Position
Safety
Height
6'0
Weight
209 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
St. Rose, La.
Major
Sports Administration
High School
Destrehan HS

Returning starter at safety entering his final season as a Tiger … Has 65 tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions in his career … Possesses good hands, explosive first step and great closing speed … Switched from No. 29 to No. 9 in his senior season in honor of his older brother Jordan Jefferson who wore that number when he played quarterback at LSU from 2008-11.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Made nine starts at safety and played in all 12 games … Recorded 36 tackles, three pass breakups, one sack and one interception … Tied for the team lead with a career-high eight tackles versus Eastern Michigan … Finished with six tackles, second-most on the team, and one sack against Auburn … Tallied a then career-best seven tackles and two PBUs in the opener at Mississippi State … Capped his season with an interception in the Texas Bowl win against Texas Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Key contributor to LSU’s secondary in nickel and dime packages … Tied for the team lead with Ronald Martin and Tre’Davious White with two interceptions … Picked up his first career interception against Sam Houston State … Compiled a career-high five tackles versus Louisiana-Monroe … Has four tackles at Auburn … Collected his second interception of 2014 at Florida late in the 4th quarter which set up LSU’s game-winning field goal … Picked up four tackles and a half-tackle for loss in win over No. 3 Ole Miss … Also saw action on special teams.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in seven games with one start as a rookie in 2013 … Start came in regular-season finale against Arkansas … Finished first year with Tigers with six tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pair of pass breakups … Had two tackles and a pass breakup against Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Had one tackle and a pass breakup in win over Arkansas … Also contributed on special teams in the coverage units on both punts and kickoffs.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played on both sides of the ball in high school … Standout wide receiver during his prep career at Destrehan High School … Caught 36 passes for 562 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Wildcat offense during the 2012 season … Honored for his performance as an honorable mention Class 5A all-state performer by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following his senior season … A consensus four-star recruit by all of the major national recruiting websites … Earned a No. 176 national ranking among all prep recruits in the Rivals250 and a No. 14 ranking among cornerback prospects rated by Rivals in the Class of 2013 … Ranked No. 185 overall and No. 23 among wide receivers in the ESPN 300 … The nation’s 24th-ranked wide receiver by Scout.com and 39th-ranked prospect at the position by 247Sports … One of the top prep prospects in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2013, earning a No. 6 ranking by Rivals, No. 9 by ESPN and No. 11 by 247sports among in-state recruits … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Emerged as one of Louisiana’s top young prospects as a dynamic sophomore with 35 carries for 300 yards and three touchdowns, 18 catches for 327 yards and four touchdowns and 275 return yards and two touchdowns on special teams … Coached in high school by head coach Stephen Robichaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rickey Monroe Jefferson … Born on Dec. 28, 1994 in New Orleans … Parents are John and Elaine Jefferson … Younger brother of former LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson … Has a younger brother Justin … Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2015
Interceptions: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: Sam Houston State, 2014)
PBUs: 2 at Mississippi State, 2015

JEFFERSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013 7-1 3 3 6 0.5-1 0-0 2 0 0-0 0 0-0
2014  13-0 13 10 23 1.5-3 0-0 2 1 2-41 0 0-0
2015 12-9 21 15 36 1.0-7 1.0-7 3 0 1-21 0 0-0
Totals
32-10
37
28
65
3.0-11
1.0-7
7
1
3-62
0
0-0
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