Gamecock quarterback Dylan Thompson not only does good on the field, but off it as well as he has been name the 2014 Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award winner.
Thompson set a Carolina school record and led the SEC with 3,564 passing yards. His 274.2 passing yards per game led the league and his 3,492 yards of total offense was another school record. His 270 completions was the most in the SEC.
For his off the field work, Thompson was named to the SEC Comunity Service Team for his visits to hospitals and mission trips this past summer to Israel and El Salvador. He also went to several elementary, middle, and high schools to speak to the students. He was a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy and named the quarterback on the academic all-district team.
About The Award: Freddie Solomon played his college football at the University of Tampa and went on to play for the Miami Dolphins for three seasons before joining the San Francisco 49ers where he helped win two Super Bowl championships. His career in the National Football League as a wide receiver came to a close after 11 years. Then the Sumter, SC, native known as “Fabulous Freddie”, came back to Hillsborough County to make a more lasting impact. Solomon devoted the next 12 years of his life to the youths of Tampa Bay, working with the Sheriff’s department to teach kids life lessons through football. His efforts impacted more than two decades of youths and his lessons are still carried on in the community. The Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award continues Solomon’s efforts to help make the world a better place by annually honoring a collegiate football player who has impacted the lives of others through giving and community service.