- The South Carolina Gamecocks had their annual Spring Game on Saturday
- The team’s RBs showed off some incredible athleticism in the postgame celebration
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The South Carolina football program is gearing up for year two under new head coach Shane Beamer.
And there’s a lot to be excited for if you’re a Gamecocks fan. Last year, the team was able to win seven games, crushing rival North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.
Over the offseason, the program picked up even more momentum, landing a key commitment from transfer Spencer Rattler. Rattler, who comes from Oklahoma, should be an immediate upgrade in the quarterback room as the Gamecocks were forced to play four different starting signal callers last season.
On Saturday, fans got their first glimpse of their new passer, as well as the rest of the 2022 squad.
While Rattler earned the headlines for his performance in the contest, it was a postgame celebration that is turning heads on social media.
The South Carolina running backs room decided to show off their athleticism after the Spring Game, holding their own backflip competition in full pads.
What a flippin’ night at Williams-Brice pic.twitter.com/B4p5Lr2Qlh
— Mike Uva (@Mike_Uva) April 17, 2022
First, you’ll see No. 1 Marshawn Lynch, who is just two years removed from an ACL tear. That’s some impressive explosion with all things considered.
Then you’ll see No. 8 Christian Beal-Smith, who transferred in from Wake Forest, followed by No. 21 Juju McDowell, who I think wins the competition. Finally, No. 14 Lovasea Carroll joins in, getting a little help from his teammates.
The insane athleticism had folks talking on social media.
Ever look at D1 athletes on TV and have that little thought of 'Oh I could do that' … Well here's pretty much the entire RB room easily cutting standing backflips in full pads. Just a completely different level of athleticism to play at that level https://t.co/EB0VgCPfbk
— Wes Mitchell (@WesMitchellGC) April 18, 2022
— Butcher (@BlackCotton24) April 18, 2022
McDowell with the standing gainer!🤯 https://t.co/nMtHGEBMFr
— Steven (@CockySteve5295) April 17, 2022
The Gamecocks will hope that these backs can help win some games in 2022. If this kind of explosion carries over into the games, South Carolina could have a surprising bunch.