Tony Jefferson

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Tony Jefferson
No. 22     Arizona Cardinals
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-01-27) January 27, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Chula Vista (CA) Eastlake
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2013 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • CFN, TSN Freshman All-American (2010)
  • Big 12 co-Defensive Freshman of the Year (2010)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
Tackles 24
Interceptions 0
Passes defensed 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tony Jefferson (born January 27, 1992) is an American football safety who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Jefferson was a 2010 Freshman All-American by College Football News,[1] The Sporting News,[2] and Big 12 Conference co-Defensive Freshman of the Year (along with OSU Cowboys linebacker Shaun Lewis).[3]

Jefferson attended Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California, where he made 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, two fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered, and lead Eastlake to a San Diego Division 1 CIF championship his senior year. He earned a 2009 USA Today All-American selection. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jefferson was listed as the No. 4 cornerback prospect in the class of 2010.[4] He played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on May 13, 2013. In just his second preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, Jefferson recorded 2 interceptions to go along with 5 tackles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 14, 2010). "2010 CFN All-Freshman Defensive Team". College Football News. 
  2. ^ "SN college football Freshman of the Year: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore". Sporting News. 
  3. ^ "All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. November 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Safeties 2010". Rivals.com. January 21, 2010. 

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