Samuel and Bailey Earn Associated Press All-SEC Honors
Samuel Named to Both the First and Second Teams; Bailey Named to Second Team
University of South Carolina seniors Deebo Samuel and Zack Bailey were named to the 2018 SEC postseason All-SEC squads as selected by a panel for the Associated Press, it was announced today.
Samuel, a 6-0, 210-pounder from Inman, S.C., was named to the first-team unit as an all-purpose performer and was a second-team selection at wide receiver. Samuel led the Gamecocks with 62 receptions for 882 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. He rushed eight times for 26 yards and returned 23 kickoffs for 570 yards, a 24.8-yard average. He also completed one pass attempt for a 13-yard touchdown. Samuel averaged 123.2 all-purpose yards per game and scored 13 touchdowns overall. He ranked tied for fifth in the SEC with 5.2 receptions, seventh with 73.5 receiving yards, fourth in kick return average and second in all-purpose yards per game.
Bailey a was a key figure in helping the Gamecock offense average 32.6 points and 440.2 yards of total offense per game, both high marks since 2013. The 6-6, 314-pounder from Summerville, S.C., started all 12 games during the season and 38 in his career, most on the squad. Carolina had back-to-back games in which it logged 600 yards of offense for the first time in school history, and set a school record with five games of 500 yards of offense.
The complete team can be found here: