Kickoff set for 12:21 p.m. on SEC-TV
Kickoff at 7 p.m ET on ESPN2
Football team starts SEC's first chapter of Uplifting Athletes with Thursday night event.
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Walk-on fullback who is listed atop the depth chart at that position entering the fall... has seen limited time in the backfield, but has been used on special teams, earning his first varsity letter in 2012... impressed the coaches in the spring with his strong blocking ability... earned the Outstanding Weight Room award for the offense at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2012: Saw limited action in the backfield as a blocker and also on special teams... played in all 13 games... recorded one tackle... tabbed as one of four Outstanding Walk-ons at the 2012 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2011: Moved from linebacker to fullback during fall camp to provide needed depth at the position... saw action in five games on special teams, playing against Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Arkansas and The Citadel... notched one tackle against the Razorbacks... did not participate in spring drills.
2010: Joined the program as a walk-on linebacker in the fall.
2009: Attended Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Garner (N.C.) Magnet High School in 2009... coached by Nelson Smith... lettered three years in football... named the top defensive player in the conference, was a two-time first-team all-league performer and was a first-team all-academic selection... team won the conference title and reached the fourth round of the playoffs... turned down a scholarship offer from Fayetteville State.
PERSONAL: Connor Keith McLaurin is a public health major... father, Howard, played football at East Carolina.