Gifted redshirt freshman running back... Vying for playing time at tailback... Athletic and fast, recorded team's top 40-yard dash time in spring 2014, 4.41... Vertical jump measured at 44.6, broad jump at 10-feet, 7-inches... Traveled to Zambia for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2014.
2013 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for nine of 13 contests, but did not see any game action.
High School: All-purpose runner from Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas... Played under head coaches Channon Hall and Ken Gray at SHS... Ranked the nation's seventh-best "all-purpose" back by Rivals.com... National position rankings among running backs: No. 31 by 247Sports.com, No. 39 by ESPN.com and No. 48 by Scout.com... Ranked No. 6 running back prospect on DMN/SportsDay's State Top 100 listing, 69th-best overall recruit... Other Texas top 100 listings: No. 54 by SuperPrep, No. 61 by Rivals/Yahoo! Lonestar Top 100, No. 67 by ESPN.com, No. 69 by Rivals.com, No. 69 by 247Sports.com and listed on Waco Tribune-Herald Texas Top 100... Earned 2012 honorable mention 5A All-State recognition after rushing for 1,597 yards and 18 TDs and catching 28 passes for 255 yards and three TDs as senior... Had single-game total of 303 yards and four TDs on 26 carries in win over Universidad Nuevo Leaon... Named 2012 first-team All-District 8-5A as utility back... Ran for 812 yards and nine TDs in 164 attempts as junior in 2011... Named first-team 2011 All-District 12-5A running back... Totaled 430 yards and two scores as sophomore... Named second-team 2010 All-District 12-5A running back... Also ran track, anchor of 2013 5A state champion 4x200 relay team (1:24.21) as senior... Also anchored 4x100 relay that finished fourth (41.08) at 2013 5A state meet... Recorded 22.08 time in 200 meters and 10.6 in 100 meters as prep.
Personal: Son of Johnnie and Elvira Jefferson... Full name is Johnny Taylor Jefferson... Born Sept. 19, 1993, in Clarksdale, Miss.... Major is communication specialist.