Indianapolis Combine Set for Feb. 20-26
Carolina Ranked 8th in AP; 7th in Coaches' Poll
Friday media availability held at Tampa Convention Center
No. 13 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Clemson - 11/24/12
Arkansas at No. 12 South Carolina
No. 8 South Carolina vs. No. 3 Florida - AP Photo Gallery
South Carolina vs LSU
South Carolina vs. Missouri - AP Photo Gallery
2012: Senior tight end and team captain who was an excellent blocker during his career and became an important cog in the passing game this season... played in all 13 games, starting 11... caught 23 passes for 324 yards... entered the season with just 27 receptions for 257 yards over three seasons... had a key 20-yard reception leading to a score in the win over Vanderbilt... caught four passes for 41 yards in the win over Missouri... hauled in a career-high six passes for a career-high 108 yards in the win over Tennessee, including a career-long 45-yarder... has played in all 53 games over the past four seasons with 23 career starts... invited to the NFL Combine.
2011: Tight end who played in all 13 games for the Garnet and Black, starting eight... caught 18 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown... caught his first pass of the season, a six-yarder, in the win at Georgia...had three catches for 34 yards against Navy... had the best receiving game of his career vs. Kentucky when he caught five passes for 46 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception, the first scoring pass of his career... had a pair of catches at Mississippi State... caught a season long 16-yard pass in the win over Clemson... had a catch in each of the last eight games and in 11 of 13 games overall.
2010: Played in all 14 games... made a pair of starts, earning the nod against both Vanderbilt and Tennessee... caught seven passes for 92 yards... set a career high with 33 yards on two catches at Clemson, including a career-long 25-yard reception... also caught two passes for 31 yards vs. Arkansas... earned the Steve Sisk Outstanding Blocker Award in the spring.
2009: True freshman who quickly moved his way into the two-deep at tight end... also saw regular action on special teams... played in all 13 games, making a pair of starts... got the starting nod against Kentucky and Vanderbilt... had a pair of catches for 23 yards... had one catch for nine yards against South Carolina State and one catch for 14 yards against Tennessee.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Joey Mangum at Central High School in Pageland, S.C., graduating in 2009... earned First-Team All-State honors from The State... helped Central reach the 2008 Class AA state finals and a 14-1 record playing both tight end and defensive end... collected 20 sacks as a senior... caught 21 passes for 400 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior... also logged 92 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries on defense in 2007... selected to play in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... two-sport star in high school as he also excelled on the hardwood.... averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds in hoops as a junior... considered a two-star prospect by Rivals.com as a tight end... regarded as a two-star prospect and the nation's 112th-best defensive end by Scout.com... considered the state's 21st-best player by SuperPrep... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region squad...selected South Carolina over Michigan State and NC State.
PERSONAL: Justice Cunningham is a sport and entertainment management major... has a brother named Power and sisters named Promise and Sincere.