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T.J. Brunson
T.J.  Brunson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Richland Northeast

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
LB

Experience:
2 VL

Major:
Business

01/01/2018

South Carolina vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Football vs. Michigan in the Outback Bowl - January 1, 2018

11/04/2017

South Carolina at #1 Georgia (USATSI)

Images from the Gamecocks hitting the road to face the top-ranked Bulldogs

10/07/2017

South Carolina vs Arkansas (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the South Carolina Football game against Arkansas.

09/23/2017

Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos

USATSI Gallery - Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos

09/02/2017

South Carolina vs. NC State (USATSI)

Gamecocks open the 2017 season against the Wolfpack in Charlotte.

2017 Strength & Conditioning Award

2017 Tenacity Award - Defense

2017 All-Bowl Team (AP)

Junior linebacker who figures to be a candidate for All-SEC accolades after a breakout sophomore season... shows great instincts and has all the intangibles... owns 100 career tackles in his first two seasons for the Garnet & Black.

2017: True sophomore linebacker who started all 13 games... ranked second on the team with 88 tackles... credited with 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries... tied for the SEC lead and tied for fourth nationally with three fumble recoveries... twice selected as a game captain (Missouri and Louisiana Tech)... posted a game- and career-high 16 tackles in the season-opening win over NC State... it was the most tackles by a Gamecock since Antonio Allen logged 16 stops against East Carolina on Sept. 3, 2011, a game that was also played in Charlotte, and the first of three games in double-figures in tackles... logged double-digits in tackles against Kentucky with a dozen... finished the Louisiana Tech win with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss... added seven stops against both Georgia and Tennessee... scored his first career touchdown in the win over Arkansas, recovering a Razorback fumble and racing 73 yards to paydirt... posted a game high 13 tackles with his first two career sacks in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... earned a spot on the Associated Press’s All-Bowl Team... presented with the Strength & Conditioning Award by the coaches and the Tenacity Award for the defense by the players following the season.

2016: True freshman who played in 11 games... used at linebacker and on special teams... logged a dozen tackles... made his collegiate debut in the win over Vanderbilt... made his first career tackle in the East Carolina win... was singled out by Coach Muschamp for making a key block on A.J. Turner's game-opening 80-yard kick return vs. ECU... made four tackles, all solo, and was credited with a quarterback hurry against Texas A&M... made two tackles against Georgia... tallied three tackles (two solo) in the UMass win... did not play against Missouri and Florida but returned against Western Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL: Local product who played at Columbia's Richland Northeast High School, graduating in 2016... coached by Jay Frye... overcame a serious hip injury during his junior season to log 140 tackles as a senior, leading the Cavaliers to the Class 3A state playoffs... named the Defensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas after leading the Sandlappers with 13 tackles and a sack... credited with 134 tackles as a junior... Rivals considers him a three-star prospect, the 14th-best player in the state and No. 56 in the country among outside linebackers... 247Sports ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 13th-best player in the state, and the No. 30 inside linebacker in the nation... ESPN ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 22nd-best player in South Carolina and the No. 40 inside linebacker in the country... rated a three-star prospect and an All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar.

PERSONAL: Tremari Jerelle Brunson was born December 3, 1997... is in the pre-business tract.

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