South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall
Gamecocks roll up over 600 yards of offense, score 70 for just fifth time in program history
The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels to open the 2015-16 Season in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2016: Senior defensive tackle who played in every game, with three starts... had 32 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and a pair of hurries... earned his first career start in the Vandy win and tallied five tackles... posted three solo stops and a hurry vs. the Commodores... started and set a career-high with six tackles at Mississippi State... finished with two tackles, a fumble recovery and a QB hurry in the UMass win... matched a career-high with six tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss at Florida.
2015: Played in 11 of 12 games, collecting 14 tackles... had 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks... had a key performance in the season opener, collecting 1.5 sacks in key moments to stall drives for North Carolina... credited with three stops against Florida, including a six-yard sack and another four-yard tackle for loss... credited with three solo tackles against The Citadel... earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight year.
2014: Credited with eight tackles in six games... logged a tackle for loss in the opener against Texas A&M... did not play in the last four regular season contests or in the bowl game... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2013: True freshman defensive tackle who got his feet wet in 2013... played in nine games, logging a dozen tackles... had four tackles including a half-tackle for loss in the season opener against North Carolina... collected a season-high five stops in the win over Coastal Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL: Defensive tackle who recorded 108 total tackles including 10 sacks as a senior at Mill Creek High School (Hoschton, Ga.)... graduated in 2013... helped the Hawks to a 9-4 record and the third round of the 6A state playoffs as a senior... coached by Shannon Jarvis... named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AAAAAA all-state team... named second-team all-state by the Georgia Sportswriters Association... played in the Under Armour All-American game following his senior season... recorded 44 tackles with six tackles for loss as a junior, earning all-state and All-Gwinnett County accolades... four-star prospect who was regarded as the 10th-best player in Georgia, the seventh-best defensive tackle in the country and the 120th-best player overall on the Rivals250... a four-star prospect and the nation's 13th-best defensive tackle according to Scout... a four-star prospect, the eighth-best player in Georgia, the seventh-best defensive tackle in the country, the 78th-best player overall and a second-team All-American according to 247Sports... a four-star prospect, the 12th-best defensive tackle in the country and the 123rd-best player overall by PrepStar... considered the nation's 12th-best defensive tackle by MaxPreps... rated a four-star prospect and No. 100 on the ESPN150... named honorable mention on PARADE magazine's All-America team... had numerous offers including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee.
PERSONAL: Kelsey A. Griffin was born September 19, 1994... is a sport and entertainment management major.