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STEPHEN GARCIA

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EDUCATION

PLAYING CAREER

2007-2011 South Carolina: is third all-time at South Carolina in passing yards (6,753), completions (528), attempts (903) and passing touchdowns (43)... is just the third quarterback in Gamecock history with 6,000 career passing yards... is 17-13 as a starter, including a 13-3 mark at home... has started 28 consecutive games and has made a team-high 30 career starts overall entering the 2011 campaign... owns a degree in sociology. 2010: Eamed third-team All-SEC accolades from Phil Steele... started all 14 games... completed 64.2 percent of his passes, hitting on 224-of-349 attempts for 3,059 yards... his 20 TD passes tied for the second most in Carolina history in a single-season... 224 completions (5th), 349 attempts (3rd) and 3,059 yards (3rd) all ranked in the top-five single season marks at SC... completed 16-of-23 for 193 yards in the season opening win over Southern Miss... also rushed for two touchdowns, including a 22-yard romp, in that contest, earning SEC Player of the Week honors by Rivals.com... completed 15-of-21 passes for 235 yards and three TDs in the regular season loss at Auburn... the three TD passes matched his career high... had what coach Steve Spurrier called 'the best game of his career' when he was 17-for-20 for 201 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Gamecocks to a 35-21 win over No. 1 Alabama... earned national Offensive Player of the Week accolades by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, named the Davey O[apos]Brien Quarterback of the Week, SEC Offensive Player of the Week and the ESPNU Impact Player of the Week for his performance... completed 20-of-32 passes for a career-high 382 yards and two touchdowns in the loss at Kentucky... the 382-yard effort was the eighth-best passing total in South Carolina history... earned third-team Midseason All-SEC honors by Phil Steele and one of 10 quarterbacks added to the midseason Manning Award watch list... matched his career high with 31 completions in the win at Vanderbilt... was 31-for-39 for 355 yards (the second-most passing yards in his career), with two touchdowns... rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another in the win over Tennessee... had 54 yards rushing against Arkansas, including a long run of 19 yards... passed for two touchdowns and ran for another while playing only the first half vs. Troy, going 9-for-12 for 198 yards... improved to 2-0 as a starter vs. Clemson with a 14-for-20, 227-yard, two-touchdown performance, becoming the first Gamecock quarterback since Tommy Suggs (1968-69) to win his first two starts against the Tigers... passed for two touchdowns and went 16-for-28 for 170 yards in SEC Championship vs. Auburn... was 19-for-34 for 243 yards in the bowl loss to Florida State... caught his first TD pass in that contest. 

University of South Carolina

B.A. Sociology - 2011

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Graduated from Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla., in December 2006... completed 506-of-821 passes for 8,081 yards and 83 touchdowns as a prep signal-caller while leading his team to the playoffs each season, including a spot in the championship game as a sophomore... also rushed 263 times for 1,345 yards and 17 scores... graduated as the all-time county leader in passing yards, completions and touchdowns and third in the state for career passing yards and sixth in TD passes... earned all-state honors as a senior after passing for over 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns and leading his team to a 9-3 record... played in the Offense-Defense All-Star Game in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., following his senior season... as a junior, he passed for 2,800 yards and 28 TDs and rushed for an additional 700 yards and eight scores... as a sophomore, threw for just under 2,800 yards with 27 TDs... coached by Mike Simmons and Mike Fenton... ranked by Rivals.com as the nation[apos]s fourth-best dual-threat quarterback, the 12th-best player in the state of Florida and a member of the Rivals100... was a four-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com... was the 18th-best quarterback prospect in the nation by Scout.com... ranked as the eighth-best quarterback in the nation by PrepStar... was regarded as the third-best quarterback at the Elite 11 camp in the summer prior to his senior season... two-year starter in basketball... was an honor roll student... considered Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida and Ole Miss, among others, before committing to the Gamecocks.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2006 Elite 11 Quarterback Alumni

  • 4-Star recruit - #18 Rated dual-threat Quarterback in the country

  • SEC Freshman of the week (2008 vs LSU)

  • Most pass attempts in South Carolina single season (2009)

  • Fourth Team All-SEC Phil Steele (2009)

  • Third Team All-SEC Phil Steele (2010)

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