The Chanticleers celebrated their historic season at their annual banquet
Taliaferro and Backus are the fifth and sixth Chants to make the CSN Fablous 50 Team
Quinn Backus, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Jamey Cheatwood Push CCU's total to 18 Football All-Americans
Chanticleers finish 12-3, Big South Champion and won two NCAA playoff games
Alex Ross threw 3 TDs and rushed for 100 yards
2013 Spring Football: Quinn Backus Interview (March 28)
Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman 11/30/13 1st Round FCS Championship
Coastal Carolina vs Presbyterian 11/16/13
2013 Coastal Carolina Football vs. Charlotte -- Nov. 2, 2013 -- Homecoming
Coastal Carolina vs. VMI 10/26/2013
10-12-2013 Coastal Carolina vs Gardner-Webb
2012 Big South Defensive Player of the Year
2012 3rd Team All-American
2012 (So.): Named third team All-American by The Sports Network ... 2012 Big South Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Big South ... Was two-time National Defensive Player of the Week and Big South Defensive Player of the Week a league-record five times ... Set a Coastal Carolina record with 139 tackles in 13 games during the 2012 season, which ranks second on the Big South single-season chart ... The 70 assisted tackles ranks second on the CCU single-season list and the 69 unassisted tackles is third on the season list ... Had 123 tackles during the 11-game regular season, which is also a CCU record and that total alone would have ranked fifth on the Big South list ... Ranked 16th in the NCAA in tackles (10.69 per game) ... Had eight games with at least 10 tackles this season and he led the Chants in stops seven times ... Was the only player ranked among the NCAA FCS in tackles to have at least: 100 tackles (139/10.69 avg.), 5.0 tackles for losses (8.0), 2.0 sacks (2.5), two interceptions (2), two forced fumbles (3), 2 fumble received (2) and two pass break-ups (4) ... In the Big South final statistics, Backus ranked second in tackles (10.69 average), seventh in tackles for losses, ninth-tied in sacks, ninth-tied in interceptions, first-tied in fumbles forced and first-tied in fumbles received ... Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week and CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player of the Week for his play at Furman ... Had a team-high 11 tackles, including seven in the first half as CCU held the Paladins to six points and just 103 yards of offense ... Added a TFL, a fumble recovery and two PBU ... Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week and one of four National Defensive Players of the Week by the College Sports Journal for a standout performance at Toledo ... Led the Chanticleers with 13 tackles (nine solo and four assists) and came up with a key defensive play to help CCU trim its deficit to three with fewer than nine minutes to play ... With Coastal down 10 midway through the fourth, Backus stripped Toledo's Cassius McDowell and recovered the fumble. Five plays later, CCU scored a touchdown to cut its deficit to three, 31-28 ... Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week, as well as CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player of the Week, for his performance at VMI ... Had a team-high nine tackles, including a nine-yard sack that would eventually lead to a punt (CCU would block the punt and score a TD on the play) ... Led a defense that only allowed 16 rushing yards, the second-lowest single-game total by an opponent in CCU history ... Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week, College Sporting News National Co-Defensive Player of the Week and 1 of 5 College Sporting News All-Stars in helping CCU hold Liberty to just 86 rushing yards --100 yards below its season average ... Tallied a career-high 15 tackles (7 solo, 8 assisted) and recorded his first career interception ... Added 1.5 TFL, including 1.0 sack for 7 yards, as a forced fumble ... Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week and CollegeSportsMadness Big South Defensive Player of the Week after getting a career-high 16 tackles versus Charleston Southern ... Added 2.0 TFL for minus four yards, a forced fumble and an interception ...Pick came on the first drive of the game ... Forced fumble came on CSU's second drive of the game ... Other impressive games include: getting 10 tackles versus North Carolina A&T, 12 versus Stony Brook, a team-high five tackles in limited playing time in a blow-out win at Presbyterian, nine stops at Bethune-Cookman and seven at Old Dominion - adding a pass break-up in each of the NCAA playoff contests.
2011 (Fr.): Did not see action in the season opener, but played in each of the final 10 games ... Finished 11th on the team in tackles with 31 ... Named Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his play at Georgia Sept. 17 ... Saw extended action at linebacker in the second half versus the Bulldogs, recording six tackles (three solo, three assisted) to tie for the third-best tackle total on the team ... Of his six stops, two forced fourth down plays and two others forced a turnover on downs ... Credited with five stops, including his first career TFL, in the VMI win ... Tallied nine tackles and got a fumble recovery at Liberty ... Down one to Presbyterian midway through the fourth, he an Lorenzo Boyles teamed up for a 10-yard sack, forcing a punt (Coastal would score on the ensuing drive to win 15-8) ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: One of eight finalist for South Carolina's Mr. Football ... Voted 4A Division II Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time All-State and All-Region 1-4A selection ... Selected to play in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and helped the "Sandlappers" to a win by intercepting a pass and returning it 33 yards for a TD ... Named the Lakelands Defensive Player of the Year ... Rated 37th on South Carolina's top 50 high school football prospects ... Led the Eagles to a 13-2 record in 2010 and an appearance in the state championship ... As a senior, logged 141 tackles, 86 solo and 19 for losses, with two interceptions, two forced fumbles, three sacks and scored three times on defense ... In Greenwood's only regular-season loss -- falling to top-ranked Dorman, Backus returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... As a junior, tallied 105 tackles with four interceptions, one forced fumble, five sacks and scored three times on defense ... Coached by Gene Cathcart.