Community service

Eason-Riddle Named to SEC Community Service Team


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Gamecock Linebacker recognized for the fifth time

COLUMBIA, SC (December 1, 2021) – University of South Carolina linebacker Spencer Eason-enigma has been named to the South Eastern Conference football community service team, it was announced today. This is the fifth time that Eason-Riddle has been named to the SEC Community Service team.

Eason-Riddle has been a regular at Dorn VA Medical Center and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Oncology Center, among other community service efforts. He founded and developed the “Sandstorm Buddies Program” which connects student-athletes with cancer patients and their families, where they can serve as mentors. He also ran a shoe drive in 2021, asking fellow student-athletes and staff to donate lightly worn shoes and crampons to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands so they can be used by middle school students or high school students in the region.

Eason-Riddle was one of 30 nominees for the prestigious Senior CLASS award, was a semi-finalist for the Campbell Trophy and was nominated for the Wuerffel Trophy. He holds two degrees from the University, obtaining in May 2019 a bachelor’s degree in public health and in May 2021 a master’s degree in policy and management of health services. He was a member of the SEC Community Service team in 2017, ’18, ’19, and ’20, was recognized as the 2021 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award winner, and was a member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works 2019 team.

The SEC appoints a community service team for each of its 21-league sponsored sports, seeking to showcase an athlete from each school who gives back to their community through superior service efforts.