A look at the inspiring story of South Carolina safety Jordan Diggs

BY foxsports • January 14, 2016

South Carolina safety Jordan Diggs has had a tough life. As detailed in this university production,  the Fort Myers, Fla., native has endured an immense number of trials leading up to his time at South Carolina. 

Diggs' father -- Shed -- was a player in Columbia during the 1980s. When Diggs was 12, Shed was arrested and sentenced to federal prison for 10 years.

In addition, a close family friend was gunned down on the back porch of Diggs' house. His mother also had to singlehandedly account for Diggs and his six siblings amid a poor local economy.

The safety ultimately made it to South Carolina -- living out a lifelong dream. In the process, he became an honor-roll student and an integral member of the South Carolina defense. 

Considering the path he walked, Diggs' journey to South Carolina is truly inspiring. 


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