Jalen Jefferson
Jalen Jefferson

Player Profile

Ventura, CA

High School:
St. Bonaventure HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235





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CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats):

2012 (Game-by-Game Stats):

2011: Redshirted ... did not play ... listed as the nation's No. 59 freshman linebacker prior to the season by Phil Steele.

ST. BONAVENTURE HS: Listed by ESPN as the No. 37 outside linebacker in the nation, checked in at No. 38 according to Scout, while Rivals had him as the No. 41 "athlete" in the country as well as the No. 53 player overall from the state of California ... garnered a three-star rating from ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... selected All-Region by Prepstar as a 2010 senior and was the organization's No. 33 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada ... led his squad to an 11-2 overall record and an 8-1 league mark during his senior campaign when he was named the Marmonte League's top linebacker and was a second-team GoldenStatePreps All-State choice, as well as a first-team GoldenStatePreps All-Southern California, All-CIF Section Northern Division, All-Ventura County and Ventura County Star selection ... also selected as his school's Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame Male Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... recorded 110 tackles, 5.0 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown as a senior ... posted 70 tackles, 6.0 sacks and one interception return for a touchdown during his 2009 junior campaign to earn All-Channel League honors for a second consecutive season ... ESPN said "Jefferson is a big, rangy outside linebacker candidate that is versatile enough to contribute at another position, but his future will be on defense."

PERSONAL: Full name is Jalen David Jefferson ... born February 4, 1993 ... parents are David Jefferson and Nina Marie Vitug ... major is undeclared.



LAST UPDATED: July 25, 2012