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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jackson Jeffcoat, DE

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Plano, TX
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 247 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
106103-4
Career Notes
A four-year defensive lineman who appeared in 40 games with 33 starts ... a 2013 consensus All-American and Ted Hendricks Award winner ... one of just five defensive end consensus All-Americans in school history (Carlton Massey, 1953; Bill Atessis, 1970; Tony Brackens, 1995; Brian Orakpo, 2008) ... a 2013 first team All-America selection by Walter Camp, Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association and Lindy's ... a second team All-America choice by the FWAA, USA TODAY, Athlon, SI.com, CBSSports.com ... earned the 2013 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year (AP and San Antonio Express-News, and shared the coaches) ... a 2013 first team All-Big 12 choice (AP, coaches, Athlon, San Antonio Express-News, Sporting News, ESPN.com) ... a 2013 team captain and team MVP .. posted at least one sack in 18 of his last 26 games with 25 over that span ... has at least one tackle for loss in 33 of his last 36 games ... ended 2013 ranked third on the FBS active career sacks per game chart (0.69) and fourth in total sacks (27.5) ... his 60 career tackles for loss is tied for second in UT history (with Kiki DeAyala) and his 27.5 sacks rank seventh.A semifinalist for the 2013 Chuck Bednarik Award ... on the 2013 Ted Hendricks Award Mid-Season Watch List ... named to the watch lists for the 2013 Walter Camp Award, Nagurski Trophy, Ted Hendricks Award, Lott Trophy and CFPA Defensive Awards ... also a 2013 preseason second team All-America choice by Lindy's and SI.com, and fourth team selection by Athlon ... a 2013 preseason first team All-Big 12 pick by Athlon, Lindy's and league media ... sidelined for the final seven games of 2012 after suffering a right pectoral muscle rupture vs. Oklahoma ... named to the 2012 Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and CFPA Defensive Lineman of the Year Trophy watch lists ... 2011 second team All-Big 12 selection (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... named honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2010 ... prep All-American, two-time first-team all-state and all-area and three-time first-team all-district selection at defensive end ... named to PARADE's All-America High School Football Team ... earned first-team All-USA honors by USA Today ... an EA SPORTS All-American first-team selection ... selected to play in the 2010 Army All-American Bowl ... a member of Rivals' top 100 and ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the best defensive end and second-best overall prospect by ESPNU and the best strongside defensive end and 12th-best overall prospect by Rivals ... rated as the state's best defensive end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... father, Jim, was a standout defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys (1983-94) and Buffalo Bills (1995-97) and is currently as assistant coach (defensive line) at Colorado.
2013 Season
Started at defensive end in all 13 games ... became the fifth defensive end consensus All-American in school history and the second Longhorn to win the Ted Hendricks Award (Brian Orakpo, 2008) on Dec. 11 ... a first team All-America choice by Walter Camp, Associated Press and AFCA ... the fifth Texas defensive end named a Walter Camp first team All-American and first since Orakpo in 2008, the sixth named an AP first team All-American (first since Orakpo in 2008), and the fifth to be placed on the AFCA team (last: Alex Okafor, 2011) ... a second team All-America selection by FWAA, USA TODAY, Athlon SI.com and CBSSports.com ... earned the 2013 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year (AP and San Antonio Express-News, and shared the coaches with Jason Verrett of TCU) ... a first team All-Big 12 choice (AP, coaches, Athlon, San Antonio Express-News, Sporting News, ESPN.com) ... honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year (coaches) ... named a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award on Dec. 5 ... the fifth Longhorn to be named a finalist, joining Cory Redding (2002), Tim Crowder (2006), Sergio Kindle (2009) and Orakpo (2008).Named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award on Oct. 29 ... named to Ted Hendricks Award Mid-Season Watch List on Nov. 11 ... a team captain (along with Chris Whaley, Adrian Phillips and Case McCoy) and the team's George "Hook" McCullough MVP ... also earned the team's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award, the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning Award, the Joseph W. Moore Tenacity Award for Defense and the Mike Campbell Defensive MVP ... named to the watch lists for the Walter Camp Award, Nagurski Trophy, Ted Hendricks Award, Lott Trophy and CFPA Defensive Awards ... also a preseason second team All-America choice by Lindy's and SI.com, and fourth team selection by Athlon ... a preseason first team All-Big 12 pick by Athlon, Lindy's and league media ... led the team in tackles (86), TFLs (22), sacks (13.0) and QB pressures (19), and tied for first in fumbles recovered (3) ... the only FBS lineman to lead his team in tackles ... ranked first in the Big 12 and tied for third nationally in sacks (1.0 per game/13) ... ranked tied for second in the Big 12 and tied