Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/5/12

Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has decided to forgo his senior season and will enter the NFL Draft.

Jeffery was the MVP of South Carolina's Capital One Bowl victory over Nebraska after catching four passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in the 30-13 win. His 51-yard TD catch on a desperation heave at the end of the first half gave the Gamecocks the lead for good.

The 6-foot-4 native of South Carolina is considered a first-round pick. He caught 49 passes for 762 yards with eight touchdowns this past season, but first made a name for himself in 2010 with 88 receptions for 1,517 yards.

"I would like to thank the fans, my teammates, Coach Spurrier and everyone involved for all the opportunities South Carolina has provided me," said Jeffery in a statement. "I am proud to say I will always be a Gamecock."

Jeffery finished his three-year career with 183 catches and a school-record 12 100-yard receiving games, while tying a school mark with 23 touchdowns. He also set a South Carolina record with 3,042 receiving yards, the second-most in SEC history.

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