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      Kelcy Quarles named All-America second teamer

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - University of South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been named second-team All-America by the Associated Press on Tuesday.

      Earlier this week, the junior was also named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the league's coaches.

      Quarles, a 6-4, 298-pounder from Hodges, S.C., was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 including a team-high 9.5 sacks. One of the team's four captains, Quarles enters the 2014 Capital One Bowl with 36 tackles, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries.

      In addition, Quarles was named a first-team All-America by Sporting News.

      Quarles and senior quarterback Connor Shaw were also selected as honorable mention All-Americans by SI.com.

      The No. 8 Gamecocks started bowl mini-camp on Tuesday ahead of the team's New Year's Day matchup with 19th-ranked Wisconsin.