South Carolina defensive back Jimmy Legree has never been short of work ethic. Only a two-star recruit coming out of high school, according to Scout.com, Legree turned his hard work and love for the game of football into years of success during South Carolina’s time as an elite program in the SEC.
Recently,the NFL bound corner measured in at 5112, 192 pounds with a 8 5/8 hand and 76 ½ wingspan. He was not at the NFL Combine but did play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He ran in the 4.63-4.67 range in the 40, had a 1.63 10-yard, 12 reps, 35 ½ inch vertical, 10’0 broad jump, 4.26 short shuttle, 11.91 60-yard shuttle, and 7.14 3-cone. On top of being an extremely coachable player within the Gamecocks program, he will find his way (for the same reasons) on a league roster.
Legree finished his senior season with 55 total tackles and 3 interceptions, both good for second best on the team. Although the statistics aren’t eye-popping, it’s Legree’s playmaking ability at crucial points in the game that is most impressive, like this touchdown saving interception to halt a Vanderbilt Comeback.
Legree participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl which provides college players with a unique opportunity to work with former NFL coaches, as well as current NFL players. These coaches and players not only help these seniors improve on the field, but also help educate them about life in the NFL off of the gridiron.
“Great experience, great players and just be able to be out here and take in all the coaching we have out here,” said Legree. “It’s just a blessing to be out here.”
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