Senior tailback who figures to battle for the starting duty in his final campaign... leader who has done a good job in the offseason workouts... solid at pass protection and can catch the ball out of the backfield... has played in 30 games over the past three seasons including six starts... has rushed 140 times for 442 yards and seven touchdowns... has scored 10 touchdowns overall, seven on the ground and three receiving.
2009: Junior running back who split time in the backfield with Kenny Miles and Jarvis Giles... was second on the squad with 307 yards rushing... also caught 17 passes for 135 yards... led the team with eight touchdowns scored, six on the ground and two through the air... started five games - the first four of the season and the regular season finale against Clemson... gained a career-high 66 yards on a career-high 23 carries and scored the game's only touchdown on a 1-yard burst in the season opener at NC State... scored on a 13-yard pass from Stephen Garcia at Georgia... scored three touchdowns in the win over FAU, two on the ground and one through the air... turned in his career-best day against Florida... rushed 17 times for 82 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run... scored the Gamecocks' only touchdown in the bowl game against UConn.
2008: Ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 121 yards on 32 carries in seven games... averaged 3.8 yards per carry... scored one touchdown... also caught seven passes for 47 yards and a score... carried 12 times for a team-high 52 yards in the win over Wofford... also scored his first career touchdown in that contest, reaching paydirt on a seven-yard scamper... made his first collegiate start against UAB... scored his first touchdown receiving on a 13-yard pass from Stephen Garcia in that contest... did not play against either Ole Miss or Kentucky... injured his right knee in practice following the Kentucky game and did not return to game action until the season finale against Clemson when he carried four times for 25 yards.
2007: Played in 10-of-12 games during his freshman campaign... did not appear against either Arkansas or Clemson... carried six times for 14 yards... all six carries came in the season's first three games, with four of those rushes coming in the season opener against UL-Lafayette when he gained 12 yards... also carried once against Georgia (minus-four yards) and once against South Carolina State (six yards)... did not have any pass receptions... primarily saw action on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, S.C. in 2007... Rushed for 1,750 yards on 235 carriers with 18 touchdowns as a senior, helping his team to a region title and third playoff appearance in four years... a first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press and by The State... played in the Shrine Bowl... participated in the Offense-Defense All-Star Game... finished his three-year prep career with 500 carries for 4,200 yards and 50 scores... rushed for 1,340 yards and 21 TDs as a junior... coached by Scott Parker... ranked as a four-star prospect and the 31st-best running back in the nation by Scout.com... considered a four-star prospect, the 13th-best running back in the country and the ninth-best player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com... rated the 19th-best running back in the nation and the eighth-best player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... also participated in track.
PERSONAL: Brian Justin Maddox was born May 28, 1989... father, Eddie Maddox, played football at Western Carolina... pursuing in a degree in political science... enjoys deer hunting, turkey hunting and fishing... selected South Carolina over Virginia Tech... also offered by Clemson, Maryland, Auburn and Florida.