South Carolina DL taking medical hardship, ending playing career
Rick Sandidge’s South Carolina playing career has come to an end. Sandidge shared a statement announcing his medical retirement shortly after Shane Beamer shared the news with reporters.
Here at the “Birdies with Beamer”event where Shane Beamer is giving us updates on the team after a day of golf.
— Matt Dowell (@MattDowellTV) July 28, 2022
More from Beamer: still very much part of the team despite that his playing career at USC is essentially over:
— Michael Sauls (@mcsauls) July 28, 2022
Beamer told reporters that Sandidge would still be a part of the team even though he would not be suiting up. In his tweeted statement, Sandidge says he will be a recruiter for the Gamecocks.
Forever to thee pic.twitter.com/7QjrAOE6iU
— Rick Sandidge jr (@Ricksandidgejr) July 28, 2022
Sandidge would have entered a redshirt senior season. He had ankle surgery in August 2021 after suffering an injury in the first scrimmage of fall camp. A former 4-star recruit, Sandidge played in 34 games from 2018-to-2020. He recorded 17 tackles including 4 TFL and 1.5 sacks.