In little more than two weeks, South Carolina and South Florida will square off in the Birmingham Bowl.
The 10-2 Bulls come in with a high-powered offense and a host of experienced players defensively. In this five-part series, SEC Country will take a look at the 10 USF players to know heading into the Birmingham Bowl.
To start, we take a closer look at players Nos. 9 and 10 in Part 1:
10. Dominique Threatt – senior offensive guard
For the second straight season, Threatt manned the right guard position for the Bulls. He started 13 games in 2015 and took his play to an even higher level in 2016, earning second-team all-conference honors as a key cog in an offensive line that paved the way for two 1,000-yard rushers.
The 6-foot-1, 330-pound Threatt has 32 starts to his name heading into his final collegiate game.
9. Nate Godwin – senior safety
Godwin brings a heavy dose of experience to the table, having started 38 games in his career.
This year, Godwin has bounced around a bit on the defense. He suffered an injury in the preseason and was jumped on the depth chart. But he returned in Week 3 to start at the “striker” position in USF’s 4-2-5 defense as a hybrid defensive back-linebacker player.
He’s back where he spent his first three years now, starting at strong safety. He has made 62 tackles this season, one shy of matching his total from a year ago. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Godwin made his first interception of the season against UCF in USF’s season finale.