Medal of Honor Bowl spotlight: South Carolina QB Connor Shaw

  • Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:01 a.m.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) is on the watch list for the Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game set for Jan. 11 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Each Friday, The Post and Courier will spotlight a player on the watch list for the Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game, set for 3 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Position: Quarterback Year: Senior

School: South Carolina Height: 6-1 Weight: 209

2013 Statistics: Passing — 85-124 (68.5 percent), 1,146 yards, 10 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. Rushing — 74 carries for 319 yards, 2 touchdowns.

Quote: “Where Connor Shaw lacks in athletic attributes, particularly in height, he makes up for in the intangibles category. He possesses the work ethic, football intelligence and the leadership skills to succeed at the next level.” — Brian Woods, executive director, Medal of Honor Bowl.

Other QBs on watch list: Tajh Boyd, Clemson; Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois; Derek Carr, Fresno State; Stephen Morris, Miami.

Next week: Running backs

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