This will never be forgotten.
Alshon Jeffery is a Super Bowl champion. The talented wide receiver had three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 41-33 win over the Patriots.
The 27-year-old wideout has become one of the best WRs in the NFC. The Eagles signed him to a new four-year deal this past December.
Lane Kiffin has to be surprised by what Jeffery’s done. After all, the FAU head coach told Jeffery that he’d end up working at a gas station if he chose South Carolina over Tennessee when he was recruiting him.
ESPN’s Chris Low did a story on Jeffery and his recruitment back in 2009. From ESPN:
According to Jeffery and Wilson, Kiffin told Jeffery that if he chose the Gamecocks, he would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life like all the other players from that state who had gone to South Carolina.
Jeffery was doing his best to stay awake at that point, but that comment from Kiffin woke him up. He clearly hasn’t forgotten it, either.
”He said it, but it’s not worth talking about,” Jeffery said.
Jeffery, a South Carolina native, chose the Gamecocks over the Volunteers and had a good career for his in-state school. Now, he’s winning Super Bowls in the NFL.
Take that, Lane.