South Carolina Football: Former Gamecock suffers devastating injury in NFL Playoffs

South Carolina football alum Kingsley "JJ" Enagbare is believed to have torn his ACL in his Green Bay Packers' NFL Playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Former South Carolina football star Kingsley "JJ" Enagbare playing for the Green Bay Packers against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Playoffs.
Former South Carolina football star Kingsley "JJ" Enagbare playing for the Green Bay Packers against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Playoffs. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina football fans had a busy time this weekend trying to follow all the former Gamecocks who were in action in the NFL Playoffs.

With 13 players involved in the postseason (with one still to play on Monday night in the Steelers-Bills game), South Carolina football alums who follow the NFL have had plenty to watch from the garnet and black fraternity.

Unfortunately, for fans who tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (a matchup that featured 6 former Gamecocks), one of their favorite players suffered a serious injury that will cut short his postseason run.

According to a report from Ian Rapaport, the Green Bay Packers believe that defensive end/outside linebacker Kingsley "JJ" Enagbare tore his ACL on Sunday afternoon.

Enagbare's team went on to beat the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys in blowout fashion, 48-32. They will advance to face the 1-see San Francisco 49ers next weekend in San Francisco.

Before his injury on Sunday afternoon, Enagbare had a nice year with the Packers, developing into a nice rotational player for the Cheeseheads. That's not too bad for a 5th round pick in just his second year as a pro.

Enagbare is one of two former South Carolina football stars who suit up in green and gold. Cornerback Keisean Nixon has become a starter for the Pack since coming over after a couple of seasons with the Las Vegas (then Oakland) Raiders. Nixon has also been named a 1st-team All-Pro as a kick returner the past two seasons with Green Bay.

During his South Carolina football career, Enagbare logged 15 sacks and 24 tackles for loss. He made two All-SEC teams and was a standout for the Gamecock defense under former head coach Will Muschamp and current headman Shane Beamer.

Enagbare will undergo more tests to confirm the injury.

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