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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Rookie WR Jeffery ready for impact

By Melissa Isaacson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Alshon Jeffery knows a little something about being an overnight sensation. Or at least a four-day sensation.

Strictly a basketball player when he entered Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, S.C., Jeffery showed up at Walt Wilson's varsity football practice on a Monday. One game into the season. And one year into his high school career.

Jeffery already helped the basketball team to one state championship and was on his way to three more, but he told Wilson he wanted to give football a try.

"He caught a touchdown pass that Friday night and the rest is history," Wilson said. "Three weeks later, he said 'Coach, I like basketball, but I think I'm going to make my money playing football.' "

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