Willie Jefferson

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Willie Jefferson
No. 99     Edmonton Eskimos
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Stephen F. Austin
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2013 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active Roster
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 2
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles 11
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at CFL.ca

Willie Hebert Jefferson III[1] (born January 31, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker who plays for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He most recently played for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stephen F. Austin.

Early years[edit]

He attended Ozen High School. He was selected to the 4A all-state second-team in his senior year in high school.[2] He was selected to the First-team All-District 20-4 and Port Arthur News Super Team while at high school.[2]

College career[edit]

He started his career as a wide receiver at Baylor University but was kicked off of the team after he and teammate Josh Gordon were found asleep in Jefferson's car at a local Taco Bell with marijuana in the car. Jefferson, who was driving, was kicked off the team due to it being his second violation. He transferred to Stephen F Austin and was named 2011 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year in his Junior season. He led the Southland Conference in sacks with 16.[2] He was selected to the Sports Network All-America second team, Phil Steele's Magazine All-America third team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

On April 27, 2013, He signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

The Texans released Jefferson, along with two others players, on October 21 for unspecified violations of team rules prior to a game in Kansas City.[4]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

In 2014, He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[5]


  1. ^ "Baylor Bears Profile". baylorbears.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Stephen F. Austin Profile". sfajacks.cstv.com. 
  3. ^ "Texans sign four draft picks, 23 undrafted free agents". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ganguli, Tania (October 21, 2013). "Sources: Pot reason Texans cut 3". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos have their own no. 99 in Willie Jefferson". edmontonsun.com. 

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