First of 15 Spring Practices Held at the Bluff Road Proving Grounds
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
South Carolina vs. Wofford - 11/17/12
Redshirt freshman who made the transition from tight end to linebacker in the spring as he looks for an opportunity to get on the playing field this fall... slated to compete with Cedrick Cooper and Marcquis Roberts at the "Will" linebacker position... did play some linebacker along with tight end during his prep career... recognized at the 2013 spring game for making "Big Plays" on defense during the spring.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman tight end... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... graduated from high school in December 2011 and enrolled at the University of South Carolina in January... was one of three players to do so, joining brothers Brock and Clayton Stadnik.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hauled in 85 passes for over 1,500 yards in his three-year prep career at Yulee (Fla.) High School, graduating in December 2011... rushed 59 times for 506 yards and four touchdowns and caught six passes for 85 yards in a run-oriented offense as a senior... added 87 tackles on defense with three interceptions... coached by Bobby Ramsay... helped the Hornets reach the second round of Florida 4A state playoffs... team finished with an 8-4 record... selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas... selected to the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register's Super Southeast 120... named to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union... caught 20 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns as a junior...he added 32 carries for 261 yards and also recorded 55 tackles on defense... logged 36 catches for 465 yards and eight scores as a sophomore... ranked as a three-star prospect, the 18th-best tight end in the country and the 66th-best player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the 231st-best player at his position by Scout.com... a four-star recruit, the 12th-best tight end and the 44th-best player in Florida according to ESPN.com... is a three-star prospect, the 35th-best tight end and the 60th-best player in the state according to 247Sports.com... selected South Carolina over Arkansas... also offered by Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Florida State among others... a PrepStar All-American.
PERSONAL: Kelvin Rainey is a sociology major.