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Quarles honored by SEC

South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles kisses the Hardee's trophy after USC beat Clemson 31-17 on Saturday.
South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles kisses the Hardee's trophy after USC beat Clemson 31-17 on Saturday. Associated Press

South Carolina finished the regular season with one more weekly award.

Defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles was named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday after he had another stellar game in the No. 8 Gamecocks’ 31-17 thumping of Clemson on Saturday.

Quarles:

* Paced the Gamecocks with six tackles, including four solo stops.

* Was credited with a career-high 2.5 sacks, accounting for 26 yards.

* Also had one quarterback hurry as the Gamecocks’ defense held the high-octane Clemson offense to just 17 points, forcing a half-dozen turnovers.

Quarles split the award with Tennessee’s Corey Miller, a Wellford native who played at Byrnes High School.

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