Clemson elite 2016 running back commit Tavien FeasterTavien Feaster Running Back 6-0, 190 Spartanburg, SC ESPN: View Full Profile was named South Carolina's Gatorade Track and Field Player of the Year on Friday.
The factors in determining the winner included high academic achievement, character, sportsmanship and community leadership. Feaster has a B average in high school and has volunteered as a camp counselor, youth football coach and youth basketball coach according to USA Today.
"He captured two individual state titles at the Class AAAA state meet and led the Vikings to a fifth-place finish as a team," USA Today said about Feaster. "Feaster won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.42 seconds, which ranked as the nation’s No. 10 performance among prep competitors in 2015 at the time of his selection, and broke the tape in the 200 in a state-record 21.11. The 2014 Spartanburg Herald Journal All-Area Track Athlete of the Year, he won the 100 and 200 at the state meet for a second straight year."
As a junior on the gridiron, Feaster had 133 carries for 1153 yards and fifteen touchdowns and 45 receptions for 1016 yds and eleven touchdowns despite having an injured shoulder for most of the year. In the 2014 state title game, he rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He also had five receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown and a 44 yard interception return. He was the state champion in the 100 meter dash (10.59) and 200 (21.29). As a sophomore, he had 171 carries for 1429 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground and 44 receptions for 723 yards and 12 touchdowns.