Shaw (football) and Schmidt (equestrian) are both all-time wins leaders
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Coach Spurrier and Spurrier Jr. address media on Wedneday
The senior quarterback threw three TD passes, caught one and ran one to cap his career
South Carolina wins fifth-straight game in the Palmetto State's rivalry game
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USATSPI: South Carolina vs. Wisconsin - Capital One Bowl - 01/01/2014
Clemson @ South Carolina
South Carolina vs. Clemson 11/30/13
South Carolina football
2013: Senior who became the winningest quarterback in school history... posted a 27-5 career mark as a starter, including a perfect 17-0 record at home... completed 63.4 percent of his passes (180-for-284) in 2013 for 2,447 yards with 24 touchdowns and just one interception... had an efficiency rating of 162.94... also second on the team in rushing with 558 yards... named one of four permanent captains... was a finalist for the Unitas Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award... hit Shaq Roland on a 65-yard bomb on the third play from scrimmage in the season opener against North Carolina... it was the longest touchdown pass of his career and put the Gamecocks on the scoreboard faster than at any other season-opening game since joining the SEC... completed 16-of-25 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns at Georgia... also rushed 16 times for 75 yards in that contest... completed 21-of-29 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns against Vanderbilt... also ran 19 times for a game-high 84 yards in the win... suffered a right shoulder injury early in the UCF game... completed 17-of-20 passes for 262 yards in the win over Kentucky... included was a 62-yard TD strike to Damiere Byrd... also rushed for 50 yards with a touchdown, including a season-high 31-yard burst... accounted for four touchdowns in the win at Arkansas... completed 19-of-28 passes for 219 yards and three scores and rushed 14 times for 37 yards and another TD against the Razorbacks... included was a 45-yard scoring strike to Damiere Byrd... had his consecutive pass string without an interception snapped at a school record-177 passes at Tennessee... was just 7-for-21 in that contest, but completed a 76-yard touchdown pass to Damiere Byrd and rushed 19 times for 78 yards, including a 29-yard scamper... suffered a knee sprain late in that contest... did not start at Missouri due to the knee sprain... entered the game in the third quarter and led the Gamecocks to a dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 double-overtime win over the fifth-ranked Tigers... rallied the team from a 17-0 fourth-quarter deficit by leading five-consecutive scoring drives... finished 20-of-29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns... earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors by the league office and Athlon Sports, national Offensive Player of the Week accolades by Athlon and the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week award... completed just 10-of-20 passes for 147 yards, but tied his career high with four touchdown passes in the win over Mississippi State... completed 14-of-26 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns and rushed a season-high 22 times for a season-high 94 yards and a score in the win over Clemson... accounted for five touchdowns while earning MVP honors in the 2014 Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin... threw for three scores, rushed for one and also caught a nine-yard TD pass from Bruce Ellington... logged 6,074 career passing yards and 1,683 rushing yards... became the first player in school history with over 4,000 passing and 1,000 rushing yards... ranks second in school history with 56 touchdowns passing... holds the school record by hitting 65.5 percent of his career pass attempts... ranks fifth in career completions with 480, fourth in career passing yards with 6,074 and seventh in career passing attempts with 733... rushed for more yards than any quarterback in school history and ranks 20th on Carolina's all-time rushing list... responsible for 74 touchdowns, the most in school history... named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week five times in his career... earned honorable mention All-America accolades by SI.com... was a Phil Steele third-team All-SEC selection.
2012: Junior quarterback who started 11 of 13 games... missed two contests due to injury... named SEC Offensive Player of the Week twice... completed a school-record 67.5 percent of his passes... ranked third in the SEC and 10th in the country in pass efficiency (158.1)... second on the squad with 435 yards rushing and three TDs... rushed 14 times for 92 yards in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt... suffered a right shoulder injury in that contest and did not play in week 2 against East Carolina... earned SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the 31-10 win over Missouri... set a school record by completing 20-consecutive passes and finished the contest 20-for-21 for 249 yards and two touchdowns... also carried a dozen times for 41 yards... completed 15-of-18 passes for 148 yards and two scores in the win at Kentucky... also rushed 19 times for 76 yards in that contest... completed 35-of-39 passes in the two-game stretch against Mizzou and Kentucky... was 6-of-10 for 162 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 14 times for 78 yards and a score in the Gamecocks' 35-7 dismantling of Georgia... earned a spot on Phil Steele's third-team Midseason All-SEC squad... named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the win over Tennessee... completed 22-of-32 passes for a career-high 356 yards with three touchdowns... also carried 18 times for 33 yards and a TD... completed 14-of-22 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns and also had a 10-yard TD run in the win over Arkansas... did not play in the regular-season finale against Clemson due to a foot injury... was 18-for-26 for 224 yards and two TDs in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... also rushed for 96 yards in that contest including a 64-yard burst, the longest of his career.
