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    Dustin Jefferson
    53 Dustin Jefferson
    Hometown:
    Kankakee, Ill.

    High School:
    Kankakee

    Weight:
    240

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    01/18/1988

    2010 (Senior): Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... Had 11 tackles and one forced fumble on the season ... Matched his career high with two solo tackles and a forced fumble at Michigan ... Posted one tackle in helping Illini defense hold Purdue to 205 yards of total offense ... Had two tackles in win over Indiana ... Recorded a career-best three tackles in win at Penn State ... Tallied his first tackle of the season against Ohio State.

    2009 (Junior): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, talying three tackles on the season ... Had a season-high with two tackles at Minnesota ... Also recorded a tackle vs. Fresno State in the season finale.

    2008 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of 12 games, and logged 79 special teams plays and five tackles on the season ... Forced a fumble against Michigan on kickoff coverage, along with two solo tackles.

    2007 (RS Freshman): Member of UI squad.

    2006 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2006 season.

    High School: Illinois High School Coaches Association first-team All-State ... Chicago Tribune special mention All-State ... Champaign News-Gazette special-mention All-State ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 All-Area ... First-team All-SICA Green Conference ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Illinois and 64th-best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Four-year varsity starter ... Played in nine games, posting 101 tackles, 55 solo tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his senior year ... Recorded 113 tackles and five sacks as a junior ... Recorded the fourth fastest 40-yard dash time among LBs at the Ann Arbor NIKE Training Camp ... Selected to play in the Illinois Shriners All-State game ... Also ran track ... Was a state qualifier in the 4x200 and discus in junior year ... Coached by his dad, Ira Jefferson, in high school ... Chose Illinois over Iowa, Northern Illinois and Ball State.

    Personal: Full given name is Dustin Thomas Jefferson ... Born Jan. 18, 1988 ... Son of Karla and Ira Jefferson ... Father played football at Eastern Illinois and is the assistant coach at Champaign Central High School ... Majored in sociology ... Wants to be a high school history teacher after college.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 3, at Penn State, 10/9/10
    Solos: 2, three times (last at Michigan 11/6/10)
    Forced Fumble: 1, twice (last at Michigan, 11/6/10)


    Jefferson's Statistics:

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2007 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2008 2 3 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2009 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2010 5 6 11 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    TOTALS 9 10 19 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0



    Jefferson's Game-By-Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

    (updated 8/6/10)

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