Posted On: 10/16/20 3:17 PM

Like most of the athletes who were sequestered into home-based workouts during the school and summertime lockdowns, Hilton Head’s Jaylen SneedJaylenSneed6'1" | LBHilton Head | 2022StateSC found himself struggling a bit when the team was finally allowed to assemble in mid-August.

Then, following the initial lengthy layoff, nearly all of the Seahawks’s varsity roster spent parts of September under a quarantine due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing. So when the season finally opened on October 9, Sneed needed a few extra breathers.

“It’s hard coming from no offseason to go straight into football,” Sneed said. “You’re out of shape. You had to work out by yourself just to get into [football shape].”

Most players would be lucky to struggle like he did.

Despite the hiatus and a position change from linebacker to a hybrid end spot, the No. 4 junior in South Carolina began the year with a huge game in a 35-12 victory over Bluffton. Sneed had two sacks and six quarterback hurries while playing about 85 percent of the defensive snaps.

If that wasn’t enough, he also took another 15 snaps on offense in a wildcat roll and rushed for three touchdowns. You know who wasn’t surprised by that?


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