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T.J. Brunson
T.J.  Brunson


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Richland Northeast

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230


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South Carolina vs. Michigan (USATSI)

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


South Carolina at #1 Georgia (USATSI)

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


South Carolina vs Arkansas (USATSI)

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


Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos

USATSI Gallery - Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos


South Carolina vs. NC State (USATSI)

Gamecocks open the 2017 season against the Wolfpack in Charlotte.

True sophomore linebacker who should see his role increase this season after getting a taste of SEC football as a freshman in 2016... could play either the Mike or the Will linebacker position.

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.

T.J. Brunson

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