Two High Schoolers, 1 JUCO Transfer Start Classes
Seven Gamecocks To Appear in Four Contests
Carolina Ranked 8th in AP; 7th in Coaches' Poll
South Carolina finishes season with an 11-2 record.
No. 13 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Clemson - 11/24/12
South Carolina vs LSU
South Carolina vs Georgia
South Carolina vs. Missouri - AP Photo Gallery
2011: Junior linebacker who returned to the lineup after sitting out the 2010 season with a hamstring injury... played in all 13 games, starting eight... ranks fourth on the squad with 52 tackles... had 5.0 tackles for loss including a sack... registered a season-high six tackles on four occasions - Georgia, Auburn, Florida and Clemson... recovered a fumble in the season opener against East Carolina... had a sack against Auburn and 2.0 tackles for loss in the Florida win.
2010: Missed all but one game with hamstring injury suffered on the first day of preseason drills... credited with seven tackles and recovered two fumbles vs. Auburn... reaggravated the injury and did not play again... petitioned for a medical redshirt.
2009: Sophomore linebacker who moved into the starting lineup when Rodney Paulk was injured in the season opener and became the squad's leading tackler... played in all 13 games making 11 starts... registered a team-leading 85 tackles, including 47 solo stops... logged double figures in tackles three times... had 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception... tied for the team-high with eight tackles in the season-opening win at NC State... made his first career start at Georgia... tied for the game high with 11 tackles against Alabama, including 1.5 tackles for loss... also picked off his first pass of the season and second of his career against the Crimson Tide... logged a team and career-high 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, in the win over Vanderbilt... led the team with 11 tackles against Arkansas.
2008: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman... saw action both on special teams and at linebacker... notched 16 tackles, including 15 solo stops... recorded his first career interception against UAB... had a tackle for loss against Arkansas... recorded his first sack in the Outback Bowl against Iowa... joined the squad in January and went through spring drills... named the Most Improved Inside Linebacker in the spring.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla., in December 2007... as a senior he totaled 116 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and recovered three while leading his team to an 11-3 record and the district title... named the area's Defensive Player of the Year by The Florida Times-Union and was an all-state selection... named to the All-Southeast Region team by PrepStar magazine... logged 132 tackles, including nine sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles as a junior... a three-star prospect, Rivals.com considered Wilson the 26th-best outside linebacker prospect in the nation and the 54th-best player in the state of Florida... Scout.com considered him the 20th-best weakside linebacker in the country... was offered scholarships by Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Ole Miss and USF, among others, but was the first Gamecock commitment for 2008.
PERSONAL: Shaquille Wilson is pursuing a degree in African American studies.