Connor Shaw steps down from position with Gamecock football team

South Carolina’s all-time wins leader is stepping down from his position with Gamecock football.

Former Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, who’s served as the Director of Football Relations, left the role today, a source with USC confirmed to ABC Columbia Tuesday.

GamecockCentral was the first to report the news of Shaw’s departure.

His role at USC changed three times in two years with the program.

Originally hired by Will Muschamp in 2020 as the Director of Player Development, Shaw then moved temporarily into an on-field role, coaching quarterbacks after Muschamp’s firing.

When Shane Beamer was hired in December 2020, Shaw was kept on, but his title and job description changed. He was named the Director of Football Relations under the new regime.

Shaw originally came to South Carolina after a stellar career at Flowery Branch (Ga.) High School, playing for his father, Lee Shaw.

As the Gamecock starting quarterback, Shaw led Carolina to a 27-5 record, including a 17-0 record at Williams-Brice Stadium. In his four-year career, Shaw completed 480-of-733 passes (65.5 percent) for 6,074 yards with 56 touchdowns while also rushing for 1,683 yards and 17 scores. In his final college game on January 1, 2014 Shaw ran for a touchdown, threw three touchdowns and caught one, completing 22–25 passes for 312 yards in the Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin. He was voted the game’s most valuable player for his performance.

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