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Hayden Hurst TE 6'4'' 223 LB

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South Carolina

Honors candidate after turning in a record-setting season in 2016... named 2017 preseason first-team All-SEC by Athlon... selected as a team captain in 2016, becoming the first sophomore in school history to be a permanent team captain... has 56 career receptions for 722 yards with one score in 25 games, including 14 starts... named the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative at the 2017 Garnet & Black spring game... a former professional baseball player who came to South Carolina as a walk-on. Sophomore tight end... named one of four permanent team captains... set Carolina's single-season record for catches by a tight end with 48... the previous mark was 38, set by Doug Hamrick in 1970... was the first Carolina tight end to catch 30 passes since Weslye Saunders in 2009... also broke Danny Smith's school record for receiving yards by a tight end (576 in 1987) with 616... ranked among the nation's top dozen tight ends in both receptions and yards receiving... had at least five receptions in five games and at least 80 receiving yards in four contests... logged a career-best eight catches for 68 yards against Mississippi State... caught two passes for 43 yards in the East Carolina win... came up with a season-high 36-yard reception to set up South Carolina's crucial field goal in the fourth quarter against the Pirates.