J.T. Surratt
J.T. Surratt

RS Senior

Winston-Salem, N.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 310


2 VL


Surratt flying under the radar on D-line

By Neil White (The State)


South Carolina's top 10 most important players: No. 4, J.T. Surratt

By Ryan Wood (Post and Courier)

Fifth-year senior who is the lone returning starter along the defensive line... will be looked on for leadership... a preseason third-team All-SEC selection by Phil Steele... shared the Everyday Attitude award for the defense with Marcquis Roberts during the spring... has made 14 career starts, including every game during the 2013 season.

2013: Fourth-year junior defensive tackle who started all 13 games... registered 33 tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... tied for the team high with six tackles, including five solo stops and a tackle for loss, against Kentucky... logged four tackles including three solo stops against Missouri... credited with an 11-yard sack and another quarterback hurry in the win over Mississippi State.

2012: Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle who played in each of the final 10 games... made one start... logged 14 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss and a half sack... Had a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in the win over Missouri... made his first career start at Florida when the Gamecocks opened in a goal-line defense... his half sack came at Clemson.

2011: Reserve defensive tackle... credited with two tackles in three games... saw action against Kentucky, Arkansas and Florida.

2010: Redshirted during his true freshman campaign... injured his right shoulder during fall camp and underwent surgery... spent the remainder of the fall rehabbing the injury.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-conference, all-county and all-state honors at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., graduating in 2010... played for coach Deangelo Bell... logged 78 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a senior... participated in the East-West All-Star Game... credited with 122 tackles, including 28 tackles for loss and 22 sacks as a junior... also played basketball in high school... averaged nine points, 12 rebounds and six blocks as a junior on the hardwood... considered a two-star prospect by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 79th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com... regarded as a three-star prospect and the nation's 94th-ranked defensive tackle by ESPN.com... also had offers from Louisville, East Carolina, Marshall and Western Carolina.

PERSONAL: Terrence Jalen Surratt was born August 10, 1992... is pursuing a degree in hotel, restaurant, tourism management.