Mike Jefferson (American football)

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Mike Jefferson
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Jefferson (85), week 1 of the 2008 season.
No. 85
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-28) December 28, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth: El Paso, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Parkland (TX)
College: Montana State
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Jefferson (born December 28, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Montana State.

College career[edit]

University of Arizona[edit]

As a freshman at the University of Arizona in 2003, Jefferson recorded 16 receptions for 214 and two touchdowns. The next year he posted 16 receptions for 249 yards and three touchdowns. However, Jefferson transferred after playing sparingly in 2005 as a junior, recording only 4 receptions for 64 yards and no touchdowns.

Montana State University[edit]

In 2006, he joined Montana State University to take advantage of an NCCA rule, that allowed a player to transfer down a division and be eligible to play the same year.

In his one season at Montana State, he recorded 66 receptions for 1,023 yards and nine touchdowns. His 1,450 all-purpose yards led the Big Sky Conference. He set a school record with 305 all-purpose yards against Idaho State University, including 207 receiving yards. He left with two of the school's top five receiving games.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)[edit]

Jefferson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2007 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 1 and signed to the practice squad two days later.

On August 30, 2008, he was released and signed to the teams' practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster the day before the season opener to serve as the team’s fourth wide receiver due to injuries at the position, but did not play.[2] He was cut on September 8 and signed to the practice squad.

After testing positive for taking a banned supplement and being suspended 4 games, he was released from the practice squad on October 27.[3]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On November 26, 2008, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad. He was released on May 21, 2009.

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)[edit]

On May 28, 2009, Jefferson was re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He was released September 5.

Personal life[edit]

Jefferson served in the United States Air Force Reserve 610th Security Forces Squadron in 2011 with his mentor TSgt Stacy James and TSgt Nick Cantu. He is the tip of the spear, attaining the goal of FUR. Jefferson is now currently serving as a patrolman under the AGR program with the 452nd Security Forces Squadron at March ARB, California. He is the mentor of The Sergeant formerly known as J.D. "Slammon" Sammons, Senior Airmen select.[citation needed]

In the early summer of 2014, Jefferson was no longer a free agent for the NFL and was signed as the official closer of the 610th Security Forces Squadron.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bobcats By the Numbers: #88". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jefferson Signed To Roster; Team Cuts James Marten". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cowboys' Mike Jefferson Suspended Four Games". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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