuries most of the year ... Bothered by an ankle injury much of the campaign ... Appeared in nine games with two starts ... Made 15 total tackles (nine solo), with one tackle for loss, one quarterback sack and one pass break up ... Was in the starting lineup against Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Was in on four tackles vs. Arkansas and three stops against Ole Miss.

2002 >> Lettered and played a significant amount as a true freshman ... Appeared in 10 games with one start (vs. Florida) ... Totaled 20 tackles (13 solo) and broke up one pass ... Made six total tackles while playing 22 snaps vs. Arkansas ... Had five stops on 40 plays against Florida ... Made six tackles and broke up a pass vs. Temple.

HIGH SCHOOL >> Rated the #1 linebacker prospect in the country by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and Prep Star ... Also rated the top linebacker in the nation according to ... Parade Magazine All-America ... Prep Star All-America and member of Prep Star Dream Team ... SuperPrep named him the top prospect in the state of South Carolina ... Played in the Shrine Bowl ... Named first team All-America by Student Sports ... First team All-South according to Forest Davis Football Recruiting ... Finished his senior year with 82 tackles, five sacks and three caused fumbles ... Also recorded 22 tackles for loss in 2001 and 27 tackles for loss in 2000 ... Led Greenwood High to the state championship in 2000 ... Played for Coach Shell Dula at Greenwood High ... Chose South Carolina over Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State and Georgia Tech.

PERSONAL >> Born Sept. 15, 1983 ... criminal justice major.



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