Former South Carolina football legend Johnny Gramling passed away at the age of 85 on Friday, according to the The Times & Democrat of Orangeburg, S.C.
Gramling played for the Gamecocks from 1951-53, and became the first South Carolina quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards. He finished his career with 2,007 passing yards and 18 touchdowns — both South Carolina records at the time. Gramling also never had a losing season, and went undefeated against Clemson in his career.
He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000 alongside former Gamecock greats Sterling Sharpe and June Raines.
Gramling went on to play most of the 1954 season in the Canadian Football League before serving two years in the Air Force.