A sheriff's spokesman says former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was shot during a robbery in the parking lot of a business park and was in stable condition.
Richland County Sheriff's spokesman Curtis Wilson says Miles was shot once in the upper body Monday in suburban Columbia.
He says Miles is at a local hospital.
Miles was able to give investigators a description of the person who shot him, but no arrests have been made.
Miles spent most of his career with the Gamecocks backing up Marcus Lattimore. He ran for 1,341 yards on 315 carries.
Miles scored two touchdowns in South Carolina's 2011 Capital One Bowl win over Nebraska.
The 23-year-old graduated with a degree in criminal justice.