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#9 Rickey Jefferson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: St. Rose, La.
High School: Destrehan HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 12/28/1994
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Rickey Jefferson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

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