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The focus of South Carolina's backfield the past three seasons began and ended with star tailback Marcus Lattimore. With the team record-holder for rushing touchdowns gone, young runners Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds know it's on their shoulders to keep the Gamecocks' ground game going strong.
Lattimore was South Carolina's leading rusher the past three years and set a school record with 38 rushing touchdowns despite missing 13 games because of serious knee injuries in 2011 and 2012. Also missing was last year's senior backup, Kenny Miles, who was the Gamecocks' top rusher in 2009 and their go-to guy after both of Lattimore's injuries.
Davis and Wilds understand what they must do to take over without Lattimore and Miles. Davis says the young pair complement each other on the field.
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Photo via USA Today Sports South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Saturday’s spring game and could miss the rest of spring practice because of neck and back pain and a “slight concussion.”
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Vitals Height: 6’0Weight: 218School: South CarolinaPosition: Running BackClass: JuniorCollege Production In his freshman season, Marcus Lattimore played in 12 games, rushed for 1,197 yards, and 17 rushing touchdowns while also contributing 412 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Lattimore started in South Carolina’s bowl game against Florida State but was injured on...
After suffering a sprained neck in practice, South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney could wind up sitting out the 2013 Spring Game.
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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Saturday’s spring game and could miss the rest of spring practice because of neck and back pain and a “slight concussion.”
“My back and neck are hurting me,” Clowney told reporters Tuesday. “I should be OK coming out of spring ball. I should be coming around soon, hopefully.
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