South Carolina senior safety D.J. Smith was on the team’s dress list for Saturday’s tilt with Florida.
But Smith wasn’t dressed out.
He was on the sideline in a beanie and sweat pants, while Chris Lammons and Steven Montac took the lion’s share of the work at safety. He had hurt his hip and needed a shot to play against Georgia.
It became especially problematic when corner Jamyest Williams appeared to be shaken up making a tackle. The Gamecocks had to send in former walk-on Javon Charleston at safety.
Smith had 41 tackles and three pass breakups on the season.
The Gamecocks also lost freshman receiver Shi Smith in the first half.