2011: Sophomore signal-caller who completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,448 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions... also rushed 135 times for 525 yards with eight scores... became just the third Gamecock quarterback since 1971 to open his career with four-straight wins, joining Steve Taneyhill (1992) and Chris Smelley (2007)... was shaky in his debut against East Carolina, completing 3-of-9 passes for 21 yards and rushing seven times for 26 yards in one quarter of action... second career start came against Kentucky and he responded with an SEC Offensive Player of the Week performance, completing 26-of-39 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns... the four touchdown passes were the most for a Gamecock quarterback since Blake Mitchell in 2006... completed 20-of-28 passes for 155 yards with one touchdown and two picks in his first road start at Mississippi State... was 10-of-18 for 87 yards with one TD and one interception at Tennessee, but also rushed 16 times for 64 yards and a score... completed 16-of-25 passes for 128 yards with an interception and ran for two scores at Arkansas before leaving the game with a concussion... rushed for 88 yards on 16 carries against Florida... had an efficient 16-of-18 performance, throwing for 217 yards and three touchdowns, against The Citadel, and also rushed 11 times for 90 yards, including a career-long 60-yard TD run... named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and named the Ernest Brooks Offensive MVP award for his performance against Clemson when he completed 14-of-20 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns and ran 19 times for a career-high 107 yards... recorded his two longest completions of the regular season, a 49-yard TD strike to Bruce Ellington and a 55-yard bomb to Rory Anderson... connected on a career-best 78-yard strike to Alshon Jeffery in the Capital One Bowl win over Nebraska... also found Jeffery on a 51-yard "Hail Mary" as time expired in the first half... completed 11-of-17 passes for 230 yards and two TDs and rushed 19 times for 42 yards and another score in leading the Gamecocks to their first bowl win since 2006... over the last three games, completed 41-of-55 passes (74.5 percent) for 657 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception... scored a rushing touchdown in each of the last six games... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010: True freshman quarterback who graduated from high school early to enroll at South Carolina in the spring... quickly worked his way up the depth chart and entered the season listed on the second team behind Stephen Garcia... played in nine games... completed 69.7 percent of his passes (23-of-33) for 223 yards... was the team's fourth-leading rusher, gaining 165 yards on 32 carries... completed 4-of-5 passes for 32 yards and a touchdown and had seven carries for 31 yards in his first game vs. Southern Miss... went 4-for-5 for 42 yards and rushed four times for 22 yards vs. Furman... entered the Auburn game in the fourth quarter and went 4-for-8 for 70 yards and two interceptions... went 2-for-2 for 20 yards and had four carries for 23 yards vs. Arkansas... completed a season-high 5-of-8 attempts for 36 yards vs. Troy... played most of the fourth quarter in the SEC title game vs. Auburn, going 4-for-5 for 23 yards and also rushing six times for a season-high 49 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: Dual-threat quarterback who threw for 3,100 yards and 30 TDs with just six interceptions as a senior at Flowery Branch (Ga.) High School, graduating in December 2009... also rushed for 800 yards and 17 scores... played for his father, Lee Shaw... squad finished 10-4 and reached the state semifinals... as a junior, passed for 2,200 yards and 22 scores while rushing for 941 yards and 11 TDs... team finished as the runner-up in the AAA division... had 1,200 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore wide receiver... considered a three-star prospect, the 19th-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the state's 47th-best player by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 31st-best quarterback by Scout.com... regarded as a three-star prospect and the nation's 46th-best "athlete" by ESPN.com... also had offers from Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Stanford, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
PERSONAL: Connor Shaw was born Sept. 19, 1991... graduated in December 2013 with a degree in sport and entertainment management... father, Lee, played football at Western Carolina and is a high school coach in Georgia... mother, Dawn, played basketball at North Georgia... brother, Jaybo, played quarterback at Georgia Southern.