South Carolina Gamecocks Football Countdown: 51 Days


Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 51 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.

Who wears #51: Cody Waldrop on offense and Devin Washington on defense
Cody Waldrop is the redshirt sophomore center who is from Seffner, FL.  At 6’2″ and 315 lbs. he heads up a very strong offensive line. As a redshirt freshman, he started six games last season and missed the rest of the games due to various ankle injuries. He was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and is expected to start at center, or possibly right guard.

Devin Washington is the fourth string defensive end and redshirt freshman from Orlando, FL. He’s listed at 6’3″ and 226 lbs and was redshirted last year after a concussion in preseason. Although he is listed as 4th string right now, the position is wide open.  With both Clowney and Sutton moving on to play in the pros, there could be a lot of players who get a chance to show if they can fill the void.

What 51 days left means:
Make sure you take some time to read about the good work that’s been done by starting linebacker Kaiwan Lewis.  Lewis decided he wanted to do something good for kids in his hometown back in Pleasantville, NJ. So Lewis teamed up with some other players to host a free football clinic to share experiences as well as teach the kids some football skills.

Gamecock football in 1951
Record: 5-4
Southern (5-3 in the conference)
Coach: This season with Rex Enright was up and down, and the only real highlight was a 20-0 victory over Clemson.  Johnny Gramling started at quarterback for the first of three seasons this year.

Also in 1951:

  • First color television pictures are broadcast
  • 22nd amendment to the Constitution is ratified limiting the term of the President to 8 years
  • Dennis the Menace comic strip hits newspapers for the first time
  • “An American in Paris”, “The African Queen”, “Streetcar Named Desire”, and “The Day the Earth Stood Still” were top movies.