Parker White announces plans for 2021

After an afternoon involving two defensive players entering the transfer portal, South Carolina football received good news at that placekicker Parker White announced that he will return to the team for a fifth season.

“Jason Aldean said it better, ‘We’re back’. 2021 we’ll see, let’s go to a better year, it just starts from here.” White wrote on social networks.

Senior last season, White may return for the 2021 season, as the 2020 season did not count towards eligibility. In 10 games, White was 11 out of 19 in field goal attempts and 26 out of 27 in extra point attempts. In field goal, he was 11 of 15 from within 50 yards and 0 of 4 from outside of 50 yards. His season was 48 yards. White’s news on Wednesday night was expected. John Whittle of TheBigSpur reported in the VIP Lounge on Monday that this was the route the player was on his way to take.

Below is a recap of White’s Carolina career from 2017-19, courtesy of

Junior redshirt placekicker … connected in 18 out of 22 field goal attempts, 81.8 percent, and all 25 extra points for a leading team with 79 points scored … ranked ninth in the SEC among kickers with 6.6 points per game. … his 1.50 field goals made per game were third in the conference … his 81.8% field goal tied for third at the SEC with Georgia All-American Rodrigo Blankenship … three of his four errors were 50 yards or more. .. connected in his last 10 field goal attempts of the season … drilled a 24 yard in the second overtime to knock No. 3 Georgia … hit a 50 yard career against the Appalachian State … had three field goals against Alabama and the Appalachian State, giving him five for his career … nominated for the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the third time.

The second year of the Redshirt that may have been the player who improved … shared the Joe Morrison award (MVP in special teams) with bettor Joseph Charlton … he was successful in 58 of 62 attempts, reaching 13 of 16 in the basket attempts (including a 3 to 3 draw at Vanderbilt and against Missouri, the best of his career) and 45 to 46 on extra points … his 84 points scored in a tie for the 10th in Carolina’s all-time all-time list scoring with 1980s George Rogers Heisman Trophy … won co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Week Award for his performance in victory over Missouri … hit all three field goal attempts, connecting in one season . 42 yards long on two occasions, and a 33 yard game winner with only two seconds remaining … all three of his field goals came in the second half, when field conditions were soaked due to a storm, and gave Carolina the lead … also started 19 times with 12 touchbacks … nominated for the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Added to the list as a walk-on in January … handled initial tasks … recorded 44 touchbacks among his 65 kickoffs (68 percent) … took over as a full-time starter in game 4 against Louisiana Tech … led the team in scoring with 68 points … connected in 14 out of 25 field goal attempts overall, but was 10 in 11 within 40 yards … converted all 26 attempts for extra points … missed his first four field goal attempts before connecting to 31 yards with only four seconds left in the competition to lead the Gamecocks to a 17-16 victory over Louisiana Tech … had his best day as a Gamecock in the Tennessee victory, connecting in 47, 21 and 36 yard field goals in a 15-9 win … it was 2-of-3 in the win over Vanderbilt, with marks of 44 and 39 … he also made 2-of-3 field attempts goal in the Outback Bowl victory over Michigan, including a 44 yard … connected in 11 of his last 15 tees field goal attempts in the season, with the four fouls coming from over 45 yards.

He was enrolled in South Carolina, but did not participate in football.