Gamecock legend inducted into South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame inducted Gamecock legend Harold Green as part of the class of 2023.

South Carolina football legend Harold Green
South Carolina football legend Harold Green / Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame announced this week its class of 2023. The most notable Gamecock to be inducted was legendary USC running back Harold Green.

Green, a native of the Charleston area in Ladson, South Carolina, attended Stratford High School before making his way to the University of South Carolina. As a Gamecock, he was one of the best running backs ever to play for the football program.

Spending the 1986-1989 seasons in Columbia, Green was a starter for the majority of his four years on campus, compiling over 3000 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns on the ground. The yardage total (3005) is the 2nd-best in South Carolina program history, and the touchdown total is tied for 2nd-best. He sits in the #3 spot in the all-time scrimmage yardage (3864) rankings and 5th in receiving yards for running backs (859).

Only Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers put up more rushing yards than Green, and only Marcus Lattimore scored more rushing touchdowns. Rogers and Brandon Bennett are the only players to amass more total yards from scrimmage than Green. Bennett, Cory Boyd, Stanley Pritchett, and Ryan Brewer are the only four running backs with more receiving yards than Green, and two of them (Pritchett and Brewer) spent time at tight end/h-back and wide receiver, respectively, helping out those numbers.

Green is joined by former University of South Carolina student and legendary local coach (at both the college and high school levels) Jimmy Satterfield.

The entire South Carolina Football Hall of Fame class of 2023 and their contributions to football in the state of South Carolina can be seen below:

Terry Allen: Running Back; Clemson University
Ben Coates: Tight End; Greenwood High School
Harold Green: Running Back; Stratford High School, University of South Carolina
Stump Mitchell: Running Back; The Citadel
Jimmy Satterfield: Coach; Furman University, Eau Claire High School, Irmo High School, Lexington High School

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