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#29 Rickey Jefferson
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
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: 07/11/2013

Young defensive back prospect who will be challenge for a starting spot a safety in 2014 … Saw action as a true freshman in 2013, playing in seven games with one start … 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 … Can also help out in the return game … Good hands, explosive first step and great closing speed.

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: 2 vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl
Sacks: None
Interceptions: None
Pass Breakups: 1, twice (Last: vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl)

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                      
Totals
7-1
3
3
6
0.5-1
0-0
2
0
0-0
0
0-0
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