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. 7 EDGE Player of All-Time:
Stacy Evans

Stacy Evans (1993-1994) was a beast. He only played for two years in Columbia after spending his freshman and sophomore years in junior college. He led the Gamecocks in sacks both of his seasons wearing garnet and black, and he ranks in the top-10 in career sacks despite his short college career. Evans was a two-time All-SEC selection and was chosen as the team’s MVP after his senior year in 1994.

Big #93 played a little bit inside at defensive tackle (out of necessity) but made his biggest impact as an end. His four forced fumbles in 1993 led the Gamecocks, and his 1994 tackle against Mississippi State resulted in one of the biggest defensive losses in program history. On a reverse, State wide receiver Eric Moulds could not escape the big defensive end, and Evans brought him down for a loss of 16 on the play.