ERIC DOUGLAS | FOOTBALL
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Eric Douglas bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
“Super Senior” who returns for his sixth season with the Gamecocks… incumbent at the center position along the offensive line… intelligent player who calls the blocking schemes… has appeared in 44 games during his Gamecock career… has started 24 games including the last 23 in a row… has been on the SEC academic honor roll every year.
2021 (Redshirt Senior)
Started all 13 games at the center position… selected as a game captain for the East Carolina, Troy and Missouri games… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2020 (Redshirt Junior)
Won the starting center position in fall camp… started all 10 games… part of the offensive line that helped Kevin Harris become the first Gamecock to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since 2013… nominated for the Rimington Award… earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2019 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Saw action in nine games, including one start, as a redshirt sophomore… earned his first career start at right guard in the season opener against North Carolina… shared Most Improved honors in the spring on offense with Josh Vann… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Saw action in 12 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on the kickoff return team… was a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
True freshman who was redshirted in his first season at Carolina… selected by the coaches as the Offensive Scout Team Award recipient… named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played offensive tackle at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, graduating in 2017… helped the Mavericks to a 9-3 record and reached the second round of the state playoffs in his senior season… coached by Michael Palmieri… played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season… helped the Mavericks to the North Carolina 4AA state championship in 2015… Rivals rated him as the 21st-best player in the state of North Carolina, and the 60th-best offensive tackle in the nation… considered the 10th-best player in the state, the 35th-best offensive tackle in the country and No. 293 overall by 247Sports… ranked as the 26th-best player in North Carolina and the 75th-best offensive tackle in the country by ESPN… ranked 61st among senior offensive tackles in the country by Scout.
Eric E. Douglas II was born Dec. 2, 1998… is a sport and entertainment management major who graduated in May… has interned with a local television station… father, Eric, was a two-time all-conference player at South Carolina State.