Date of birth : 1988-04-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bakersfield, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-29
A.J. Jefferson is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Fresno State.
Appeared in 45 career games (18 starts) at CB, recording 109 tackles, one tackle for loss and 12 passes defensed … averaged 29.4 yards per return on 83 career kick returns with three TDs and a long of 98 yards … in 2007, led the nation by averaging a career-high 35.8 yards per kick return … started all 12 games as senior and totaled 36 tackles, including a career-high 27 solo tackles with four passes defensed … totaled 602 yards on 26 kick returns (23.2 avg.) with a long of 48 yards … saw action in 11 games (six starts) and registered 31 tackles and four passes defensed as a junior … recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including eight solos, against No. 10 Wisconsin … earned WAC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Nevada with 241 kick return yards, including a 92-yard TD … finished the season with 908 yards on 31 kick returns (29.3 avg.) and one TD … as a sophomore, was named to numerous All-American teams after recording a career-high 930 yards on 26 kick returns (35.8 avg.) with two TDs and a career-long 98-yard return … in 2007, totaled a career-high 37 tackles and broke up three passes in 10 games played … recorded two TDs on kickoff returns and returned a blocked FG for a TD against Nevada … named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week three times … as a freshman in 2006, played primarily on special teams and in nickel and dime packages, recording seven tackles and one pass breakup in 12 games.
Full name Anthony Jefferson Jr. … did not play football until his junior year of high school … as a two-way player, helped lead West (Bakersfield, CA) High School to a 12-1 record and a section title while being named first team all-area as a DB … recorded a team-high 43 receptions for 901 yards (20.9-yard avg.) and eight TDs, the fourth most yards in Kern County … registered two carries for 53 yards, including a 38-yard TD … on defense, totaled 52 tackles, six INTs with 170 return yards and blocked two punts and six FGs.
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