Kickoff set for 1 p.m. on PPV
South Carolina defense makes three interceptions and gets one fumble to lead team to the win
Kickoff set for 12:21 p.m. on SEC-TV
South Carolina football
South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina (11/23/13)
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State
Shots from the Gamecocks' contest at Tennessee on Oct. 19, 2013
Senior who won the starting nod at the Spur position in the fall of 2013 and developed into one of the more consistent performers on the defensive side of the ball... figures to be the starter at the position again in 2014... will be limited in the spring after undergoing minor left knee surgery in the offseason... has made 12 career starts.
2013: Fourth-year junior who turned in a solid season, starting all 12 regular season games at the Spur position... earned a spot on the A.P. All-SEC second team and on Phil Steele's third-team All-SEC unit... sixth on the squad with 47 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... had four pass breakups and recovered a pair of fumbles... made his first career start in the opener against North Carolina... responded with six tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry... credited with a 10-yard sack against Vandy... tied for the team high with five stops against UCF... credited with five tackles, including a half-sack and a pass breakup against Kentucky... logged four tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Mizzou... had one of his top games versus Mississippi State with four tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery... tied for the team lead with six tackles against Florida, including a half-tackle for loss... shared Most Improved safety honors during the spring.
2012: Redshirt sophomore Spur who also was used on special teams... played in eight games, logging three tackles... two of his stops came in the win over Georgia.
2011: Saw action in 12 of 13 games... primarily a special teams performer... did not play in the season opener against East Carolina... recorded seven tackles... credited with a tackle for loss against Florida... had two tackles against Georgia and Nebraska.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played safety at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Ga., graduating in 2010... logged 113 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior... selected to the first-team Class AAAA all-state team... the Panthers went 10-2 and were the Region 6-AAAA champions... as a junior, credited with 88 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries... a three-star prospect, the nation's 56th-best safety prospect and the state of Georgia's 64th-best prospect, according to Rivals.com... ranked as a three-star prospect and the nation's 85th-best safety by Scout.com... rated a two-star prospect and the nation's 109th-best safety by ESPN.com... originally committed to Vanderbilt.
PERSONAL: Sharrod Golightly was born January 14, 1992... is a sociology major