Jackson Jeffcoat

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Jackson Jeffcoat
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Jeffcoat with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-26) December 26, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Plano (TX) West
College: Texas
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 9
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 1
Forced Fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

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.

Early life[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, while his father, Jim Jeffcoat, played for the Dallas Cowboys,[1] 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.

Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jeffcoat was listed as the No. 1 strong-side, defensive end in the class of 2010.[2]

College career[edit]

Jeffcoat attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2010 to 2013.

Jeffcoat was named a 2010 Freshman All-American by The Sporting News.[3]

As a senior in 2013, he was a consensus All-American and won the Ted Hendricks Award.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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 78 in 9 58 in 4.63 s 6.97 s 36 in 10 ft 3 in 18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[5]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

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.[6] Jeffcoat signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The Seahawks released Jeffcoat on August 25, 2014.[7]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On September 2, 2014, Jeffcoat was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on October 7,[9] but was waived three days later. The Redskins re-signed him to their practice squad again on November 13.[10] He was promoted again to the active roster on December 16.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

On November 7, 2015, he was placed on the team's injured reserve.[14] He was waived on April 14, 2016.[15]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Jeffcoat was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on April 15, 2016.[16] On August 1, 2016, Jeffcoat was waived by the Browns.[17]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Jeffcoat was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) on February 21, 2017.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (June 15, 2014). "Jackson Jeffcoat hoping to follow in his father's footsteps". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Strongside defensive ends 2010". Rivals.com. January 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Fagan, Ryan. "SN college football Freshman of the Year: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore". Sporting News. 
  4. ^ Texas senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat reflects on tumultuous career
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jackson-jeffcoat?id=2543660
  6. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (May 10, 2014). No Longhorns selected in draft. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Seahawks part ways with eight players
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (September 2, 2014). "Redskins sign center Braxston Cave, linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat to practice squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  9. ^ Tandler, Rich (October 7, 2014). "Redskins waive two players, promote one". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  10. ^ "Redskins Sign Jackson Jeffcoat To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. November 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  11. ^ Alper, Josh (December 16, 2014). "Colt McCoy heads to injured reserve". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  12. ^ Walker, Andrew (December 20, 2014). "Redskins Drop Eagles 27-24 In FedExField Thriller". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  13. ^ Skinnell, Brian (December 28, 2014). "Jeffcoat Seizes Opportunity In First-Career Start". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  14. ^ "11/7: Roster Moves And Injury Report Update". Redskins.com. November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Redskins waive linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat". Washington Post. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  16. ^ Jackson, Zac. "Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Alper, Josh. "Browns churn roster by adding two players and waiving two others". 
  18. ^ "Bombers add players to training camp roster". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 

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