Oct. 12, 2009
University of South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been selected as the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week for his outstanding performance on Saturday, it was announced today.
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.
Jeffery becomes the third Gamecock to win Freshman of the Week honors in the SEC this season, joining teammates Devin Taylor and Jarvis Giles.
The 22nd-ranked Gamecocks (5-1, 2-1 SEC) will be in action again on Saturday when they travel to Tuscaloosa to face the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC). Game time is set for 7:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.