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Clowney shows out again to highlight South Carolina’s NFL alums

A look at how former Gamecocks fared in the NFL last week.

Jadeveon Clowney finally reached the end zone for the first time as a pro with his fumble returned for a touchdown against New England.
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DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney, Texans: Six tackles with three for loss, two sacks, three quarterback hits, and a fumble recovered for a touchdown. Clowney became the third player in Texans history to return a fumble for a score, joining the illustrious Mario Williams and J.J. Watt. I think it’s safe to say Gamecock fans always wanted to see this happen while he was in a Carolina uniform, and it’s also safe to say JD has put the league on notice.

WR Bruce Ellington, Texans: After a quiet Week 2, Ellington hauled in four catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

DB Johnathan Joseph, Texans: Joseph saw limited action with just one tackle after suffering a shoulder injury last week.

DE Melvin Ingram, Chargers: Same production, different week: Ingram logged six tackles with three for loss and three sacks, as well as three quarterback hits, for Los Angeles.

WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: Jeffery led Philadelphia with 56 yards on four catches. He was kept out of the end zone, but one of his receptions set up the game-winning field goal for Philadelphia.

DB Darian Stewart, Broncos: Stewart notched seven tackles in the Broncos’ surprising loss to the Bills.

TE Jared Cook, Raiders: Cook was a bright spot for the Raiders, pulling in four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in their loss to the Redskins.

K Ryan Succop, Titans: Succop was a perfect 4-for-4 on his field goal attempts with a long of 47, and nailed all three of his extra points.

DB Stephon Gilmore, Patriots: Gilmore had four tackles with one for loss and one pass defensed in New England’s comeback victory.

DB D.J. Swearinger, Redskins: Swearinger had two tackles for Washington in its romp over Oakland, including this beastly hit on Marshawn Lynch:

WR/KR Pharoh Cooper, Rams: Cooper returned three kicks for 83 yards and added a reception for four yards, but also lost a fumble.