David Cloninger

Gamecocks in the NFL: Alum will play in Super Bowl

Jared Cook had a big game, including a catch to set up the game-winning field goal, as Green Bay advanced to the NFC Championship Game.
Jared Cook had a big game, including a catch to set up the game-winning field goal, as Green Bay advanced to the NFC Championship Game. AP

Green Bay and Atlanta have advanced to the NFC Championship Game, meaning either Jared Cook or Patrick DiMarco will represent South Carolina in Super Bowl LI.

PLAYOFFS

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston

Had two tackles in a 34-16 loss to New England. Had 52 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble and two defended passes in 14 games for the season.

Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay

Had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 win over Dallas. Has 30 catches for 377 yards and a touchdown in 10 games for the season. The Packers are at Atlanta on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta

Played but had no statistics in a 36-20 win over Seattle. Has seven catches for 52 yards and one touchdown in 16 games for the season. The Falcons host Green Bay on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston

Had four tackles in a 34-16 loss to New England. Had 45 tackles, nine defended passes and one forced fumble in 13 games for the season.

SEASON OVER

Jerell Adams, TE, New York Giants

Had 16 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in 13 games for the season.

Antonio Allen, S, New York Jets

Had five tackles in 12 games for the season.

Busta Anderson, TE, Chicago

On practice squad/injured. Did not play this season.

Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina

Had one catch for 16 yards in one game for the season.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville

Started 16 games for the season.

Pharoh Cooper, WR, Los Angeles

Had 14 catches for 106 yards in 10 games for the season.

Chris Culliver, CB

Released by Miami on Nov. 19. Did not play this season while recovering from a ACL/MCL tear.

Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco

Had 19 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 25 yards in eight games for the season.

Bruce Ellington, WR/KR, San Francisco

Did not play this season after tearing a hamstring in the preseason.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo

Had 48 tackles, five interceptions and 12 defended passes in 15 games for the season.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego

Had 60 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and five defended passes in 16 games for the season.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago

Had 52 catches for 821 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games for the season.

Isaiah Johnson, S, Tampa Bay

On practice squad. Did not play this season.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati

Played in 16 games with one start for the season.

Cliff Matthews, DE

Released by Atlanta on Dec. 6. Had no statistics in three games for the season.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota

Had 55 tackles, three defended passes and one forced fumble in 15 games for the season.

Ronald Patrick, OL, Washington

On practice squad. Did not play this season.

Kelcy Quarles, DT, Indianapolis

On practice squad. Did not play this season.

Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit

Played in 14 games with three starts for the season.

Connor Shaw, QB, Chicago

Did not play this season after breaking a leg in the preseason.

Brandon Shell, OL, New York Jets

Played in eight games with three starts for the season.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver

Had 68 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and six defended passes in 16 games for the season.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee

Was 22-for-24 on field goals, 39-for-41 on PATs and had an average of 62.4 yards on 82 kickoffs in 16 games for the season.

D.J. Swearinger, S, Arizona

Had 66 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and eight defended passes in 16 games for the season.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit

Had 28 tackles, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one safety and one defended pass in 16 games for the season.

Brandon Wilds, RB, New York Jets

Had 10 carries for 27 yards and two catches for 20 yards in four games for the season.

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