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2015 NFL DRAFT

Alshon Jeffery, WR

School: South Carolina  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: St. Matthews, SC
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 216 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4562
2011 Season
Jeffery leaves Carolina as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards with 3,042, the second-highest total in SEC history and one of just three players in conference history with over 3,000 career receiving yards. In 2011, he earned second-team All-SEC accolades after leading the team with 49 catches for 762 yards and eight touchdowns. He capped his career with a four-catch, 148-yard effort in the Capital One Bowl win over Nebraska in which he earned game MVP honors. He garnered All-America honors and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award following his record-setting sophomore season of 2010, when he caught 88 passes for 1,517 yards. He finished his three-year career with 183 receptions including a record-tying 23 touchdowns, and a school-record 12 100-yard receiving games. He caught a pass in each of his final 36 games as a Gamecock. During Jeffery's three seasons at Carolina, the Gamecocks have posted 27 wins, including a school-record 11-win campaign in 2011.
2010 Season
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 Season
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, an average of 16.6 yards per catch... second on the team with six touchdowns... averaged 58.7 yards per game receiving, eighth in the SEC... averaged 3.54 catches per game, 10th 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 against Arkansas including an 80-yard scoring catch.
High School
Two-way player at Calhoun County High School... named first-team all-state by The State as a defensive back... caught 35 passes for 740 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior... also averaged 65 yards on kickoff returns and 35 yards on punt returns with three touchdowns... totaled 50 tackles on defense... selected to compete in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and in the Under Armour All-American game... logged 910 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns as a junior in 2007... ranked 99th on Rivals.com 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... is a four-star recruit and the 22nd-best wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com... considered the 74th-best player in the nation by PrepStar... considered 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... originally committed to Southern California and also considered Tennessee... also had offers from Florida, Kentucky, Florida State and others.
 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - QUOTE TO NOTE: "We feel that Alshon (Jeffery) has the best hands in the draft. We feel he is the best at adjusting to the ball. We feel he is the best sideline and end-zone catcher in the draft. He is dynamic with the ball in his hands. He is a big man, he's strong, he's tough, he doesn't go down without a fight. He is a good route runner for the routes that they put him in." -- Bears general manager Phil Emery on second-round pick (45th overall) Alshon Jeffery. - The Sports Xchange

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