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Van Jefferson

Van  Jefferson

Hometown:
Brentwood, Tenn.

High School:
Ravenwood

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L

11/20/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Texas A&M Game, Previews Thursday Night’s Egg Bowl

11/13/2017

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Win Over Louisiana, Previews Texas A&M Matchup

11/05/2017

Postgame Notes vs. Kentucky

Ole Miss 37, Kentucky 34

11/04/2017

Football Wins in Final Seconds at Kentucky, 37-34

Ta'amu's late TD pass to Metcalf Lifts Rebels Over Wildcats

10/28/2017

Last-Second Arkansas Field Goal Sinks Ole Miss, 38-37

Jordan Ta'amu Recorded Most Passing Yards by Ole Miss QB Making First Career Start.

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 • 2016 Third Team Freshman All-America [All-Purpose] (Athlon)
 • 2016 First Team Freshman All-SEC (Coaches, Gridiron Now)
 • 2016 Second Team Freshman All-SEC (Athlon)

2017: Appeared in 10 games and started at slot receiver in the first three games of the season ... Finished second on the team with 42 receptions ... Recorded 456 receiving yards and one TD ... vs. South Alabama (9/2/17): Hauled in two catches for 24 yards ... vs. UT Martin (9/9/17): Caught three passes for 30 yards ... at Cal (9/16/17): Hauled in a career high 10 catches for 94 yards ... Second-leading receiver at No. 12 Auburn with 89 yards off eight catches ... Caught two passes for 13 yards in the Vandy game (10/14/17) ... Hauled in two passes for 23 yards in the LSU game (10/21/17) ... vs. Arkansas (10/28/17): Had four catches for 55 yards ... at Kentucky (11/4/17): Had five catches for 82 yards and his first touchdown of the season ... Had three catches for 29 yards in the Louisiana game (11/11/17) before exiting the game with an arm injury ... Preseason All-SEC fourth team

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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