With the 2017 NFL season finally underway, here’s a look at how South Carolina’s alums performed across the league.
DE Melvin Ingram, Chargers: Ingram had four tackles, highlighted by 1.5 sacks, also hit the quarterback four times in a disruptive performance for Los Angeles.
Melvin smoked that man. "Oh s---!" pic.twitter.com/3TkxdNDsBV— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 12, 2017
DB Darian Stewart, Broncos: Stewart notched six tackles, including one for a loss, for Denver.
TE Jared Cook, Raiders: Cook had five catches for 56 yards in his first game with Oakland.
K Ryan Succop, Titans: Succop was solid, hitting 3 of 4 field goals with a long of 52 and adding an extra point. (Hey, guys occasionally miss those now.)
WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: Jeffery had a quiet debut with Philadelphia, catching just three passes for 38 yards.
DB Stephon Gilmore, Patriots: Gilmore contributed four tackles in a tough defensive outing for New England against Kansas City.
DB D.J. Swearinger: Yet another Gamecock on a new team, Swearinger compiled five tackles for the Redskins.
DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney and DB Johnathan Joseph, Texans: Clowney and Joseph each had a tackle in Houston’s forgettable season-opening loss to Jacksonville. WR Bruce Ellington was targeted twice, but didn’t record any statistics.
FB Patrick DiMarco, Bills: DiMarco had one catch for five yards in his first game in Buffalo.
WR/KR Pharoh Cooper, Rams: Cooper didn’t come up with a catch on his lone target, but he did return a kick for 35 yards.