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Kelcy Quarles: All-American

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 13, 2013) — University of South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been named first-team All-America by Sporting News, it was announced today. Quarles, a 6-4, 298-pounder from Hodges, S.C., was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 including a team-high 9.5 sacks. One of…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 13, 2013) — University of South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been named first-team All-America by Sporting News, it was announced today.

Quarles, a 6-4, 298-pounder from Hodges, S.C., was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 including a team-high 9.5 sacks. One of four captains, Quarles enters the 2014 Capital One Bowl with 36 tackles, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries. Earlier this week he was named first-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and by the league’s 14 coaches.

In addition, Athlon Sports released its All-America and All-SEC squads. Quarles earned a spot as a first-team All-SEC selection and a second-team All-American. Running back Mike Davis and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney earned second team All-SEC recognition.

College Sports Madness also announced its All-SEC teams. Quarles once again represented South Carolina on the first team, with Davis, Clowney and cornerback Victor Hampton earning second-team honors.

With Quarles earning a spot on the Sporting News All-America squad, it marks the fifth-consecutive year in which the Gamecocks have had a first-team All-American. Eric Norwood (2009), Alshon Jeffery (2010), Melvin Ingram (2011) and Jadeveon Clowney (2012) were recognized in the four previous seasons.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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11 comments

Little Enos December 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

No one more deserving of this honor. Congrats Kelcy.

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1102 December 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Especially not the Clown.

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he is better than you act December 15, 2013 at 2:02 am

the same “clown” you never beat?

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tater tom December 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Would that “Clown” be Dabo?

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Frank Howard December 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Well earned. I tip my hat to that young man, exposing my old bald head like I did with Geezie in ’58.

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tomstickler December 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

Was it old and bald in ’58?

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Frank Howard December 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Both. I wuz 49 and had been bald forever. I never had much hair.

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vaughag December 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

No mention of 1st Team All-American Vic Beasley?

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huh??? December 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

who?

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historybuff December 25, 2013 at 12:19 am

Never heard of him until the Carolina game.

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vaughag December 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

No mention of 1st Team All-American Vic Beasley?

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