for 23rd in the FBS in fumbles recovered (0.23 pg) ... joined Cedric Reed (10.0) to form the only duos in the nation to have 10.0 or more sacks ... Alex Okafor, who tallied 12.5 in 2012, was the only other Longhorn to record more sacks than Jeffcoat in the previous 29 seasons ... posted seven tackles, including one for a loss, one pass breakup and one QB pressure against New Mexico State ... had eight stops, including one for a loss, and one QB pressure vs. BYU ... had three tackles with two QB pressures against Ole Miss.Registered five tackles, including two for a loss and two sacks, and two QB pressures vs. Kansas State ... named Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Week ... posted seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss and one sack, one fumble recovery and first career interception against Iowa State ... shared the team's defensive player of the week award with Malcom Brown ... named honorable mention defensive lineman of the week by the College Football Performance Awards for play vs. the Cyclones ... had three stops, including two for a loss and two sacks, and two QB pressures vs. Oklahoma ... recorded five tackles, including three for a loss and one sack, one pass breakup and two QB pressures against TCU ... named Big 12 defensive player of the week for action vs. the Horned Frogs ... notched six tackles, including one for a loss, and two QB pressures against Kansas ... posted seven tackles, including two for a loss and one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery vs. West Virginia ... registered eight tackles, including two for a loss, and one pass breakup against Oklahoma State ... registered 10 tackles, including three for a loss and a career-best three sacks, and three QB pressures vs. Texas Tech ... earned the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Award, shared the team's defensive player of the game award with Adrian Phillips, and named honorable mention defensive lineman of the week by the College Football Performance Awards for play vs. the Red Raiders ... recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss and two sacks, against Baylor ... posted six tackles, including one for a loss and one sack, one QB pressure and one forced fumble vs. Oregon.
2012 Season
Started at defensive end in the first six games before suffering a season-ending injury against Oklahoma ... still finished second on the team in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (4), and tied for second on the team in forced fumbles (2) ... posted a team-high nine tackles, including five solos, and three QB pressures vs. Wyoming ... named co-defensive game MVP (also Alex Okafor) by the coaching staff ... recorded five tackles, including three TFLs and one sack, and a forced fumble vs. New Mexico... posted four tackles, including one TFL and one sack, and a QB pressure against Ole Miss ... had seven tackles, including a career-high tying four TFLs and one sack, and a forced fumble vs. Oklahoma State ... named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week ... registered four tackles, including one TFL and one sack, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown against West Virginia to earn CFPA honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week ... posted two tackles, including two for a loss, before suffering season-ending pectoral injury vs. Oklahoma ... had successfule surgery on Oct. 19.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games at defensive end ... second team All-Big 12 selection (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... tallied 71 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, eight sacks, nine pressures and three pass breakups on the year ... ranked fifth in the Big 12 in sacks and tied for third in tackles for loss ... helped Texas lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the nation in rushing defense (96.23 ypg) and 11th in total defense (306.08) ... also ranked 10th in pass efficiency defense (111.0) ... had a dominating performance against California in the Holiday Bowl with eight tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks as the defense allowed only seven rushing yards and 195 yards of total offense ... helped lead the defense to a shutout performance against the Jayhawks, allowing only 46 yards of total offense and negative two rushing yards ... earned College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week and the team's Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting five tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and two pressures against Kansas ... also earned the two honors against Texas Tech following his 10 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and one pressure ... also logged 10 tackles at Missouri with two tackles for loss and one sack ... selected as the CFPA Defensive Lineman of the Week with his eight tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, two pressures and one pass breakup to help Texas stuff Kansas State to 121 yards of total offense ... recorded a sack at Baylor ... made four tackles with one for a loss and one pass breakup against Oklahoma State ... posted two tackles for loss and four total tackles against Oklahoma ... tallied five tackles, one tackle for loss and one pressure at Texas A&M ... recorded two tackles in the season-opener against Rice...notched three tackles in win against BYU...racked up six tackles and one pressure in win at UCLA ... posted three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss at Iowa State.
