LEE WIGGINS
Strong Safety
1993-1997
Hartsville, SC
Biography
Wiggins played wide receiver and defensive back for Hartsville where he played with future USC teammate Randy Wheeler. He picked USC over East Carolina, Duke, Auburn and Virginia and was named to All-Region and All-State teams before playing in the 1992 Shrine Bowl. He played briefly in 1993 but was ultimately redshirted. Wiggins started a handful of games at cornerback in ’94 while establishing himself as a leader on Carolina’s special teams units. He blocked five kicks that season, putting him well on his way to being USC’s career leader in blocked kicks. In ’94 he swatted down three field goal tries and two extra point attempts. Coach Brad Lawing installed him in that key jumper role after Wiggins blocked a kick in the ’94 spring game. He also picked off a pass in the fourth quarter to preserve a win over Kentucky. Wiggins moved to strong safety at the start of the ’95 season but ended up starting two games at corner. He blocked a punt in the win over Kent State that Benji Young returned for a touchdown. Wiggins became a full-time starter at corner the next season but continued to make big plays on special teams, such as tackle of Vanderbilt punter Bill Marinangel at the Commodore 14 to set up a TD in a 27-0 win. He also had a key block in a win over Kentucky in 1997. Wiggins was a co-captain that season and was given the Steve Wadiak MVP Award. After playing in the 1998 Hula Bowl all star game, Wiggins was drafted by the Tennessee Oilers (soon to be Titans) in the sixth round of the 1998 draft and had camp stints with the Oilers in ’98 and the Panthers in ’99 before playing with the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 1999 and the New Jersey Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2001. He then joined the Navy and currently works at a Naval hospital.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Hartsville Hartsville, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1993 Program vs Vanderbilt 27 DB 6-0 175 Fr 0 0
1994 Spring 1994 27 CB 6-0 188 RFr
1994 Program vs Mississippi State 27 DB 6-0 188 RFr 3 3
1995 Media Guide 27 DB 6-0 191 So 2 2
1996 Program vs Georgia 27 DB 6-0 207 Jr 9 9
1997 Lindy's 1997 Annual 27 CB 5-11 200 Sr
1997 Auburn 1997 27 DB 5-11 200 Sr 11 11
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1994 Spring Game (Unofficial) Cornerback 2nd String
10/15/1994 vs Mississippi State Cornerback 2nd String
1995 Media Guide Strong Safety 2nd String
9/2/1995 vs Georgia Strong Safety 2nd String
9/14/1996 vs Georgia Left Cornerback 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1997 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
1997 Steve Wadiak MVP
1998 Hula Bowl
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1993 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 25 7 32 0.0 0.0 1 4 0 0 0 5
1995 29 18 47 1.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 1 2
1996 20 27 47 1.0 0.0 5 0 0 0 0
1997 41 27 68 3.0 0.0 1 7 0 0 1 1
Tot 115 80 195 5.0 0.0 3 18 0 0 2 8
Punt Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1995 1 19 19.0 0
Tot 1 19 19.0 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1994-09-10 Arkansas Cornerback
1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech Cornerback
1994-10-08 East Carolina Cornerback
1995-09-23 Kentucky Cornerback
1995-09-30 Louisiana State Cornerback
1996-09-14 Georgia Right Cornerback
1996-09-21 East Carolina Cornerback
1996-09-28 Mississippi State Cornerback
1996-10-12 Kentucky Cornerback
1996-10-19 Arkansas Cornerback
1996-10-26 Vanderbilt Cornerback
1996-11-02 Tennessee Cornerback
1996-11-16 Florida Cornerback
1996-11-23 Clemson Cornerback
1997-09-06 Central Florida Cornerback
1997-09-13 Georgia Cornerback
1997-09-20 East Carolina Cornerback
1997-09-27 Mississippi State Cornerback
1997-10-04 Auburn Cornerback
1997-10-11 Kentucky Cornerback
1997-10-18 Arkansas Cornerback
1997-10-25 Vanderbilt Cornerback
1997-11-01 Tennessee Cornerback
1997-11-15 Florida Cornerback
1997-11-22 Clemson Cornerback
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1995 1995-09-23 Kentucky 1 10 USC 26 Billy Jack Haskins rush for loss of 1 (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 USC 11 Sanford loses 3 on pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 9 UKY 7 Sanford loss of 1 on pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins, Kevin Brooks)
Defense - Passes Broken Up
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 3 10 USC 34 Eric Zeier pass for Jerman incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-11-19 Clemson 2 12 CLM 23 Louis Solomon pass for Tony DeSue incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-16 Louisiana Tech 2 10 LAT 32 Burks pass for Mackey incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 3 12 UCF 2 Daunte Culpepper pass for Nonsant incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 10 UGA 20 Mike Bobo pass for Small incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 10 USC 47 Bobo pass for Allen incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 2 10 USC 47 Bobo pass for Allen incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 36 Wyatt pass for Grant incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 3 6 UKY 42 Couch pass for Love incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 16 UKY 34 Couch pass for Coleman incomplete (Lee Wiggins)
Defense - Interceptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1994 1994-09-24 Kentucky 1 15 UKY 26 Antonio O'Ferral pass intercepted by Lee Wiggins at UK 44, returned 16 yards
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 9 USC 39 Allen pass intercepted by Lee Wiggins at SC 33, returned 5 yards (Morgan)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 2 15 UGA 30 Hason Graham, 7-yd pass from Eric Zeier (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 3 4 UGA 35 Terrell Davis rush for 2 (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech 3 12 USC 35 Larry Jackson, 22-yd pass from Wade Hill (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech 3 15 LAT 40 Larry Jackson, 5-yd pass from Wade Hill (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-09-24 Kentucky 3 5 UKY 15 Randy Wyatt, 30-yd pass from Antonio O'Ferral (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-08 East Carolina 0 0 USC 3 Holcomb, extra point blocked (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-08 East Carolina 2 8 USC 37 Junior Smith, 13-yd pass from Marcus Crandell (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-08 East Carolina 1 10 ECU 34 Jerris McPhail rush for 6 (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-08 East Carolina 2 4 ECU 40 Jerris McPhail rush for 7 (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-15 Mississippi State 2 3 USC 3 Kevin Bouie rush for no gain (Aubrey Brooks, Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-10-15 Mississippi State 4 1 USC 14 Rogers, 31-yd field goal blocked (Lee Wiggins) recovered by Westbrook at MSU 49
