Tim Jefferson, Jr.

Tim  Jefferson, Jr.


Atlanta, GA

High School:
Woodward Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205



Air Force vs. UNLV

Air Force vs. UNLV


Air Force vs. Boise State

Air Force vs. Boise State Photo Gallery


Air Force vs. San Diego State

Air Force vs. San Diego State - AP Photo Gallery


Air Force vs. Notre Dame - October 8, 2011

Air Force vs. Notre Dame


Air Force 35, Navy 34 (OT)

Air Force 35, Navy 34 (OT)

2010 (Junior) - Is the only quarterback in the history of service academy football to lead his team to three straight bowl games ... played and started in all 13 games ... honorable mention all-MWC ... second-team all-Colorado by the National Football Foundation ... sixth in the MWC in rushing with 61.1 yards per game ... his 794 yards rushing are the most by an Air Force quarterback since Chance Harridge had 914 in 2003 ... rushed for a team-high 15 touchdowns which was second in the MWC and the most by an Air Force quarterback since Harridge set a then-NCAA record with 22 in 2002 ... ninth in school history for single-season total offense with 2,253 yards ... 142.11 career QB efficiency rating ranks second in school history ... .539 career completion percentage is fourth in school history ... 21 career wins (21-10) as a starting quarterback ranks second in school history ... 26th in school history with 1,435 career rushing yards ... 37th player in school history to hit the 1,000-yard mark for his career ... punted 12 times, averaging 45.2 yards per punt ... eight of his punts were inside the 20 ... career-long 71-yard punt at TCU ... rushed for 64 yards and a career-high three touchdowns at UNLV ... also hit 7-of-9 passes for 111 yards and a TD ... hit 8-of-13 passes for a career-best 201 yards and a touchdown against Utah ... has had a rushing and passing touchdown in the same game seven times in his career, including six times ... 10 carries for 62 yards, including a 50-yard TD run vs. Navy ... also scored on a one-yard run ... hit 5-of-7 passes for 83 yards ... named MWC offensive player of the week for his efforts vs. Navy ... season-best 96 yards rushing and a TD at Oklahoma ... became the only player in service academy football history to start in three bowl games, leading Air Force past Georgia Tech in the 2010 Independence Bowl ... hit 11-of-23 passes for 117 yards in the bowl game ... enters the 2011 season with 20 career touchdown passes which ranks eighth in school history ... his 22 career rushing touchdowns rank eighth in school history ... is ninth in school history with 2,962 career passing yards ... ranks eighth in school history in career total offense with 4,397 yards ... second in school history in career pass interception avoidance with a .033 mark.

2009 (Sophomore) - Played and started in 10 games ... missed the San Diego State, TCU and Utah games because of injury ... hit 53 of 93 passes for 848 yards and five touchdowns ... threw just two interceptions ... hit 19-of-32 (.594) passes for 368 yards (122.7 avg) and three touchdowns in wins over Colorado State, Army and UNLV ... was injured in the first half of the BYU game and didn't return ... hit 7-of-12 passes for 111 yards and matched his career high with two TD passes at CSU ... 4-of-7 passes for 131 yards and a TD vs. Army ... hit 8-of-13 passes for 126 yards vs. UNLV ... also rushed for a season-best 63 yards on eight carries vs. UNLV ... hit 10-of-14 passes for a season-best 161 yards vs. Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl ... also rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown ... finished the season with a 147.02 passing efficiency mark.

2008 (Freshman) - Played in 10 games, starting the last eight ... MWC Freshman of the Year ... recorded a 5-3 record as a starter ... became just the fourth freshman starting quarterback in school history when he moved into the starting lineup at San Diego State ... joined Dave Ziebart (1976), Dee Dowis (1986) and Shaun Carney (2004) as rookie starters ... was solid in his first start, rushing for a then-career-best 55 yards and his first-career touchdown on 12 carries ... also hit 3-of-5 passes for 34 yards vs. Navy ... exploded in his second-career start at UNLV, rushing for a career-best 99 yards on 13 carries and hitting 6-of-7 passes for a then-career-high 162 yards ... also threw the first two touchdown passes of his career ... engineered the game-winning drive which led to a 19-yard field goal to win it for Air Force ... hit 3-of-3 passes for 31 yards and rushed four times for 11 yards on the 17-play, 91-yard drive ... also picked up two first downs, one by rushing and one on an 18-yard pass play ... was named MWC offensive player of the week for his efforts vs. the Rebels ... had his season-best day passing vs. Colorado State with 171 yards and two touchdowns on 6-of-8 passing ... hit Kyle Halderman for a 74-yard scoring strike which was the longest play for Air Force in 2008 ... also threw a four-yarder to Travis Dekker ... had season highs in attempts and completions vs. BYU, hitting 12 of 20 passes for 98 yards ... also rushed for 75 yards on 12 carries and had a season-long run of 45 yards ... rushed for 387 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 3.8 yards per carry on the year ... hit 44 of 80 passes for 655 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions ... his 136.90 quarterback efficiency rating would have ranked third in the conference, but he lacked enough passing attempts to qualify ... rating was the 10th best in school history ... became the first Air Force quarterback to win his first five starts since Chance Harridge won his first six in 2002 ... became the first freshman quarterback to start a bowl game in school history with his start vs. Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl ... rushed for 14 yards and a touchdown and hit 7-of-14 passes for 98 yards.

High School - Lettered four years in basketball and three each in football and track ... earned the team's best offensive back award in football as a sophomore ... earned the team's top offensive player award as a junior and was named all-region honorable mention ... team most valuable player as a senior ... honorable mention all-region as a senior ... won the basketball team's most valuable player award as a junior and was an honorable mention all-league selection ... team MVP as a senior and an honorable mention all-league selection ... was a member of the Honor Roll ... high school football coach was Mark Miller.

Personal - Son of Tim and Walda Jefferson ... has two sisters, Traci and Temia ... member of cadet squadron 6 ... this past summer, took both aeronautical and astronautical engineering ... favorite food is seafood ... favorite class is global cultural awareness ... listens to Beethoven Symphony No. 9 before games ... favorite movie is Kung Fu Panda ... person in history he'd most like to meet is former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams ... something people don't know about him is that he loves classical music and he played the trombone for seven years ... one word to describe him is "humble" ... credits his father as having the greatest influence on his sports career because "he always inspired me to do my best no matter the circumstances" ... hobby is playing basketball ... greatest moment in sports was winning the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and beating Georgia Tech in the bowl game last year ... favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... hopes to go to pilot training after graduation.

Jefferson Career Rushing Statistics

Year Games Attempts Yards Average TD Long
2010 13 154 794 5.2 15 59/Utah
2009 10 88 254 2.9 4 26/NSU
2008 10 101 387 3.8 3 45/BYU
Totals 33 343 1,435 4.2 22

Jefferson CareerPassing Statistics

Year Games Comp/Att Pct Yds TD/Int Long
2010 13 82-159 51.6 1,459 10-6 63/Army
2009 10 53-93 57.0 848 5-2 73/Army
2008 10 44-80 55.0 655 5-3 74/CSU
Totals 33 179-332 53.9 2,962 20-11
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