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Jan. 8, 2003

Columbia, SC –

Four University of South Carolina senior football players have been selected to play in the fifth annual Rotary Gridiron Classic All-Star game, Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. Kickoff for the nationally televised contest (ESPN2) is 2 p.m.

Safety Corey Jenkins, offensive lineman Cedric Williams, defensive end Dennis Quinn, and safety Rashad Faison will represent the Gamecocks in this all-star event that features more than 100 of the nation’s top seniors.

Jenkins, a native of Columbia, SC, started the first 10 games for Carolina at quarterback, before moving over to defense for the Florida and Clemson games. The 6-2, 217-pounder is projected to be a defensive back in the pros and despite having limited practice time at that position this season, he quickly displayed his hard-hitting ability by forcing fumbles against both the Gators and Tigers. Jenkins, who threw for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns, was also USC’s leading rusher with 655 yards and four TDs. On defense, he totaled 10 tackles and forced two fumbles in the two games he played safety.

Williams was a four-year starter at offensive guard for the Gamecocks and was chosen one of the team captains. He was a 2000 All-SEC selection by the Associated Press. Williams is a 6-3, 300-pounder from Charleston, SC.

Quinn was a three-year starter at defensive end. He totaled 109 career tackles, including 10 for loss and broke up nine passes. The 6-4, 270-pounder from Washington, GA, may best be known for his two interceptions in USC’s 21-10 upset of Georgia in 2000.

Faison may have been one of the hardest hitting defensive backs in the SEC. The 5-9, 190-pounder from Wauchula, FL, was in on 348 career tackles, including 27.5 tackles for loss. Faison was on the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award. He was Carolina’s second leading tackler in 2002 with 93 total hits.

Senior running back Andrew Pinnock will be representing USC at the East-West Shrine All-Star game in Palo Alto, CA this Saturday.