August 16, 2007

Cook hungers to continue hard-hitting ways

Emanuel Cook burst onto the scene last year, earning a reputation as a ferocious tackler and one of South Carolina's hardest hitters.

At no time was his aggressive style more apparent than when he forced a second half fumble from Clemson's Thomas Hunter that helped turn the momentum around last Nov. 25.

USC converted the turnover into the game-tying touchdown before eventually pulling out a 31-28 victory.

It was timely defensive plays like that one against the hated Tigers that earned Cook multiple post-season honors, including Freshman All-SEC honors by the league coaches and The Sporting News.

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