Carter, a linebacker, was the 2012 USA South Defensive Player of the Year. He led the team with a school-record 86 total tackles. Carter was named to the D3football.com and Beyond Sports Network All-American teams. This is the second season he has served as a team captain.
James anchored the offensive line at right tackle. He was a USA South All-Conference team selection and is a two-year starter for the Panthers.
McNamee, a linebacker, has been limited to four games the past two seasons because of injuries. As a sophomore, he had 41 tackles.