Bradwell Institute graduate and University of South Carolina sophomore running back Kevin Harris led the Southeast Conference in rushing this year.
The Hinesville native rushed for 1,138 yards in only 10 games against an all SEC schedule, more than any other player in the conference. He was named second-team All-SEC by the conference’s coaches, it was announced Tuesday.
According to the Gamecock’s athletic website, last season, as a true freshman, Harris played in six games rushed for 179 yards on 21 carries, with four touchdowns. He made his Gamecock debut a memorable one against Charleston Southern, rushing six times for 147 yards with three touchdowns.
Those three rushing TDs tied the school record and he became the first true freshman to score three rushing touchdowns since Marcus Lattimore in 2010.
Last year Harris was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
At BI Harris finished his senior season with 1,696 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,556 yards and 22 TDs, including eight 100-yard games as a senior.