The 2017 season started great and ended terribly for South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel. But that’s okay, because there will be a 2018.

The junior from Inman, SC, returned a 97-yard kickoff for a touchdown in both of the Gamecocks’ first two games, caught 15 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed twice for 30 yards in a touchdown. And then he was injured in South Carolina’s third game, suffering a broken left tibia against Kentucky.