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 Willie Jefferson 88
Willie Jefferson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaumont, Texas

High School:
Ozen HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Position:
TE

Experience:
1L

Second-year receiver moved from wide receiver to tight end during spring drills... Vertical leap measured at 38"... Broad jump measured at 10'5".

2009 (True Freshman): Played in all 12 games as true freshman in 2009... Saw action as receiver in 11 of 12 games and earned one start... Earned first collegiate letter... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009... Totaled five receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown on season, also made one tackle on special teams... Played from scrimmage as reserve wide receiver in every game but second week vs. UConn, played only special teams... Caught touchdown pass on first career reception in win over Northwestern State in third game, an 18-yard reception... Had five games with one reception each, with a career-long of 36 yards at Iowa State in sixth game... Had one catch and made one solo tackle vs. No. 19 Oklahoma in fifth game... Made career-first start in season finale vs. Texas Tech, no receptions.

High School: Two-sport star at Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas... Played football under head coach Ishan Rison... Named second-team 4A all-state by TexasPrep following senior season in 2008... First-team All-District 20-4 selection and Port Arthur News Super Team selection at wide receiver as senior... National position ranking among wide receivers: No. 62 by ESPN.com and No. 120 by Scout.com... Credited with 13 receptions for 130 yards as junior in 2007... Scored 11 touchdowns on junior varsity as sophomore in 2006... Starred on Panthers basketball team, earning District 22-4A Defensive Player of Year honor following junior season in 2007-08... Member of Ozen's 4A state finalist basketball squad in 2006-07, averaged 12 points and eight rebounds and named District 22-4A Defensive Player of Year.

Personal: Son of Willie and Marion Jefferson... Full name is Willie Hebert Jefferson III... Born Jan. 31, 1991, in Beaumont, Texas... Majoring in health science studies.

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