2010 Season
Appeared in eight games at defensive end, including starts against Wyoming and Texas Tech, and played on special teams in three games ... named honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year ... missed Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State games due to ankle injury ... posted 15 tackles (eight solo), six TFL and 2.5 sacks, one PBU, one fumble recovery and seven pressures ... earned the coaching staff's Ball Hawk Award on one occasion ... logged three tackles (two solo), one TFL and one sack at Rice ... registered two tackles (one solo), one TFL, one PBU and four pressures versus Wyoming ... shared team's Ball Hawk Award for his effort against the Cowboys ... logged three tackles, one TFL, a half sack, a fumble recovery and two pressures at Texas Tech ... shared team's Ball Hawk Award for his effort against the Red Raiders ... recorded four tackles (three solo), including one sack and two TFL versus UCLA ... tallied one tackle against No. 8 Oklahoma ...notched two tackles, one TFL and one pressure against Florida Atlantic.
High School
Coached by Mike Hughes at Plano West H.S. ... a prep All-American, two-time first-team all-state and all-area and three-time first-team all-district selection at defensive end ... named to PARADE's All-America High School Football Team ... earned first-team All-USA honors by USA Today ... an EA SPORTS All-American first-team selection ... selected to play in the 2010 Army All-American Bowl ... a member of Rivals' top 100 and ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the best defensive end and second-best overall prospect by ESPNU and the best strongside defensive end and 12th-best overall prospect by Rivals ... rated as the state's best defensive end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... recorded 259 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 56 TFL, 42 pressures, four PBU, three forced fumbles, two INTs, two blocked kicks and a TD over his final three seasons ... earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... named first-team Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team ... a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Elite 11 ... tabbed the Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year while earning first-team all-area honors ... tabbed the district 8-5A Defensive Player of the Year while earning first-team honors ... recorded 87 tackles (67 solo), 8.5 sacks, 20 TFL, 22 pressures, two INTs, one of which he returned for a TD, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks ... helped Plano West reach the first round of the state playoffs ... selected to the 2008 EA SPORTS Football Junior All-America first team as a junior ... named first-team all-state by the AP ... also earned second-team all-state honors from the TSWA ... first-team all-district 8-5A selection ... recorded 94 tackles, seven sacks, 18 TFL, 20 pressures and four PBU while leading Plano West to the first round of the state playoffs ... tabbed first-team all-district as a sophomore ... recorded 78 tackles, 10 sacks and 18 TFL ... tabbed the 2006 All-Area Newcomer of the Year by the Dallas Morning News ... a four-year letterman in basketball ... all-district and district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... an all-district and second-team all-area selection as a junior ... a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 5A all-region selection ... also a three-year letterman in track and field.
Personal
Born in Dallas, Texas ... active in UT's community service program ... part of a group of Longhorns that visits the Dell Children's Medical Center ... participated in the SMU Hart Global Leaders Forum with the former prime minister of Great Britain Tony Blair ... served as a speaker at middle and elementary schools during drug free week ... volunteered at the Dallas Food Bank ... helped with Plano West's Turkey Drop ... father, Jim, was a standout defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys (1983-94) and Buffalo Bills (1995-97) and has served as the defensive line coach at the University of Houston.
 
Player News
02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 51. Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas, 6-4, 250, 4.78, 2...Still seems to show more potential than production, but is attractive because he has the athleticism to play with his hand on the ground or stand up and drop into coverage. Was sidelined by severely sprained ankle in 2010 and then a torn pectoral muscle in 2012 for which he had surgery. His father, Jim, was a standout defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys (1983-94) and Buffalo Bills (1995-97) and has served as the defensive line coach at the University of Houston and Colorado. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
 

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