Former Calhoun County star Alshon Jeffery is back on the practice field for the Chicago Bears.
Jeffery has missed six of Chicago’s last seven games with injury. The rookie receiver broke his hand in a win over Jacksonville and returned three weeks ago to face San Francisco. But Jeffery injured his knee in that game — and reportedly underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair it. He has missed the past three games.
Meanwhile, former Orangeburg-Wilkinson standout Tim Jennings — who leads the NFL with eight interceptions — injured his shoulder in the Bears’ overtime loss to Seattle Sunday and reports are that he may be out of action several weeks.
Chicago takes on Minnesota Sunday.
Da’Quan Bowers, DL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — Bowers finished with two tackles and a pass defensed in his team’s 31-23 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Johndre Jefferson, C, Elitzur Ramla (Lake Marion) — Jefferson is averaging 17.7 points and 14.7 rebounds per game through three games with the team in the Israel National League.
Rob Fields, G, Horsholm (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Fields is averaging 11.2 points per game through nine games with the team in Denmark.
Eric Buckner, C, Usak (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — Buckner is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds through 10 games with the Turkish team.
David Sims, B-Back, Georgia Tech (Calhoun County) — Sims rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries in his team’s 21-15 loss to Florida State in the ACC title game. He finished the regular season with 118 carries for 513 yards and four touchdowns. His Yellow Jackets (6-7) will take on Southern Cal (7-5) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Dec. 31.
Sterling Lucas, LB, N.C. State (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Lucas finished with 78 tackles — 5.5 for loss — two sacks and an interception. N.C. State finished the regular-season 7-5 and will play Vanderbilt Dec. 31 in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Donte Rumph, DT, Kentucky (Calhoun County) — Rumph finished the season with 36 tackles, six for loss and four sacks.
Chris Presley, WR, Coastal Carolina (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — Presley finished had two catches for 40 yards in his team’s 63-35 loss to Old Dominion in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Presley finished with four receptions on the season.
Jeffery Salley, DT, Coastal Carolina (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — Salley did not record a stat for Coastal in its playoff loss, but he was a key player up front all season. He finished the year with 38 tackles, three for loss and a sack.
Andrew Williams, WR, Youngstown State (Bethune-Bowman) — Williams finished with 27 receptions for 424 yards and three touchdowns.
Kintrell Disher, WR, Youngstown State (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Disher finished with 16 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown.
David DeLeon, DT, Miami of Ohio (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — DeLeon finished the season with 11 tackles.
A.J. Cann, LG, South Carolina (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) — Cann finished the year as the Gamecocks’ starting left guard. South Carolina will take on Michigan Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl.
Freddie Martino, WR, North Greenville (North) — Martino finished with 49 receptions for 511 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for two touchdowns.
Kamrie Connell, WR, North Greenville (Edisto) — Connell finished with 25 receptions for 217 yards.
B.J. Mazyck, LB, Newberry (Woodland) — Mazyck finished with 46 tackles, five for loss.
Devine Kelly, WR, Newberry (Woodland) — Kelly finished with 15 tackles.
Troy Thompson, WR, Newberry (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Thompson finished with four tackles.
Robert Smith, DB, Clemson (Woodland) — Smith recorded 14 tackles, one for loss.
Dante Stewart, DB, Clemson (Calhoun County) — Stewart finished with five tackles.
Roderick Davenport, RB, St. Augustine’s (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Davenport finished with 627 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 127 attempts.
Michael Gruber, LB, Brevard (Dorchester Academy) — Gruber finished with 76 tackles — 4.5 for loss — a half sack and two interceptions.
Brice Johnson, F/C, North Carolina (Edisto) — Johnson is averaging 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game through eight games with the Tar Heels.
Nyilah Jamison-Myers, C, Clemson (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Jamison-Myers is averaging 2.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game through six games with the Clemson women’s basketball team.
Pat Myers, G, South Carolina State (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) — Myers is averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds through eight games with the Bulldogs.