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Alshon Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Matthews, S.C.

High School:
Calhoun County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 229

Position:
WR

Experience:
2 VL


NFL Draft Profile: Alshon Jeffery

All-America and Biletnikoff candidate... preseason first-team All-SEC and All-America according to Phil Steele... also named to Playboy's preseason All-America team... outstanding talent and the work ethic to match... in the process of re-writing the Gamecock record books for receivers... ranks eighth in career receptions (134) and fourth in career yards (2,280) after just two seasons... has at least one reception in 23 straight games... Has 11 100-yard receiving games, tying Sidney Rice's school record... is the SEC active leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions... has played in 27 games, starting 21.

2010: One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to nation's top receiver... first-team All-America as selected by AFCA, FWAA, Phil Steele and ESPN.com... second-team All-America by Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and CollegeFootballNews.com... unanimous first-team All-SEC selection... named All-Sophomore by CollegeFootballNews.com... set the single-season school records in both receptions (88) and receiving yards (1,517)... led the SEC in receiving yards per game (108.4) and was second in receptions per game (6.29)... had eight games with 100+ yards receiving... Had seven catches for 106 yards vs. Southern Miss... posted an almost identical line vs. Georgia with seven grabs for 103 yards... just missed a third-straight 100-yard game with 97 on five catches vs. Furman... had the fourth-best receiving game in Carolina history with 192 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions at Auburn, including a 69-yard reception... logged a seven-catch, 127-yard performance against Alabama, including a highlight-reel one-handed grab on the sideline with a defender grabbing his jersey... hauled in a career-high nine passes for 158 yards at Vanderbilt, including a season-long 72-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to seal the win... had three catches for 87 yards vs. Tennessee, including a 70-yard touchdown... missed another 100-yard game by one with seven catches for 99 yards vs. Arkansas... caught five passes for 123 yards in the first half vs. Troy... had a touchdown catch among five grabs for 141 yards in win over Clemson, earning Ernest Brooks Offensive MVP accolades... tied his career high with nine catches for 130 yards in the Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to Florida State.

2009: First-team Freshman All-American as selected by the FWAA, Phil Steele, Scout.com and CollegeFootballNews.com... first-team SEC All-Freshman selected by the coaches... named fourth-team All-SEC by Phil Steele... played in all 13 games, starting the final seven... led the squad with 46 catches for 763 yards, 16.6 yards per catch... second on the team with six touchdowns... averaged 58.7 yards and 3.54 catches per game, the eighth and 10th best marks respectively in the SEC... was the only freshman in the top 10 in either category... recorded five catches for 56 yards through the first five games but had 41 catches (5.1/game) for 707 yards (88.4/game) over the final eight contests... caught his first TD pass, a 20-yarder, against SC State... named the SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against Kentucky... caught seven passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns, including a spectacular one-handed grab in that contest... the three TD receptions tied for the second-highest single game mark in school history... earned his first start at Alabama... caught four passes for 83 yards, including a 52-yarder, against the Tide... logged a season-best 161 receiving yards in the win over Vanderbilt... had his third 100-yard receiving game when he went for 118 at Arkansas including a career-long 80-yard scoring catch.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player at Calhoun County, graduating in 2009... named first-team All-State by The State as a defensive back... caught 35 passes for 740 yards and 14 TDs as a senior... averaged 65 yards on kickoff returns and 35 yards on punt returns with three touchdowns... totaled 50 tackles on defense... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Under Armour All-American Game... logged 910 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns as a junior in 2007... ranked 99th on Rivals.com's Top 100 list... considered the nation's 13th-best wide receiver and the fourth-best player in the state of South Carolina by the website... was a four-star recruit and the 22nd-best wide receiver in the nation, according to Scout.com... ranked as the 74th-best player in the nation by PrepStar... regarded as the fourth-best player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... ranked 103rd on the ESPNU 150... also was a standout on the basketball court... helped Calhoun County win four state titles... coached on the hardwood by former Gamecock standout Zam Fredrick Sr... originally committed to Southern Cal and also considered Tennessee among many offers.

PERSONAL: Alshon Jeffery is working towards a degree in sociology... brother, Shamier, is a 2011 South Carolina signee.

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