LSU Gold
Defensive Tackle
Navarre, Fla.
High School
Navarre HS
Previous School
West Virginia

Transfer from West Virginia … Appeared in 42 games with 17 starts at nose tackle during his four years with the Mountaineers … Two-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 Team (2021 and 2022) … Started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2022 and led the team in tackles for loss with 9.5 … Played high school football at Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida … His dad AJ Jefferson played college football at Alcorn State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2022 at West Virginia)
Started all 12 games at nose tackle for West Virginia in 2022 … Recorded 31 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss (-28) and 3.0 sacks (-17) … Had a sack against Towson, Iowa State and Kansas State … Registered 5 tackles, including a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack, against Kansas State … Posted 3 tackles, including a TFL, and a career-high 2 pass breakups against TCU … Tallied 5 tackles and assisted on a TFL at Texas … 4-tackle outing at Virginia Tech included a tackle for loss … Finished with 2 tackles for loss, including a sack, and a pass breakup against Towson … Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors for the second straight year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021 at West Virginia)
Appeared in 13 games with 4 starts … Recoded 17 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-9) and a half-sack … Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors … Had season-best 4 tackles, including two for losses, vs. Kansas State … Had a tackle for loss vs. Baylor and a pass breakup vs. TCU … Half-sack came against Virginia Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2020 at West Virginia)
Played in 6 games with no starts … Had 1 tackle vs. TCU … Played a total of 40 snaps, including season-high of 15 vs. Eastern Kentucky.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at West Virginia)
Appeared in 11 games with 1 start as a true freshman … Played a season-high 36 snaps against Iowa State … Finished season with 5 tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup … Had solo tackles against Kansas, Texas and Iowa State.

Standout defensive lineman at Navarre High School … 2018 Pensacola News Journal All-Area First Team Defensive Line … Played in 13 games as a senior and finished with 60 tackles, including 42 solo stops, five sacks and 22 tackles for loss … Also forced a fumble, had a fumble recovery and blocked two field goals … Helped lead Navarre High to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 6A District 2 Championship and advance to the Region 1 Finals (state quarterfinals) … Selected to the North roster of the 2018 Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game … Finished his career at Navarre playing in 27 games and finishing with 115 tackles, including 68 solo, 11 sacks, 35 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two blocked field goals … Earned state championship honors in wrestling … Coached by Jay Walls at Navarre High.

Tackles: 5, 2x (Last: vs. Kansas State, 2022)
Tackles for Loss: 2.5 vs. Kansas State, 2022
Sacks: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Kansas State, 2022)

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