Josh Kendall

Muschamp: Jeffery vs. Gilmore in Super Bowl ‘good advertisement’ for USC football

More than 100 million people watched the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII. They got to see a lot of former South Carolina teammates Alshon Jeffery and Stephon Gilmore.

“We got some good advertisement Sunday night,” Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp said.

Jeffery is a wide receiver for the Eagles, who won their first Super Bowl in history. Jeffery caught three passes for 73 yards in the victory. Gilmore, who covered Jeffery often during the game and broke up one pass that turned into a New England interception, had four tackles and two pass breakups.

“They are great people. They are about the right things. They represent South Carolina in a first-class manner,” Muschamp said. “I enjoy those guys coming back around. It certainly helped us. I am happy that Alshon won it, and Stephon got an opportunity to be there.”

Jeffery and Gilmore, both South Carolina natives, played for the Gamecocks from 2009-2011 and were roommates for part of their time in Columbia. That relationship got plenty of attention during the TV broadcast, which led to Muschamp’s happiness with the publicity.