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Mike Jefferson
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/03/2005
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Arizona: 2L ... Expected to play a significant role in the Wildcat receiving rotation entering 2005 fall drills... Played in 10 games and started three during the 2004 season ... Ended the season with 16 receptions for a total of 249 yards and a 15.6 yards-per-reception average ... Also had three touchdowns on the season and a 24.7 yards-per-game average ... A member of special teams ... Had two catches for 49 yards vs. ASU, including his season-long catch of 47 yards ... In the same game he scored two touchdowns ... Recorded one catch for 25 yards at USC ... Recorded three receptions for 36 yards vs. Oregon State ... Had two catches for 13 yards vs. California ... Tallied 25 yards on one reception at UCLA ... Posted nine yards on one catch vs. Washington State ... Scored one touchdown and tallied 46 yards on two catches vs. Wisconsin ... Caught the ball three times for 35 yards vs. Utah ... In season-opener vs. NAU, recorded an 11-yard reception ... Played in 11 games for the Wildcats in 2003 ... Started the final four games of the season ... Finished his redshirt freshman season with 16 receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns ... Had a 13.4 yards-per-catch average ... Also returned three punts for 24 yards during the season ... Member of UA's special teams unit and ended the year with four solo tackles ... Had a career-high nine receptions for 115 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown catch, in the final game of the season at Arizona State ... His effort more than doubled his season totals and was the Wildcats' third 100-yard receiving game of the year ... His nine catches at ASU were a team single-game best in 2003 and tied for No. 15 on the UA single-game chart ... Had two catches for 33 yards in the USC game and two receptions for 42 yards in the win over Washington ... Caught a nine-yard TD pass from Kris Heavner at Oregon State ... Caught one pass for 14 yards at California ... Returned two punts for 18 yards in the season opener vs. UTEP ... Redshirted in 2002 and was a member of the offensive scout team.


High School: Parkland High School, El Paso, Texas, 2002 ... Was a Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 pick, at No. 55, and considered the top El Paso prospect ... Caught 29 passes for 954 yards and 11 TDs ... Also returned two punts for scores, and had 60 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back ... Rushed 10 times for 216 yards and two touchdowns ... More than 2,000 receiving yards and 1,200 return yards during his career ... Reported 4.39 speed ... PrepStar All-America honors as the No. 10 receiving prospect in the Midlands region ... Prep Football Report's No. 65 prospect as an All-Southwest pick ... Texas Football Lone Star All-Star first-team ... All-city and all-district honors his senior year ... Texas North-South All-Star game ...  Basketball (19.4 ppg, 11.2 rpg) and track standout with a reported 11.1 time in the 100 meters ... rated him a Top 50 receiving prospect, while Max Emfinger listed him a Top 10 national flanker and four stars ... Dave Campbell's Texas Top 300 No. 6 WR rating ... Team Texas 4A by ... Recruited widely by Big 12 and Big 10 schools ... Who's Who Among American High School Students selection.


Personal: Academic major is family studies and human development...  Lived with grandmother, Gwendolyn Craig, throughout high school ... Full name: Michael Dewayne Jefferson ... Date of birth: Dec. 28, 1982.

Jefferson’s Career Stats

Year G-GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD


2003 11-4 16 214 13.4 2 33
2004 10-3 16 249 15.6 3 47
2005 - - - - - -
2006 - - - - - -
Totals 21-7 32 463 14.5 5 47

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