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
Senior fullback who is listed as the starter at the position entering the fall... did not take part in spring drills while recovering from a broken left fibula suffered just days before the 2014 Capital One Bowl... considered an excellent blocker... has made five career starts.
2013: Former walk-on who saw action in all 12 regular season games, making five starts at fullback... also used on special teams... touched the ball for the only time in his career in the Clemson game when he caught a key 15-yard pass... broke his left leg two days in practice prior to the bowl game... earned the Outstanding Weight Room award for the offense at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game... granted a scholarship prior to the start of the season.
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.
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 has earned his degree in public health... father, Howard, played football at East Carolina.