1994 1994-11-12 Florida 1 10 FLA 34 Williams rush for 3 (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-11-12 Florida 2 7 FLA 37 Fred Taylor rush for 8 (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-11-12 Florida 2 14 USC 42 Chris Doering, 21-yd pass from Danny Wuerffel (Lee Wiggins)
1994 1994-11-12 Florida 1 8 USC 8 Chris Doering, 6-yd pass from Terry Dean (Lee Wiggins, Chris Abrams)
1995 1995-09-02 Georgia 2 2 USC 2 Robert Edwards fumble, forced by (Aubrey Brooks) recovered by (Lee Wiggins) in end zone
1995 1995-09-09 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 46 Madre Hill rush for 1 (Lee Wiggins, Benji Young)
1995 1995-09-09 Arkansas 2 6 USC 32 Sidney, 15-yd pass from Lunney (Lee Wiggins, Chris Abrams)
1995 1995-09-16 Louisiana Tech 1 10 USC 37 Armstrong rush for no gain (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-16 Louisiana Tech 3 16 LAT 34 Bradley, 20-yd pass from Burks (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-16 Louisiana Tech 2 10 USC 21 Mackey, 5-yd pass from Burks (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-23 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 7 Moe Williams rush for 2 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-23 Kentucky 2 8 UKY 9 Billy Jack Haskins rush for loss of 1, fumble, forced by (Lee Wiggins), recovered by (Benji Young) at UK 8
1995 1995-09-30 Louisiana State 1 10 USC 36 Faulk rush for 4 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-30 Louisiana State 3 1 USC 28 Kendall Cleveland rush for 4 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-30 Louisiana State 4 1 USC 1 Kendall Cleveland rush for no gain (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-09-30 Louisiana State 3 2 USC 39 Eddie Kennison, 8-yd pass from Jamie Howard (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-10-07 Kent State 2 10 KNT 24 Whatley rush for 4 (Lee Wiggins, Ron Nealy)
1995 1995-10-07 Kent State 4 5 KNT 29 KS punt blocked by Lee Wiggins recovered by Benji Young at KS 17, returned 17 yards, touchdown
1995 1995-10-07 Kent State 1 10 KNT 10 Santiago, 11-yd pass from Goebbel (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-10-07 Kent State 3 9 KNT 22 Santiago, 6-yd pass from Goebbel (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-10-14 Mississippi State 3 10 USC 45 Taite rush for 6 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-11 Florida 1 10 FLA 44 Williams rush for 15 (Lee Wiggins) - UF clipping
1995 1995-11-11 Florida 2 3 USC 3 Evans rush for 1 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 2 11 50 Nealon Greene scrambles for 12 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 1 10 USC 26 Raymond Priester rush for 7 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 3 1 USC 1 Raymond Priester rush for no gain (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 1 10 CLM 48 Nealon Greene rush for 12 (Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 1 10 USC 20 Lamont Pegues rush for 2 (Ben Washington, Lee Wiggins)
1995 1995-11-18 Clemson 2 5 CLM 37 Raymond Priester rush for 3 (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 2 5 UCF 22 Burley, 29-yd pass from Daunte Culpepper (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 49 Nonsant, 9-yd pass from Daunte Culpepper (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 20 Burley, 7-yd pass from Daunte Culpepper (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 USC 23 Grant rush for 17 (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 15 USC 21 Olandis Gary, 11-yd pass from Mike Bobo (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 3 7 MST 20 Prentiss, 29-yd pass from Morgan (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 AUB 23 Bailey. 10-yd pass from Dameyune Craig (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 4 1 USC 41 Fred Beasley rush for 5 (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 AUB 28 Robinson, 8-yd pass from Craig (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 AUB 15 Robinson, 3-yd pass from Craig (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 17 White rush for 3 (Lee Wiggins, Shane Burnham)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 37 Coleman, 5-yd pass from Tim Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 9 UKY 26 Coleman, 11-yd pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 28 Coleman, no gain on pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 43 Mickelsen, 6-yd pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins, Mark Love)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 35 Coleman, 9-yd pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 48 Homer, 9-yd pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 3 2 USC 30 Coleman, 8-yd pass from Couch (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 4 2 USC 2 Hanson, 20-yd field goal blocked (Lee Wiggins), out of bounds at SC 16
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 20 Nathan Norman, no gain on pass from Clint Stoerner (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 2 10 ARK 23 Mike Williams, 9-yd pass from Chadd Jones (Lee Wiggins, Keris Sullivan)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 2 USC 24 Morgan, 4-yd pass from Allen (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 20 Morgan rush for 8 (Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 10 VAN 30 J.Williams rush for 16 (Arturo Freeman, Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 3 7 FLA 38 Fred Taylor, 25-yd pass from Noah Brindise (Arturo Freeman, Lee Wiggins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 3 12 FLA 44 Richardson, 2-yd pass from Johnson (Lee Wiggins)