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EX-GAMECOCK QUARTERBACK KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE TATER HATERS … 

Former University of South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was booed during an appearance at a Christian concert in Greenville, S.C. – a rude reception he responded to with a “high five” (a.k.a. “five-bomb“).

Shaw, a devout Christian, was introduced at Friday night’s Winter Jam 2014 event – which took place at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly Bi-Lo Center). As the boos rained down from the audience – which was clearly comprised of mostly Clemson University fans – Shaw “threw up the five,” according to one witness.

For those of you who don’t follow football in the Palmetto State, that’s a reference to the five consecutive wins Shaw’s Gamecocks have notched over Clemson …

Shaw completed 14 of 26 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown against Clemson in last year’s game. He also ran for 94 yards and another score.

In 2011, Shaw connected on 14 of 20 throws for three touchdowns – and added another 117 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Shaw was injured for South Carolina’s 2012 game against Clemson, but the Gamecocks won anyway on the strength of backup quarterback Dylan Thompson’s 310-yard, three-touchdown performance.

Shaw is one of five former Gamecocks invited to attend this month’s NFL combine in Indianapolis in anticipation of the upcoming NFL draft.  He is currently rated among the top dozen or so available signal-callers.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography