2017 NFL Draft

D.C. Jefferson, TE

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Winter Haven, FL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 255 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
A mainstay at tight end for Rutgers, Jefferson has appeared in 49 career games with 42 starts during that stretch. As a senior this season, he has made 18 receptions for 155 yards and one touchdown. An imposing 6-6, 250-pound figure, Jefferson has totaled 45 catches for 547 yards and two scores. Jefferson began his RU career at quarterback before switching to tight end during preseason camp in 2009.
2012 Season
Started all 13 games at tight end ... made 20 receptions for 168 yards and one touchdown on the season ... invited to play in East-West Shrine game ... two receptions for 12 yards in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) ... tied career-high with four catches for 38 yards in the 23-13 win at USF (9/13) ... three receptions for 23 yards in the 19-3 victory vs. Connecticut (10/6) ... snagged first TD catch of his season on a 10-yard toss from QB Gary Nova in the fourth quarter of the 35-10 victory at Temple (10/20) ... three catches for 27 yards in the Kent State game (10/27) ... two receptions in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) versus Virginia Tech ... named to Preseason All-BIG EAST Fourth Team by Phil Steele.
2011 Season
Named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, honoring the nation's best tight end ... appeared in all 13 games with nine starts ... caught 12 passes for 118 yards ... had a game of season-highs with three catches for 37 yards at Louisville (10/21), making a long reception of 18 yards.
2010 Season
Starting tight end who appeared in all 12 games ... finished year with 10 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown ... set career-highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (57) vs. Connecticut (10/8) ... hauled in a career-long 53-yarder at Army (10/16) ... caught a 24-yard pass from WR Mohamed Sanu for his first career touchdown at FIU (9/11).
2009 Season
Switched from quarterback to tight end midway through preseason camp and earned starting role in second game ... started 10 games, including the last five contests ... made collegiate debut and first career start vs. Howard (9/12) with a 46-yard reception.
2008 Season
Did not see game action.
High School
Strong-armed quarterback who was one of the best at his position in the nation ... three-year starter for coach Charlie Tate at Winter Haven High School ... rated as the No. 16 quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... top-100 recruit in the state of Florida according to the Orlando Sentinel (No. 72) and Rivals.com (No. 78) ... Winter Haven News Chief Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... threw for 1,627 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season en route to All-County honors from the Lakeland Ledger ... selected to play in the Offense-Defense National All-Star game in Fort Lauderdale ... passed for 1,148 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior en route to News Chief All-Area Second Team honors.
Born 5/7/89.

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