South Carolina placed five players on the Associated Press All-SEC team, including two first teamers.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and tackle Kelcy Quarles earned first-team honors, giving the Gamecocks half the All-SEC first team defensive line.
Clowney is widely regarded as the top defensive prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, a reputation that was enough to make up for subpar numbers (just three sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss) this season. Quarles led all SEC defensive tackles with 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.
It’s the second straight season Clowney has been on the All-SEC first team, and the first time Quarles has received the honor. Both players are juniors and will leave school early for the NFL.
Sophomore running back Mike Davis, junior spur Sharrod Golightly and junior cornerback Victor Hampton were selected to the All-SEC second team.