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Jan. 7, 2010

Newport Beach, Calif. – University of South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been named to the 2009 AON Insurance Freshman All-America team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), it was announced today.

Jeffery, a 6-3, 217-pounder from St. Matthews, S.C., led the Gamecocks in receiving this season, hauling in 46 passes for 763 yards, an average of 16.6 yards per catch, with a team-high six touchdowns. Jeffery was the only freshman to rank in the top 10 in the SEC in both receptions per game and receiving yards.

Jeffery previously has been named first-team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele, and and was a first-team SEC All-Freshman selection by the league’s 12 coaches and by Sporting News.