South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third straight 11-win season.
The wide receiver says he got some rest and is ready to go for Saturday's game against Indianpolis. Several other players also were ready to start in the upcoming game.
Just after Amanda Kessel was named to the women's hockey team that will represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics, her brother Phil earned a place on the U.S. men's team.
The U.S. Olympic hockey team was announced Wednesday after Toronto's shootout victory over Detroit in the NHL Winter Classic.