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#29 Rickey Jefferson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: St. Rose, La.
High School: Destrehan HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/28/1994
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Rickey Jefferson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/18/2015

Veteran defensive back that goes into the 2015 in a position to challenge for one of the starting safety spots … Played in 20 games during his first two years with the Tigers … Has 29 tackles and a pair of interceptions for his career … Second member of his family – joining brother and former Tiger quarterback Jordan – to receive a football scholarship to LSU ... Quick learner who excelled on both sides of the ball in high school ... Good hands, explosive first step and great closing speed.

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.

JEFFERSON’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 5, ULM, 2014
Interceptions: 1, 2x (Last: at Florida, 2014; First: Sam Houston State, 2014)
PBUs: 1, 4x (Last: Kentucky, 2014; First: Arkansas, 2013)

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                      
Totals
20-1
16
13
29
2.0-4
0-0
4
1
2-41
0
0-0
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