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The Final Cockdown: #65, Brock Stadnik

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2014's most improved offensive lineman looks to make a big impact this season.

Brock Stadnick

RS Junior
6'5'' / 280 lbs
Greensboro, N.C.

Recruitment:
four-star recruit, eighth-ranked prospect from North Carolina, 18th-ranked OT nationally

Other major offers:
Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida St., Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, Stanford, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

College Career:
In 2012, Stadnik was forced to have surgery on his right shoulder, which severely limited the highly-touted prospect during his developmental redshirt year. He saw action in the last eight games of the 2013 season, primarily on special teams. Last year, he was limited to game time in only five contests due to preseason knee surgery.

2015 Outlook:

While injuries have plagued the once-prized recruit,  we (at least for now) have a healthy Stadnik looking to find his way onto the roster. This year, he will likely get the opportunity to finally make a healthy contribution to the Gamecocks front line. Currently listed as the #2 right guard behind Cody Waldrop, I'm sure lots of Carolina fans are hoping to see him have a significant impact.

Trivia:

By now, it's no surprise to learn that Brock's twin brother Clayton Stadnik also plays on the o-line for the 'Cocks, but, did you know that the Stadniks are the third pair of twins to play in Carolina? I bet you knew that, too.

Potpurri:

Stadnik is a psychology major at USC. This will come as no surprise to anyone who's ever perused his Twitter (@GameBrock65) feed.

I'd rather live a life full of "oh wells" than a life full of "what ifs."

— Brock Stadnik (@GameBrock65) January 21, 2015

Forever to Thee,

DC3