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Oct. 12, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gamecock wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Jeffery, a 6-3, 217-pound true freshman from St. Matthews, S.C., caught seven passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns in South Carolina’s 28-26 win over Kentucky. He scored from 10, 28 and 22 yards out on passes from Stephen Garcia.

The three touchdown receptions tied for the second-best single game performance in school history. Jeffery came into the game with just five catches for 61 yards through the first five games before his breakout performance on Saturday.