Kickoff set for 12:21 p.m. on SEC-TV
Kickoff at 7 p.m ET on ESPN2
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (8/28/14)
Two-year starting punter returns for his final campaign with the Garnet & Black... has booted 100 punts over the past two seasons... penciled in as the probable starter again in 2014 heading into the fall.
2013: Second-year starter at punter... averaged 37.8-yards per punt with a long of 55... Ten of his 46 punts were inside the 20 with only two touchbacks... averaged 46.0 yards on two punts at Georgia... averaged 47.0 yards on three punts at UCF, including a season-long 55 yarder and two inside the 20... punted a season-high eight times at Tennessee... averaged 44.7 yards on three punts at Missouri with a long of 46... punted eight times for a 40.4 yard average in the win over Mississippi State... named the Most Improved Punter during the spring.
2012: Sophomore who did not arrive on the Carolina campus until a week after fall camp began but quickly asserted himself as the team's top punter... averaged 39.4 yards on 54 punts with 12 inside the 20, and 22 fair catches and seven that traveled 50+ yards... best game came against Tennessee when he booted five times for a 43.2 yard average, including a key 51-yarder in the final minute, helping preserve the win... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Attended Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.
2010: Attended Guilford (N.C.) College in where he played in all 10 games as the Quakers' placekicker... also punted in the season's final game... made three of his five field goal attempts, including a long of 34 yards against Averett... connected on 9-of-12 extra point attempts... also handled kickoff responsibilities with 37 kicks for a 49-yard average... punted five times for a 34.2 yard average with a long of 42 yards against Emory & Henry College.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times under head coach Kelly Holder at Mount Airy (N.C.) High School... graduated in 2010... was a two-time Northwest Conference Specialist of the Year... two-time 1A all-state selection... named All-Northwest region as selected by the Winston-Salem Journal in 2009... led all North Carolina kickers with 118 points in 2009... ranked fifth all-time in North Carolina extra points with 162... holds all Mount Airy records for touchbacks, field goals, extra points and longest field goal (46 yards)... also lettered twice as a catcher in baseball... first recipient of the "Bear Pride" award... 2010 English Academic award winner.
PERSONAL: Tyler Hull is pursuing a degree in economics.