Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Fifth-year defensive end and one of the leaders of the defense... one of only four scholarship seniors on the roster.. expected to replace Devin Taylor as the starting defensive end opposite Jadeveon Clowney... has played in 37 games over the past four seasons, logging a pair of starts... has 6.0 career sacks... earned the Outstanding Weight Room award for the defense at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games, making one start... logged 25 total tackles including 21 solos... credited with 7.0 tackles for loss including 5.0 sacks, second on the squad... forced a pair of fumbles... notched a sack in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt... had a six-yard sack against UAB... credited with 2.0 tackles for loss including a 10-yard sack and forced a fumble in the win over Missouri... forced a fumble at Kentucky... had a 10-yard sack against Georgia... had a five-yard tackle for loss at Florida... notched an 11-yard sack and two tackles for loss against Arkansas.
2011: Third-year defensive end who played in all 13 games... got the starting nod in the Kentucky contest... credited with 13 tackles including nine solo stops... had 3.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry... notched three tackles against both Navy and the Citadel.
2010: Appeared in seven games as a reserve defensive end... had biggest moment of Carolina career when, on the last play of the first half vs. Troy, he intercepted a pass and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown to give Carolina a 56-7 lead... credited with five tackles on the season... made three stops in season-opener vs. Southern Miss including a 15-yard tackle for loss.
2009: True freshman who saw action in four contests before suffering a left hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for the rest of the season... did not record any statistics... granted a medical redshirt... enrolled in January and went through spring drills. was a member of the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008: Spent the fall at Fork Union Military Academy... four-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com who was considered the 10th-best prep school prospect in the country... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on both sides of the ball at Jenkins High in Savannah, Ga., graduating in 2008... rushed 75 times for 830 yards and logged 85 tackles including six sacks as a junior... considered a four-star prospect... ranked as the No. 6 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com for the 2008 signing class and the 17th-best player in the state of Georgia... Scout.com ranked him as the 37th-best defensive end in the nation... originally signed with the Gamecocks in February of 2008.
PERSONAL: Chaz E. Sutton was born September 7, 1989... will graduate in December with a degree in hospitality management.