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Spencer Eason-Riddle

South Carolina
Public Health


Eason-Riddle earned his bachelor’s degree in May of 2019, carrying a 3.42 GPA in public health. He also earned his master’s degree in health services policy and management while carrying a 3.64 GPA.

He has been named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll four times.

Eason-Riddle was named the 2019 Harold White GPA Award winner for special teams.


Eason-Riddle is a member of the South Carolina Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Last year, he was honored at the Gamecock Gala with the Gamecock Leadership Award for male student-athletes.

In 2018, Eason-Riddle was also recognized as the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete.


Eason-Riddle founded and developed the Sandstorm Buddies Program, which matches student-athletes with cancer patients and their families, where they can serve in a mentor capacity. He spearheaded a shoe drive this year, asking fellow-student athletes and staff to donate lightly worn shoes and cleats to the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands so that they can be used by area middle or high school students.

Eason-Riddle also regularly visits the Dorn VA Medical Center and the Oncology Center of the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.

He has been named to the SEC Community Service Team four times (2017-2020), is a three-time winner of the South Carolina Football Community Service Award (2017-2019), and also won the 2021 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award. Eason-Riddle became the first South Carolina played to be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team when he did so in 2019.


Eason-Riddle arrived at South Carolina as a walk-on but was reward with a scholarship prior to the season in 2019.

He was given the 2017 Special Teams Scout Team Award, 2019 Tenacity Award for Special Teams, and the 2019 Unselfish Teammate Award for Special Teams.

Eason-Riddle suffered torn ACLs in both his redshirt junior and redshirt senior years.