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The Final Cockdown: Chris Lammons

The junior DB looks to lead the unit as one of it’s more seasoned veterans.

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Chris Lammons

Defensive Back
5-10 / 190 lbs.
Lauderhill, FL


Originally a University of Florida commit, the sunshine state native flipped a month before signing day before committing to South Carolina at the last minute. Regarded as a four star recruit, 247Sports listed Lammons as a top-25 corner and the 31st best player out of Florida for his class.

College Career

Lammons reached the field from the get go for the Gamecocks making an appearance in his first eligible game in 2014 against A&M in the opener. He went on to allot seven starts at cornerback for South Carolina in 2014 accumulating 21 total tackles.

He worked his way through a banged-up 2015 season to make four starts along with eight appearances to rack up 24 tackles and his first and only career interception against Vanderbilt.

2016 Outlook

It’s been a busy day for Will Muschamp and his team with the announcement of two players leaving the program - one of which being presumed starter DB Rico McWilliams. With McWilliams’ departure, even more of a burden rests on the shoulder’s of Lammons to be a lockdown corner for the Gamecocks.

It was unsure where he would line up in the back of the Gamecocks defense this season until today, when Muschamp announced the junior would start the season opener at cornerback. He’ll line up with Rashad Fenton on the other side of the field at the other cornerback, supported by D.J. Smith and Chaz Elder as the starting safeties.

Heading into 2016, Lammons will be asked to be the shutdown corner Will Muschamp thinks he can become. Let’s hope Vanderbilt let’s him add to his interception total Thursday night.