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 three-of-five 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 six-of-seven 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 three-of-three 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 career-best day passing vs. Colorado State with 171 yards and two touchdowns on six-of-eight 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 career 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 career-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 is 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 seven-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 27 ... majoring in behavioral science ... attended the Academy's Prep School and played football ... would like to attend pilot training following graduation ... was also recruited by Georgia Tech, Alabama-Birmington, Navy and Central Florida ... hobbies include watching television and texting friends ... favorite food is seafood ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Gary Williams ... something people don't know about him is that he loves classical music ... completed Global Engagement during the summer ... also completed two courses during summer academics.
Jefferson's Career Rushing Statistics
Year G Att. Yds Avg TD LG 2008 10 101 387 3.8 3 45 (BYU)
Jefferson's Career Passing Statistics
Year G C-A Pct. Yds TD-I LG 2008 10 44-80 55.0 655 5-3 74 (CSU)