2017 - 2018 MICHIGAN
FOOTBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LA'DARIUS
JEFFERSON
QUARTERBACK
MUSKEGON HS
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1205
PASSING YARDS
21-2
(TD-INT)
33
RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
2095
RUSHING YARDS

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior quarterback rushed for 2,095 yards and 33 touchdowns this past season, leading the Big Reds to a 14-0 record and the Division 3 state championship. Jefferson also completed 67 of 117 passes for 1,205 yards and 21 touchdowns, throwing just two interceptions. He was selected Michigan’s Mr. Football, the Associated Press Div. 3-4 Player of the Year and the MLive Player of the Year.

Academic Achievement


Jefferson has maintained a 3.47 GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


Jefferson has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school literacy initiative as well as an emergency food assistance program. “Jefferson is a physical specimen, with size, speed and the arm to go with it,” said Kyle Jewett, head coach at Reeths-Puffer High. “What impressed me most was his patience as a runner. He has the unique ability to wait for one seam to open and then explode through it.”