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A passion for the game
Former Bulldog Shawn Elliott still wears his hart on his sleeve at USC
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SHAWN ELLIOTT, A MEMBER of Camden Highs 1990 AAA state championship football team, is a picture of intensity as he watches the action on the field as South Carolinas co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. - photo by Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information
Growing up in Camden, Shawn Elliott dreamed of donning the garnet and black and playing football in front of thousands of University of South Carolina fans on fall Saturday afternoons.Turns out, sometimes, some dreams are best left alone.Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing a tad more than 200 pounds as a senior defensive end at Camden High School in 1990, Elliott and the Bulldog coaching staff heard the same things from Division I coaches who made their way to check on that year’s senior class. To a man, each recruiter fell in love with Elliott’s passion for the game and the way that he played it. Then came the inevitable “but.”

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