A. J. Jefferson

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A. J. Jefferson
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Jefferson in the 2014 preseason.
Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-04) April 4, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Bakersfield, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Bakersfield (CA) West
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 109
Sacks 0
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Ray "A. J." Jefferson Jr. (born April 4, 1988) is an American football cornerback who is currently a Free Agent. He played college football at Fresno State. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in 2010.

Early life and college career[edit]

Jefferson was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and graduated from West High School of Bakersfield in 2006. Jefferson began playing football when he was a senior in high school. In his lone season of high school football, Jefferson played wide receiver and defensive back and earned first-team all-area selection as defensive back.[1] Jefferson was a high school teammate of Ryan Mathews.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
A.J. Jefferson
Bakersfield, California West HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 1, 2006 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 96 (school)   Rivals: 83 (school)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Jefferson then attended Fresno State University, the only college to offer him an athletic scholarship.[2] From 2006 to 2009, Jefferson played four seasons on the Fresno State Bulldogs football team.[1]

Professional career[edit]


Jefferson was invited to the 2010 Scouting Combine and was predicted as a 4th to 5th round draft pick.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 193 lb 4.34 s 1.56 s 1.55 s 4.00 s 6.72 s 44 in 10 ft 6 in 7 reps

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 27, 2010, the Arizona Cardinals signed 10 players one of which being undrafted Jefferson.[5]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Jefferson in 2012.

On August 31, 2012, the Minnesota Vikings traded for Jefferson with the Cardinals for an undisclosed number of draft picks.[6] This trade was later finalized with Arizona receiving one 6th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (Tennessee's by way of Minnesota) in return for Jefferson and Arizona's 7th Round pick in 2013.[7][8]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Jefferson signed with the Seattle Seahawks on May 2, 2014.[9] The Seahawks placed Jefferson on injured reserve on August 26, 2014.[10]


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