South Carolina's Kyle Markway announces decision for 2020 NFL Draft
Kyle Markway’s career at South Carolina is over.
The Gamecocks redshirt junior tight end announced on Tuesday that he is foregoing his final year of eligibility and declaring for the 2020 NFL draft. Markway thanked South Carolina fans in a heartfelt message he shared on Twitter:
— Kyle Markway (@KMM_9) December 10, 2019
After playing 12 games as a true freshman in 2015, Markway missed all of 2016 with a foot injury, then played in only two games in 2017 due to a rib injury. He bounced back to play in all 13 games in 2018 and all 12 games this past season.
Because Markway missed most of two seasons due to injury, he still had a sixth year of eligibility that he could have used in 2020.
Markway set career highs in receptions (31), receiving yards (349) and touchdowns (two) this year. He had only one career touchdown entering the season.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Markway is a former 3-star recruit out of St. Louis.
Markway’s decision comes a day after quarterback Jake Bentley announced that he has transferred from South Carolina to Utah. So the Gamecocks’ offense will certainly look a bit different next season.