The 1-2 passing punch for USC is now set to return for the 2023 season with the announcement Tuesday night by quarterback Spencer Rattler than he’ll be back for a second season in the Garnet and Black. His announcement followed that from Monday by receiver Antwane Wells that he will be back in Columbia for this season.
That’s great news for Gamecock fans and distressing news for secondaries around the SEC. Wells caught 68 passes this past season, most, if not all, from Rattler. The pair developed into one of the most dangerous passing combinations in the country.
Rattler, after a slow start that saw him throw 7 interceptions to 5 touchdown passes in his first 5 games, turned things around over the final two months of the season with a 14 to 5 touchdown to interception ratio.
Rattler finished the season completing over 66% of his passes for 3012 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also rushed for 3 touchdowns.
For his career at Oklahoma and USC, Rattler has thrown for 7607 yards, 58 touchdowns and 24 interceptions while completing 68.4% of his attempts.