Junior who is one of the top returning cover cornerbacks in the SEC... strong candidate for postseason honors again in 2008 after picking up several postseason accolades in 2007... listed on the preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List... hard-nosed player who loves to play the game... physical corner who plays much bigger than his size... also handles the punt return duties for the Gamecocks... did not participate in the spring drills after suffering a foot injury at the end of the 2007 season... expected to be at full strength in the fall... has played in 23 games over the past two seasons, making 15 starts... has five career interceptions... ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash in the spring of 2007... owns a 34-inch vertical leap.
2007: Earned postseason recognition, picking up first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and Rivals.com, second-team accolades from the Associated Press and third-team mention from Phil Steele's... CollegeFootballNews.com put him on its first-team All-Sophomore squad... considered the Gamecocks' best cover corner for the nation's fourth-ranked pass defense... started 10 games, but not the final two due to injury... tied for the team lead with three interceptions... seventh on the team with 47 tackles, including 40 solo stops... handled the punt return duties, ranking seventh in the SEC with a 9.2 yard average... logged 165 punt return yards, the most for a Gamecock since Ryan Brewer had 202 in 2000... returned a dozen kickoffs for 258 yards, a 21.5 yard per return average, with a long of 33 yards... forced a fumble and picked off a pass in the win over South Carolina State... had his second interception of the season when he picked off Andre Woodson in the win over then-No. 8 Kentucky... also had seven solo tackles and a fumble recovery in the game... had seven tackles, six solos, at North Carolina... also had a key 38-yard punt return at Chapel Hill, setting up a South Carolina score just before intermission... had a career-long 46-yard punt return against Vanderbilt... had one of his best games as a Gamecock at Tennessee when he logged a career-high and team-leading 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops... two of the tackles were in the backfield... also picked off a pass and was credited with another pass break up in that contest... suffered a broken bone in his left foot against Arkansas and played just one play against Florida... did not play in the season finale against Clemson... presented with the Special Teams Award following spring drills.
2006: Saw action in 12 games, including five starts as a true freshman... did not play against Wofford after being hospitalized for several days with an infection in his right forearm... got the starting nod against FAU, and then in each of the regular season's final three games - at Florida, vs. MTSU and at Clemson and in the Liberty Bowl against Houston... credited with 36 tackles, including 27 solo stops... picked off two passes and credited with five pass breakups... interceptions came against Vanderbilt and Arkansas... had a season-high five stops against both Tennessee and Houston... returned 12 kickoffs for a 23.2 yard average.
High School: Graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., in 2006, where he played for Coach Ron Lee... earned a spot on the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team... three-time all-region selection... participated in the Junior All-Star Game and Pigskin Classic in Hawaii... helped Murphy High to a 10-2 record and a 6A Regional runner-up finish his senior year... also competed for the Murphy track & field team, running the 100m and the 200m... was clocked at 10.53 in the 100m and 22.43 in the 200m dash... participated in the Junior Olympics.
Personal: Captain Munnerlyn was born April 10, 1988... working towards a degree in criminal justice... chose South Carolina over scholarship offers from Kansas State and West Virginia.