Redshirt freshman who had an opportunity to showcase his skills in the spring... got on the practice field for the first time during the bowl mini-camp in December after sitting out the fall while recovering from a knee injury... has the physical tools but the biggest learning curve of the returning backs... listed with the third-team unit.
2012: True freshman who spent the season redshirting while rehabbing a knee injury he suffered in high school... was not part of the preseason 105.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for over 5,000 yards and 90 touchdowns during his prep career at Williston (S.C.)-Elko High School, graduating in 2012... coached by Dwayne Garrick... partially tore his ACL during his senior season and underwent surgery in December 2011.... still rushed for 1,198 yards and 21 scores on 139 carries as a senior... was a third-team junior All-American by ESPNHS after rushing for 2,151 yards and 39 scores... carried for 1,958 yards and 30 TDs as a sophomore... earned all-state honors as both a sophomore and junior... led his team to the Class A state championship as a sophomore and to the state finals as a junior... was a three-star prospect, the nation's 45th-best running back and the 21st-best player in the state by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the 88th-best running back by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the 22nd-best player in the state and the 30th-best running back according to ESPN.com... considered the No. 18 prospect in South Carolina, the 61st-best running back in the nation and a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com... the PrepStar All-American was Carolina's first commitment for the 2012 class.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 21, 1993, Kendric Marquez Salley is a sport & entertainment management major.