Earlier this week, the South Carolina football program put a few names on some All-SEC teams.
The SEC coaches named long snapper Hunter Rogers (1st-team), wide receiver Xavier Legette (2nd-team), and tight end Trey Knox (2nd-team) to their All-SEC teams. They also put defensive back Jalon Kilgore and offensive lineman Tro Baugh on the SEC All-Freshman squad.
The Associated Press voted to include wide receiver Xavier Legette (2nd-team as both a receiver and all-purpose player) and linebacker Debo Williams (2nd-team).
On Friday, the Gamecocks landed their first All-American of the season when South Carolina football wide receiver Xavier Legette was selected to the Reese’s Senior Bowl All-American team.
The Senior Bowl’s pick of Legette is unsurprising. The committee that works behind the scenes to make the Senior Bowl happen has put Legette on multiple weekly award lists this season, and they selected #17 as a midseason All-American.
The fifth-year senior finished the regular season ranked in the top-10 in receiving yards for players all across the country (7th), in the Power-5 (5th), and in the SEC (2nd). He also led all of college football in 30-yard receptions and 40-yard catches.
He also re-wrote some of the South Carolina football record books this season, as well.
Legette’s 2023 season is the 2nd-highest receiving yardage total (1255) in Gamecock history, and he is the first USC pass-catcher ever to have three games with 175 yards through the air, an impressive feat considering some of the receivers who have played in garnet and black.
The Mullins, South Carolina native will be a high pick in the 2024 NFL Draft next April. He has been projected as high as the 1st round. If he is taken off the board that high, he will be just the 3rd Carolina receiver to be taken in the NFL Draft’s 1st round, joining Troy Williamson and Sterling Sharpe.