Jefferson, who is second in the nation in rushing at 141.92 yards per game, is second all-time in Mountain West single-season history with his 1,703 yards on the ground this year. He is third on Nevada's single-season charts, trailing just Frank Hawkins (1,719 in 1980) and Chance Kretschmer (1,732 in 2001). Jefferson was one of just three non-BCS players named to the Walter Camp first or second teams and he was one of just two Mountain West players selected.
Came off a strong spring to play in all 13 games with two starts ...Was fourth on the team in rushing with 429 yards ... Also tallied five touchdowns on the year ...First career 100-yard game came against UNLV with 17 carries for 100 yards ...Went back-to-back games over the century mark with 108 yards on 14 carries against New Mexico ... Had a pair of touchdowns against New Mexico State - the first multi-touchdown game of his career ...Also had six catches for 48 yards.
Played in half of the Pack's games in a crowded and talented backfield ... Best performance was two carries for 21 yards and his first career touchdown in a win over Colorado State ... The TD came on a 21-yard run ... Finished the season with three carries for 26 yards and the TD ... Also had two tackles on special teams.
Redshirted his first season in the program but made the travel squad for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl.
A graduate of El Diamante High School in Visalia, Calif. ... Was a four-year lettermen in football ... Helped lead team to CIF Section Championship game three years in a row, with a victory in 2007 ... Ran for 2,862 yards and 34 touchdowns ... As a senior in 2008, was the West Yosemite League Player of the Year and the Tulare County Player of the Year while also earning first-team all-league honors ... Was also named to the Fresno Bee's first-team all-area team ... Was a second-team all-league selection as a junior.
Born Stefphon Alexander Jefferson on Aug. 14, 1991 in Hanford, Calif. ... Son of George Jefferson and Naomi Jefferson ... Has two younger brothers, Joshua and Braydon and a younger sister Talia ... Wants to be a nutritionist ... Cousin Nikke Blue played basketball UCLA and in the WNBA ... Lists sports hero as Terrell Davis ... Best sports memory is winning the 2007-08 CIF Section Championship.