Life is good for Alshon Jeffery.
The former University of South Carolina Gamecocks star received another accolade Wednesday. Less than four days removed from winning Super Bowl LII, the St. Matthews native was singled out for an honor from the S.C. State House.
State Rep. Russell Ott, D-Calhoun, sponsored a resolution with fellow State Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, to recognize Jeffery contributing to the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.
Ott shared a picture of the House Resolution on Twitter.
“Hot off the press! Sponsored a resolution today with @TeamElectTodd congratulating former Calhoun County Saint, @TheWorldof_AJ on his Super Bowl victory. Get home soon, Alshon. We’re ready to celebrate with you!” Ott tweeted.
Rutherford retweeted the post, along with fellow House Representative Peter M. McCoy, Jr., and the SC House Democrats Twitter page among others. Political figures and lobbyists like Lander Hiott and Michael Fields were among the many Twitter users to like the post, in addition to public relations executive and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright, who represents Jeffery.
“It’s very special for him because South Carolina is home and this type of recognition is very prestigious. This will forever be in the history books of South Carolina,” Seawright said to The State. “When his daughter grows up she will be able to read in history books about her father being honored and recognized by the South Carolina General Assembly.”
It has been a wild ride for Jeffery. On Tuesday, he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“ along with some of his Eagles teammates.
Jeffery scored a spectacular touchdown in the Super Bowl, and had two TDs in the NFC championship game, when the Eagles routed the Minnesota Vikings.
Jeffery was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft by the Chicago Bears. He spent five years with the Bears before signing a one-year deal with Eagles in 2017, but he signed a four-year, $52 million extension during the season.
The St. Matthews native overcame a slow start in his first season with Philadelphia to finish with 57 receptions for 789 yards and nine touchdowns.
For his NFL career, Jeffery has 361 catches for 5,338 yards and 35 touchdowns.
At South Carolina, Jeffery was twice named All-SEC and an All-American in 2010, when he hauled in 88 catches for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns. In three seasons as the Gamecocks’ top receiver, Jeffery amassed 183 receptions, 3,042 yards and 23 touchdowns.