South Carolina Gamecocks' Bruce Ellington Returns to the Practice Field

By Jeff Everette
BRuce Ellington-Jeff Grifith-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Grifith-USA TODAY Sports


Bruce Ellington is a busy man. For the past several months he has been busy doing his part as a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks basketball team. Now, he has made his way back to the practice field to resume his role as the Gamecocks veteran receiver.

Last season Ellington led the team in yards, catching 40 for 600 yards with seven touchdowns. He is also the team’s leading kick returner, and he seems to have a knack for having a good game at just the right time. He has had big games when they need them the most, including catching 21 passes off 299 yards and four scores over the last four games of the 2012 season.

At this point, the highlight of his career was a last second touchdown reception as time wound down in the Outback Bowl, putting them ahead of the Michigan Wolverines. It was the type of moment kids dream about all their life, and when the moment came, Ellington delivered.

This will be a big season for Ellington. He will be leaned on to hold down the receiving corps while pushing some of the other guys to excel. Last season’s leader in receiving touchdowns, Ace Sanders, has left for the NFL, and while he will be on the field next week for the Gamecocks Pro Day, he will not be there when the new season gets underway.

Ellington is a bright young man, an SEC Academic Honor Roll Student, and he will handle this challenge just like he does all the others in his life, with complete commitment.


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