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

2024 NFL Draft: Round 4, Pick No. 116 Overall by Jacksonville Jaguars
2024 Senior Bowl Participant

2022 Academic All-Big 12
2021 Academic All-Big 12

Selected in the fourth round with the 116th overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Played 1 season at LSU after transferring from West Virginia where he appeared in 42 games with 17 starts from 2019-22 … Played all 13 games for LSU in 2023, starting 6 times … Joined the Tigers in the spring of 2023 … Finished college career with 90 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks … In 1 season at LSU, racked up a career-best 36 tackles to go along with 7.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Invited to participate in the 2024 Senior Bowl … At West Virginia, named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team twice (2021 and 2022) … Played high school football at Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida … His dad AJ Jefferson played college football at Alcorn State.

Appeared in all 13 games with 6 starts … Started final 6 games of the season at defensive tackle … Finished season with 36 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … In final game at LSU, had a sack for a 13-yard loss and forced a fumble in win over Wisconsin in the ReliaQuest Bowl … Sack against Wisconsin came late in fourth quarter at the LSU 19-yard line as the Badgers were driving for a potential game-winning score … Had career-best 6 tackles, including a sack, in win over Florida … First LSU start came in win vs. Army … Had a sack vs. Grambling in his Tiger Stadium debut.

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.

TRUE 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: 6, 2x (Last: vs. Florida, 2023)
Tackles for Loss: 2.5 vs. Kansas State, 2022 (at West Virginia)
Sacks: 1, 4x (Last: vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl)

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