Former South Carolina assistant Shawn Elliott is adding another Gamecocks connection at Georgia State.
The new Panthers head coach is hiring former Gamecocks DT Travian Robertson to his staff in Atlanta. Georgia State assistant Cedric Williams, who followed Elliott from South Carolina, announced the hire on Twitter.
— Cedric Williams (@Coach_CWilliams) December 16, 2016
Robertson played for South Carolina from 2007-2011. He had 123 total career tackles with 6.5 sacks and 21.0 tackles for loss in his college career. The Atlanta Falcons selected him in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL from 2012-2015 with stops in Atlanta, Seattle, and Washington.
Williams did not specify what position Robertson will fill on the staff. FootballScoop reports Buford (Ga.) High School head coach Jess Simpson will be the Panthers’ defensive line coach.
Georgia State hired Elliott as head coach Dec. 8. Before that, he had been a part of South Carolina’s staff since 2010. He also served as the Gamecocks’ interim head coach after Steve Spurrier retired in 2015.
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