Jeffcoat with the Washington Redskins in 2015
|No. -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Date of birth:||December 26, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Plano (TX) West|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jackson Jeffcoat (born December 26, 1991) is a Canadian football defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin as a defensive end. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and also played for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.
Born in Dallas, Texas, while his father, Jim Jeffcoat, played for the Dallas Cowboys, Jeffcoat attended Plano West Senior High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-state defensive end. Over his final three seasons, he recorded 259 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 56 TFL, 42 pressures, four PBU, three forced fumbles, two INTs, two blocked kicks and a TD. He was named a High School All-American by USA Today, Parade, and EA Sports. He was selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Jeffcoat attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2010 to 2013.
2014 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||247 lb||33 7⁄8 in||9 5⁄8 in||4.63 s||6.97 s||36 in||10 ft 3 in||18 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Jeffcoat was originally predicted to be drafted somewhere in the middle rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. However, neither he nor any other member of the Longhorns team was drafted that year, the first time since 1937 that no Longhorns were drafted. Jeffcoat signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The Seahawks released Jeffcoat on August 25, 2014.
On September 2, 2014, Jeffcoat was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins. He was promoted to the active roster on October 7, but was waived three days later. The Redskins re-signed him to their practice squad again on November 13. He was promoted again to the active roster on December 16. In the Week 16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles that removed them from playoff contention, Jeffcoat recorded his first career sack on quarterback Mark Sanchez. The following week, he had his first career start with Trent Murphy on injured reserve and recorded his first career interception, which came off Tony Romo, in the Week 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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