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In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, photo, Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown (1) tries to shove past South Carolina defensive back Rashad Fenton (16) for some catching room during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss. South Carolina won 44-41. Kansas City selected Fenton in the sixth round, No. 201 overall of the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina had one player picked the last two NFL Drafts and has now tripled that over the last three days.

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After San Francisco snatched up Deebo Samuel at No. 36 overall, Kansas City selected cornerback Rashad Fenton in the sixth round, No. 201 overall. Then offensive lineman Dennis Daley was taken taken in the sixth round, No. 212 overall by the Carolina Panthers.

This draft is the first time multiple South Carolina players have been selected since 2016 when Pharoh Cooper, Brandon Shell and Jerrell Adams heard their names called.

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Fenton started almost every game over the last three years, turning into one of the team's frontline defensive backs.

He racked up 122 tackles in four seasons with five interceptions, including a career-best three picks as a senior.

He had 19 total pass deflections, eight coming as a junior.

Fenton came back for his senior season and was invited to the NFL combine along with three other Gamecocks in Daley, Zack Bailey and Samuel.

Two years ago, Daley was grinding away at a junior college in Milledgeville, Ga., patiently waiting for his shot at South Carolina.

Daley stepped onto campus after transferring in from Georgia Military College and quickly became one of the team's impact players on the offensive line.

He started 24 games over two years, all at left tackle, and was the anchor on an offensive line that was arguably the best offensive group last season.

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Daley played well enough to earn an invitation to both the Reese's Senior Bowl and NFL combine, where he was able bolster his draft stock.

Wofford's Brown signs

with Arizona Cardinals,

Tillery signs with Titans

SPARTANBURG – Wofford defensive lineman Miles Brown signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday evening, after the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Wofford safety JoJo Tillery signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on Saturday evening.

Brown, from Cheverly, Maryland, started 12 games on the defensive line last season for the Terriers. He led the team with 9.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. The rushing defense was ranked first in the league. Brown earned All-Southern Conference first team honors from the media and coaches. He was a third team All-American by STATS for the second straight season.

Tillery, from Hixson, Tennessee, started all 13 games for the Terriers at free safety in 2018. He finished third on the team in total tackles with 49, which included two tackles for loss and a sack. He was named second team All-Southern Conference by the coaches following the season. 

For his career at Wofford, Brown played in 50 games with 49 starts and had 174 total tackles. Brown recorded 38 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks playing both defensive end and defensive tackle.

He was named All-Southern Conference for all four seasons.

He and Tillery are the first two Terriers to sign as a free agent since kicker David Marvin. They will join kicker Kasey Redfern (Dallas) as the only Terriers currently on an NFL preseason roster.

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Collyn Taylor reports for www.GamecockCentral.com, the www.Rivals.com affiliate devoted to USC athletics.


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