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Van Jefferson

Van  Jefferson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brentwood, Tenn.

High School:
Ravenwood

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L

09/11/2017

Ole Miss Football Weekly Press Conference

Coordinators McGriff and Longo Recap UT Martin, Preview Cal

08/28/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Meets with Media for First Weekly Presser of 2017 Season

02/01/2017

Hugh Freeze Signing Day Press Conference

Freeze on the 2017 Ole Miss Football Signing Class

01/06/2017

Ole Miss Hauls in Football Postseason Honors

Evan Engram Leads Way as Program's 58th First Team All-America Pick

10/22/2016

No. 22 Rebels Drop Road Battle at No. 23 LSU

Ole Miss Unable to Slow Down LSU Rushing Attack

2016: Freshman All-America third team - all-purpose (Athlon) ... Freshman All-SEC first team (Coaches, Gridiron Now), second team (Athlon) ... Finished second on team with 49 catches, third with 543 receiving yards ... Caught three TD passes ... Also returned four punts for 11 yards and rushed five times for 40 yards on the season ... Ranked second among SEC freshmen with 4.1 catches/game and third with 45.2 receiving ypg ... Started every game at slot receiver ... Earned first letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Started at slot receiver in his college debut, recording two catches for 23 yards and a 20-yard touchdown ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Had four catches for 31 yards and one punt return for 6 yards ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Caught six passes for 91 yards ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Had two catches for 20 yards, rushed three times for 30 yards and returned two punts for 7 yards ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Caught a team-high seven passes for 79 yards ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Caught one pass for 16 yards ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Had four catches for 43 yards and a TD ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Had four catches for 41 yards ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Caught four passes for 49 yards ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made four catches for 51 yards, including a 32-yard TD from Shea Patterson that pulled the Rebels to within two points at 28-26 with 5:17 left in the game ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Had six catches for 52 yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Caught five passes for 47 yards and rushed twice for 10 yards.

2015: Did not see action and was redshirted ... Member of the 2015 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Rated a 4-star prospect by all the major recruiting services ... Member of the ESPN 300, Rivals 250 and Scout National 300 ... Listed as the No. 100 overall prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 11 wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com and No. 13 by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated the No. 2 overall prospect in Tennessee by Scout.com, No. 5 by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com and No. 6 by Rivals.com ... Participated in Nike’s The Opening camp ... Named a finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Football in the back category for Class AAA ... Garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State and The Tennessean All-Midstate honors, hauling in 67 catches for 1,223 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping lead Ravenwood to a 14-1 record and a Class AAAAAA runner-up finish ... Totaled 87 catches for 1,251 yards and 14 TDs as a junior ... Listed No. 3 on The Tennesseean’s Dandy Dozen ... Coached in high school by Will Hester.

PERSONAL: Son of Shawn and Maria Jefferson ... Full name is Vanchii Lashawn Jefferson Jr. ... Born July 26, 1996 ... Majoring in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast ... Wants to play in the NFL then be a meteorologist ... Father Shawn played 13 years in the NFL as a wide receiver and has coached in the NFL as a wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans and currently the Miami Dolphins ... Made Dean’s Honor Roll for Spring 2016.


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