South Carolina Football’s GOAT Series: Top-12 defensive ends/EDGE players of all-time

Ranking the top-12 defensive ends/EDGE players in South Carolina football history

South Carolina football's Jadeveon Clowney with a sack against Missouri in 2012. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina football's Jadeveon Clowney with a sack against Missouri in 2012. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /
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South Carolina Football’s No. 11  EDGE Player of All-Time:
Kingsley “JJ” Enagbare

Kingsley Enagbare (2018-2021) was a bright spot on some bad South Carolina football teams. “JJ” was moved all over the defensive front 7 from season to season, but he was most valuable as an EDGE. As an undersized defensive tackle, he was too small to hold up through a whole game, but as a big linebacker, he was playing outside of his abilities. It wasn’t until he was allowed to play EDGE full-time that he demonstrated the skills that got him drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

He was not a full-time starter until his junior season, but Enagbare was still a productive player all four years as a Gamecock despite being yanked around to play multiple spots. A good pass rusher, Enagbare excelled at setting the edge in the run game. He was constantly disruptive, and opposing offenses often schemed to run everything away from him. Picked as a first-team All-SEC player as a senior in 2021, Enagbare was one of the team leaders on Shane Beamer’s first team.