Fifth-year senior offensive lineman who has played both tackle and guard during his Gamecock career... missed all of spring due to a back injury and status is questionable heading into his final campaign... was a fourth-round draft pick (32nd overall) in the Canadian draft by the Montreal Alouettes... has made five career starts, two at left tackle and three at left guard... joins Justin Sorensen as one of two Canadians on the offensive line.
2007: Transitioned to left guard where he earned starts against South Carolina State, Florida and Clemson... also saw significant action at North Carolina until reaggravating a left ankle injury.
2006: Started each of the first two games at left tackle, his first career starts... suffered a right foot injury in the Georgia game that required season-ending surgery, performed on Sept. 26... spent the remainder of the fall in a "boot"... earned the Most Improved Offensive Lineman Award during the spring.
2005: Saw limited game action as a reserve offensive lineman... appeared in the Alabama and Kentucky games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from John Fraser Secondary in Mississauga, Ont., Canada, in 2004... played for the Mississauga Warriors, a city league team... coached by John Simas.
PERSONAL: Gurminder Thind was born Jan. 29, 1984... pursuing a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.