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#9 Jordan Jefferson
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: St. Rose, La.
High School: Destrehan HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 08/25/1990
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Jordan Jefferson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2012

2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)
2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP

NFL
Invited to free agent tryout by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER
Played in 42 games, starting 32 times at quarterback ... Went 24-8 as a starter ... Started at least one game in all four seasons in which he played, including two as a true freshman in 2008 ... Threw for 4,733 yards and 34 TDs during his career, including career-highs of 2,166 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2009 ... Overall, connected on 398-of-678 passes with 20 interceptions ... In 2009, was the youngest starting quarterback in the SEC and the youngest to start a season-opener for LSU since Y.A. Tittle in 1945 ... Ranks fifth for career wins by a starting quarterback at LSU with 24 ... Tied for fifth in LSU history for career TD passes with 34, equaling Jamie Howard (1992-95) ... Is sixth in LSU history in career passing yards (4,733), sixth in completion percentage (58.7), sixth in career completions (398) and sixth in attempts (678) ... Accounted for 46 TDs during his career - 34 passing, 12 rushing ... Rushed for 1,018 yards and 12 touchdowns during his LSU career ... The 1,018 rushing yards ranks first among quarterbacks in school history and the 12 rushing TDs is fifth by a QB ... Holds the LSU single-season rushing record for a quarterback with 450 yards during the 2010 season.
 
SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in 10 games with five starts ... Suspended for first four games of season ... Re-instated for the Kentucky game ... Assumed the starting role at quarterback the week after the Alabama game ... Went 4-1 as a starter ... Finished season 60-of-100 passing for 737 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions ... Added 263 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 75 attempts ... Threw for a season-high 208 yards and one touchdown on 18-of-29 passing against Arkansas, and he also ran for 53 yards, including a 48-yard scamper for a score ... Finished a perfect 7-for-7 for 88 yards and one touchdown at Ole Miss and added 26 rushing yards to break the school record for career rushing yards by a quarterback ... Made his first start since the Cotton Bowl against Western Kentucky ... His 59-yard TD pass to Rueben Randle against Western Kentucky was the longest offensive play of the year ... Re-gained his starting spot after coming off the bench to lead the Tigers to a 16-13 overtime win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa in November ... Connected on 6-of-10 passes for 67 yards and rushed for 43 yards on 11 attempts in the road win over the Crimson Tide ... Rushed for a season-high 73 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries at Tennessee and completed 1-of-3 passes for eight yards ... Threw his first passes of the season against Florida and finished 3-of-4 for 61 yards, including a two-yard jump pass for a touchdown ... Saw his first action of the season against Kentucky and rushed four times for 29 yards, including a 1-yard TD run on his first play of the season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Started all 13 games, leading LSU to an 11-2 overall mark and a win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl ... Connected on 118-of-209 passes for 1,411 yards and seven touchdowns ... Ranked second on team with 450 yards rushing and seven rushing TDs ... The 450 rushing yards in the most by a quarterback in school history, bettering the 449 yards set by Nelson Stokley in 1969 ... His seven rushing TDs also matched a school mark for quarterbacks held by Herb Tyler (1996, '97, '98) and David Woodley (1979) ... Had best game of season in Cotton Bowl, throwing for 158 yards and three TDs while adding another 67 yards and one score on the ground ...  Completed a season-best 16 passes on a season-high 27 attempts in regular-season finale against Arkansas ... Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading LSU to a 43-36 win over Ole Miss ... Threw for a season-high 254 yards and one TD on 13-of-17 passing and added 45 rushing yards and one score in win over the Rebels ... Had one of the better games of his career in leading LSU to a 24-21 win over No. 5 Alabama ... Engineered four second half scoring drives (2 TDs, 2 FGs) as LSU overcame a 7-3 halftime deficit to beat the Crimson Tide in Tiger Stadium ... Completed 10-of-13 passes for 141 yards against Alabama for a 76.9 completion percentage, a career high ... Also threw the longest pass of his career, a 75-yard strike to Rueben Randle in the third quarter for a TD against Alabama ... Rushed for a team-high 74 yards and a TD at Auburn ... Displayed dual threat abilities at Florida by rushing for 42 yards and two touchdowns while also completing 7-of-12 passing for 100 yards ... Marked first time in his career with two rushing TDs in a game ... Rushed for a career-high 100 yards and one touchdown against Tennessee, highlighted by an 83-yard TD run on the game's first play from scrimmage which is the longest run by a QB in LSU history ... Started the season opener against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and completed 15-of-21 passes for 151 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Earned the nod as the starter at quarterback permanently ... Was 8-4 as a starter during the year and missed the Louisiana Tech contest with an ankle injury ... Delivered two fourth-quarter/overtime comebacks in 20090 ... Second-youngest quarterback to start a season-opener for LSU as he was 19 years, 12 days old at Washington ... Only NFL Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle was younger (18 years, 11 months, 6 days old) in 1945 against Rice ... In 12 games, completed 182-of-296 passes for 2,166 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions ... His 17 touchdowns tied for eighth in the LSU single-season annals, while his 182 completions ranked ninth in school history ... Rushed for 171 yards on 112 attempts with one score ... Nearly led LSU to a come-from-behind victory in the Capital One Bowl over Penn State, tossing for 202 yards on 13-of-24 passes with one score ... Completed 17-of-25 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns with one interception against Arkansas ... Passed for a career-high 250 yards with two touchdowns on 19-of-37 passes at Ole Miss ... Threw for 114 yards and one touchdown on 10-of-17 passing at Alabama ... Completed 11-of-17 passes for 163 yards with two touchdowns and one interception versus Tulane ... Threw for 242 yards against Auburn on 21-of-31 passing with two touchdown passes and one TD run ... Became the first LSU quarterback since Matt Flynn in 2007 to run for a TD and throw a TD pass in one game, and he became the first LSU QB since Marcus Randall in 2004 to run and throw for a TD in the same quarter ... Completed 11-of-17 passes for 96 yards versus Florida with one interception ... Was 18-of-27 for 212 yards and one interception at Georgia and rushed the ball 16 times with a career long of 26 yards ... Completed 15 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns at Mississippi State ... Finished 16-of-25 for 165 yards and two touchdowns against UL-Lafayette ... Threw his first interception of the season versus Louisiana-Lafayette, snapping a streak of 100-straight passes without an interception ... Completed 20-of-29 passes for 138 yards against Vanderbilt ... Was 11-of-19 for 172 yards and a career-best three touchdowns at Washington in the third start of his career ... Was the first LSU quarterback to throw three touchdown passes in a season-opener since JaMarcus Russell threw three TDs against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 2, 2006.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Talented true freshman who took over as the starter for the Tigers in late November ... Played in a total of seven games, starting twice ... Starts came at Arkansas and against Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Guided LSU to a 1-1 mark as the starter ... Finished season by connecting on 36-of-73 passes for 419 yards, four touchdowns and just one interception ... Also rushed for 134 yards and one TD on 49 carries ... Capped rookie season by leading Tigers to a 38-3 upset win over 14th-ranked Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Named the offensive MVP of Chick-fil-A Bowl after completing 16-of-25 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown ... Added 25 rushing yards in win over Georgia Tech ... Connected on his first nine passes against Georgia Tech and was 11-of-12 in the first half as LSU led 35-3 at halftime ... In first start of career at Arkansas, completed 9-of-21 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns ... Also rushed 19 times for 50 yards versus the Razorbacks ... Completed 10-of-20 passes for 129 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass against Ole Miss in what was his first extensive action of his career ... Also carried the ball 10 times for 23 yards and threw one interception vs. Ole Miss ... Spelled an injured Jarrett Lee in the first half against Ole Miss in week 11 and remained the starter the rest of the way ... ... Saw action on a number of drives versus Troy ... Finished 1-of-6 passing for five yards against the Trojans ... Also rushed for 17 yards on seven carries and recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a pivotal fourth-down conversion in the Tigers' comeback over Troy ... Played on the Tigers' final drive against Tulane, rushing the ball one time for three yards ... Came in on a goal-line situation against Mississippi State and carried the ball for two yards down to the one-yard line ... Against North Texas, he fired one pass that was incomplete but rushed the ball one time for 14 yards in the fourth quarter.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation's top prep quarterbacks as a senior at Destrehan High School ... Named a high school All-America by SuperPrep Magazine ... Named a Top 20 quarterback by Scout.com and named a Top 10 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com ... Considered a four-star pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com ... Impressed coaches and players with his athletic ability at the Nike camp in Columbia, Mo. ... A member of Rivals.com Top 250 ... Earned Louisiana Top 40 honors from Rivals.com ... Named to the SuperPrep All-Southwest team ... A 2008 Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen selection ... Named to the Class 5A all-state first team as a senior ... Also named the Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year ... As a senior in 2007, helped Destrehan High School clinch the Class 5A state championship, finishing with a 15-0 record ... Threw for 2,846 yards, 24 touchdowns and only three interceptions during Destrehan's championship season ... Completed 64.8 percent of his passes for a quarterback rating of 172.5 ... Started the first half of his junior season in 2006 before suffering a broken wrist after slamming it into the helmet of current LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis ... Guided Destrehan to a 6-0 record, passing for 1,666 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions during his junior season ... Finished his high school career with a perfect record (21-0) in games in which he started ... Coached by Steve Robichaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jordan Jamal Jefferson ... Born Aug. 25, 1990, in Covington, La. ... Parents are John and Elaine Jefferson ... Has two siblings - Rickey and Justin ... Father, John, received scholarship offer to play point guard at Nebraska ... John then transferred to UL-Monroe to be closer to Elaine, Jordan's mom ... Majoring in sports administration.

JEFFERSON'S CAREER HIGHS 
PASSING 
Attempts: 37 vs. Ole Miss, 2009
Completions: 21 vs. Auburn, 2009
Yards: 254 vs. Ole Miss, 2010
Touchdowns: 3, twice (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2010)

RUSHING
Attempts: 19 vs. Arkansas, 2008
Yards: 100 vs. Tennessee, 2010
Touchdowns: 2 at Florida, 2010
Long: 83 vs. Tennessee, 2010 

JEFFERSON’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.-Comp.-INT
Yds.
TD
LG

2008

7-2
73-36-1
419
4
41

2009

12-12
296-182-7
2,166
17
58

2010

13-13

209-119-10

1,411

7

75

2011

10-5

100-61-2

737

6

59

Totals

42-32
678-398-20
4,733
34
75

JEFFERSON’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2008

7-2
49
134
1
20

2009

12-12
112
171
1
26

2010

13-13

123

450

7

83 (TD)

2011

10-5

75

263

3

48 (TD)

Totals

42-32
359
1,018
12
83

 

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