A playmaking wideout that excels in making the difficult catch … Tremendous speed with great hands … Shifty receiver that is difficult to cover … Developing into one of the top receivers in college football … Has seen action in 19 games during his career, starting 12 times … Has 54 career receptions for 875 yards and 6 TDs … The third of the Jefferson brothers to play football at LSU, joining older brothers Jordan and Rickey as Tigers … All three Jefferson brothers started during their career – Jordan played quarterback for LSU from 2008-11 helping LSU to a 13-0 regular season and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, while Rickey played in the secondary from 2013-16 .. At nine years of age, Justin qualified for the Punt, Pass and Kick national championship, placing third.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Emerged as LSU’s top receiver in 2018, leading the Tigers in receptions (54), yards (875) and TDs (6) … Played in all 13 games with 12 starts … Caught at least one pass in all 13 games … Had at least five catches in seven games, which included six on three occasions (vs. Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas) … Went over the 100-yard mark twice with 108 yards on six receptions vs. Georgia and 117 yards on six catches vs. Arkansas … Hauled in five passes for 99 yards and two TDs in win over Ole Miss … Capped season with four catches for 87 yards and 2 TDs in Fiesta Bowl win over UCF … Other TDs came vs. Arkansas and Texas A&M … Caught 7-yard TD pass from Joe Burrow against Texas A&M that tied the game at 17-17 midway through the third quarter … His 50-yard reception against Georgia setup a Cole Tracy field goal that pushed the Tiger lead to 13-0 in the second quarter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Did not record a catch ... Had one rush for four yards against Arkansas.
An athletic player who excelled on both sides of the ball in high school ... Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Scout ... Recorded 44 receptions for 956 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Ranked the No. 76 player in Louisiana in the 2017 class by 247Sports and Rivals ... Excelled in track and field in high school ... Shined as a kick returner for Destrehan High School ... Named the New Orleans Male Athlete of the Week for the week of November 17.
Parents are John and Elaine Jefferson ... His two older brothers – Jordan and Rickey – both played and started for the Tigers in football ... Jordan was a three-year starter at quarterback, while Rickey started in the secondary as both a junior and senior ... Jordan is currently on the coaching staff at Colorado State, while Rickey is on the roster of the New Orleans Saints … His dad, John, played college basketball for two years at Division II Nebraska Western before finishing his career at Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe) … Majoring in sport administration.
Justin Jefferson’s Career Highs
Receptions: 6, 3x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2018; First: vs. Georgia, 2018)
Receiving Yards: 117 vs. Arkansas, 2018
Receiving TDs: 2, 2x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl; First: 2 vs. Ole Miss, 2018)
Longest Reception: 65 vs. Ole Miss
Rush attempts: 1 vs. several teams
Rushing yards: 19 vs. Ole Miss, 2018
Rushing TDs: None
Longest Rush: 19 vs. Ole Miss, 2018