Alshon Jeffery is putting together quite a season. The sophomore out of Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews has 52 catches for 935 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He is closing in on Kenny McKinley’s single season record of 77 (2007), Sidney Rice’s single season receiving yards record of 1,143 (2005) and he’s a pretty good bet to break McKinley’s career receiving yards record of 2,781. Jeffery currently has 1,698 career receiving yards.
Jeffery could be in line for another big game this week against Arkansas. If the Gamecocks find themselves in a shootout, chances are a lot of passes will be coming in Jeffery’s direction.
Click below for more on this weekend’s game from USC players Patrick DiMarco and Tony Straughter.
Senior fullback/tight end Patrick DiMarco has been the quintessential team player at Carolina. He was a guy that Spurrier offered a scholarship just as a favor to the DiMarco family since he knew them from his days at Florida. DiMarco earned that scholarship and then some. He’s a team captain and has played well filling in the extra gap created by Weslye Saunders dismissal from the team.
Finally, linebacker Tony Straughter has also had a big senior season. The junior college transfer has excelled in the will linebacker position and helped the Gamecocks ease the blow of losing Shaq Wilson to a muscle injury early in the season.
18th ranked USC will face 19th ranked Arkansas at 7:00 Saturday night in Columbia.