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Jeffery ready for impact

Bears hope quiet, confident rookie receiver will make lot of noise in new offense

Updated: August 24, 2012, 3:20 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

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 had helped the basketball team to one state championship and was on his way to three more, but he ...

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