Sunday, April 9, 2017
The first way is obvious. He’s an outstanding defensive back for one of the best secondaries in the MEAC. The Rattlers picked off 14 passes last season, and Jefferson was one of three players on the team with four interceptions – he was the only one to do so in 10 games.
The other impact – it’s not obvious, but for FAMU, it’s just as important – is in the classroom. Jefferson, according to head coach Alex Wood, is a 4.0 student.
Now a redshirt sophomore on the field, Jefferson was named to the 2016 All-MEAC third team for his performance on the field. He earned a 2016 All-Academic nod for his prowess in the classroom.
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As Florida A&M’s football program digs its way out of APR-related sanctions, players like Jefferson are at a premium. The Rattlers are set to post their highest four-year APR in years, according to Wood.
The step forward is thanks to players like Jefferson, a health and leisure fitness major.