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Shaq Wilson
Shaq Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
First Coast

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 224

Position:
LB

Experience:
4 VL


2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012: Fifth-year senior linebacker who put together an excellent final season for the Garnet & Black... led the team with 86 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks... also had a pair of interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered one...credited with eight tackles and made a key interception in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt... logged his second interception in as many games when he picked off a pass against East Carolina... led the team with eight tackles against UAB... credited with seven tackles in the win over Missouri... earned a spot on Phil Steele's second-team Midseason All-SEC squad... registered a career- and team-high 14 tackles at LSU, including a sack... also forced a fumble in that contest... had 1.5 tackles for loss among his six stops at Florida... recovered a fumble late in the Tennessee contest that preserved the Gamecocks' victory... had a 16-yard sack among his eight tackles in the win over Arkansas... had 10 stops and forced a fumble against Wofford... tied for the team lead with nine tackles against Michigan in the Outback Bowl in his final game... veteran who played in 53 games making 33 career starts... owns 246 career tackles... has a degree in African-American studies... invited to the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic following the season.

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.

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