Spencer Rattler Will Try To Reverse This Truly Embarrassing South Carolina QB Statistic

Spencer Rattler Is Now Recruiting The #1 Basketball Player In The Country

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The South Carolina football program has not been known for producing NFL quarterbacks.

The Gamecocks haven’t seen a passer selected in the draft since Todd Ellis way back in 1990. Ellis is one of just two South Carolina quarterbacks to have been drafted all-time, joining Jeff Grantz in 1976. Ellis was a ninth-round selection while Grantz was picked in the 17th round.

Both players were members of the Gamecocks at a time when the school was playing as an independent. The university didn’t join the SEC until 1992, resulting in South Carolina never having seen an All-SEC performer under center.

They are the only SEC program to boast that unfortunate title.

Even programs like Kentucky and Vanderbilt have seen All-SEC passers come through the program over that time, despite not having a history of producing NFL talent at the position.

Newbies Missouri and Texas A&M are in the club, though they’ve been in the conference for a third the time of the Gamecocks.

South Carolina has had a few candidates come through Columbia.

Stephen Garcia and Connor Shaw were close, but neither was able to snag an all-conference honor. Shaw, in particular, seems like a snub as he never lost a game at home and led the Gamecocks to a top five final ranking in his final season. He had an immaculate 24:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a senior.

It wasn’t enough to beat out Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and Aaron Murray, however.

While The Gamecocks have struggled to produce top tier passers, there is hope on the way.

Fans Look To Spencer Rattler To End The Drought

Fans in the comment section immediately pointed to incoming transfer Spencer Rattler as a candidate to land South Carolina’s first All-SEC honor at the position.

And why not?

Rattler comes to Columbia as a former Heisman candidate and Freshman All-American with Oklahoma. He’s the highest rated passer to sign with the Gamecocks, so the talent is there.

He’s putting in the work, too.

The quarterback has added weight since arriving to campus while also working to perfect his form. He’s given the fanbase some hope with his performance in spring practice, which will culminate with the Spring Game on Saturday.

The Gamecocks should finally have some stability under center after starting four different signal callers last year.

South Carolina fans hope this embarrassing stat will come to an end in the 2022 season. If not, the Gamecocks may not make much noise in the SEC East.