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Jadeveon Clowney, Alshon Jeffery stand out for Gamecocks in the NFL

A look at how former South Carolina players fared in the NFL last week.

Alshon’s in the end zone again.
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DE Jadeveon Clowney, Texans: Clowney had a big game for Houston in its wild victory over Seattle, ringing up four tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss, as well as a quarterback hit. He also forced Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to fumble, although the Seahawks recovered. Most memorably, though, he did a pretty fun impression of The Hit:

After the game, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said this of Clowney’s performance: “We whiffed on 90. We really didn’t handle him like we thought we would. He was on fire.” Not bad for a “bust.”

WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: Jeffery was Philadelphia’s leading receiver with two catches for 62 yards — 53 of those coming on one play — and a touchdown. It was a vintage jump-ball snag and run for Jeffery:

The best part may actually have been the celebration, which was a timely baseball reference:

TE Jared Cook, Raiders: Cook notched four receptions for 57 yards as Oakland was beaten up by Buffalo.

DE Melvin Ingram, Chargers: Ingram had a quiet game for Los Angeles in its loss to New England, tallying a tackle and a quarterback hit.

S Darian Stewart, Broncos: Stewart had two tackles and two passes defensed for Denver in its loss to rival Kansas City.

DB Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers: Munnerlyn tallied two tackles, a pass defensed, and a quarterback hit for Carolina as it bounced back against Tampa Bay.

WR Bruce Ellington, Texans: Ellington caught one pass for 13 yards.

S D.J. Swearinger, Redskins: Swearinger tied for second on the team with seven tackles for Washington in its loss to rival Dallas.