Quarles honored for performance in win over Clemson - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Quarles honored for performance in win over Clemson

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

University of South Carolina junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been recognized for his outstanding play in the Gamecocks' 31-17 win over Clemson on Saturday night.

Quarles, a 6-4, 298-pounder from Hodges, SC, was named the SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week by the SEC office and the National Defensive Player of the Week by Athlon Sports. It was the second time this season that Quarles was honored by the league office as the Defensive Lineman of the Week, as he also earned that distinction against Missouri.

Quarles paced the Gamecocks on Saturday with six tackles including four solo stops. He was credited with a career-high 2.5 sacks, accounting for 26 yards. He also had one quarterback hurry as the Gamecock defense held the high-octane Clemson offense to just 17 points, forcing a half-dozen turnovers.

Quarles, an all-conference candidate, is second in the SEC with 9.5 sacks and is tied for second with 13.5 tackles for loss.

Other Gamecocks to win SEC weekly accolades this season include Clayton Stadnik (offensive lineman – Vanderbilt); A.J. Cann (offensive lineman – UCF); Connor Shaw (offense – Missouri); Elliott Fry (special teams – Missouri); Victor Hampton (defense – Mississippi State); and Elliott Fry (freshman – Florida).

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

 

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

    AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-20 05:40:24 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-11-20 20:23:49 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach.
    A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach.
  • Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

    Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-11-19 22:03:04 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-11-20 05:11:30 GMT
    Tour rookie Austin Cook sails to 4-shot victory at RSM Classic, earns spot in Masters next year.
    Tour rookie Austin Cook sails to 4-shot victory at RSM Classic, earns spot in Masters next year.
  • Gamecocks end SEC play in an unfamiliar place

    Gamecocks end SEC play in an unfamiliar place

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-11-19 21:06:23 GMT
    (Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)(Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)

    South Carolina left Williams-Brice Stadium with a win over Wofford but it was a result elsewhere that earned it a place in the SEC standings it rarely sees.

    South Carolina left Williams-Brice Stadium with a win over Wofford but it was a result elsewhere that earned it a place in the SEC standings it rarely sees.

Powered by Frankly