Three South Carolina players have accepted invites to play in postseason all-star games.
Quarterback Dylan Thompson will play in the East West Shrine Game, while defensive back Brison Williams and wide receiver Damiere Byrd will play in the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl.
Thompson threw for more yards this season than any South Carolina quarterback in history (3,574). The East West Shrine Game is played Jan. 17 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Byrd, from Sicklerville, N.J., caught 20 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in his final season with the Gamecocks. He finished his career with 68 catches for 1,275 yards with 10 touchdowns in 47 career contests, including nine receptions of 40 yards or more.
Williams, from Warner Robins, Ga., had 34 tackles and led the team with four interceptions and six pass breakups. He returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns. He started every game this season for the Gamecocks.
The Medal of Honor Bowl takes place at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston.
The national all-star games feature some of the nation’s top draft eligible college football players. The teams are coached by former NFL head coaches.