The South Carolina Gamecocks are coming off of one of their most successful seasons in recent years. They won 11 games and the Capital One Bowl, their first bowl victory since 2006.
They are returning a total of 13 starters, including some key players in key positions. As fans saw this past year, the Gamecocks are capable of producing stars who are ready to move on and succeed at the next level. USC had six players taken in the 2012 NFL Draft, including two in the first round.
As these players move forward with their careers, the next set in Columbia will fill their spots. Coach Steve Spurrier has shown throughout his years of coaching that he can mentor and develop some of College Football's and the NFL's biggest stars.
Here are five South Carolina Gamecocks who will leave a legacy in Williams Brice Stadium and will continue their success in the NFL.