COLUMBIA — The history of South Carolina’s special teams will be honored in December.
Max Runager, perhaps the best punter in Gamecocks history, will be honored as a member of the SEC 2013 Football Legends Class. Runager is USC’s representative in the class, which includes one member from each of the 14 SEC schools.
The class will be honored Dec. 6 and 7 at the SEC’s “Weekend of Champions” in Atlanta.
Runager was USC’s punter from 1974-78, serving as team captain in his senior season. He is tied for fourth in school history with a 41.1-yard career punt average, and was selected as the Gamecocks punter on their all-time modern era team. Runager was elected to the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
After college, Runager was an eight-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1979 NFL Draft. He played 11 years in the NFL, splitting his career among the Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. He punted for two Super Bowl teams — the 1980 Eagles and 1984 49ers.
Below are the seven SEC Football Legends in the 2013 class:
SOUTH CAROLINA – Max Runager, Punter 1974-78
FLORIDA – Wes Chandler, Wide Receiver, 1974-77
GEORGIA – Tim Worley, Tailback, 1985-88
KENTUCKY – Wilbur Hackett, Linebacker, 1968-70
MISSOURI – Phil Bradley, Quarterback, 1977-80
TENNESSEE – Inky Johnson, Defensive Back, 2004-06
VANDERBILT – Jimmy Williams, Cornerback/Running Back, 1997-2000