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