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Brad Jefferson
Brad Jefferson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wrightsville, Ga.

High School:
Johnson County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 244

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
03/22/1989



Should contend for All-ACC honors in 2010... a leader of the Yellow Jacket defense... embarking on his first season in a 3-4 defense... has played in 37 career games and started 17 times at inside linebacker... one of the hardest hitters and one of the strongest players on the team... endured an injury-plagued sophomore season in 2008... has 129 career tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss.

2009 (Junior)
Honorable mention All-ACC... recorded a team-high 95 tackles after earning just 24 tackles the previous season... ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0)... forced two fumbles and had two pass break-ups... produced a career-high 11 tackles and a tackle-for-loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... recorded a team-high nine tackles and a tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 14)... had eight tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... recorded nine tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... Tech's nominee for ACC defender of the week after recording six tackles and two tackles for loss in the 34-9 win at Virginia (Oct. 24)... had eight tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... recorded nine tackles at Florida State (Oct. 10)... had the first two fumble recoveries of his career, had eight tackles, seven solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... was named the ACC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance... recorded five tackles and a career-high two pass break-ups in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5).

2008 (Sophomore)
Started at inside linebacker when healthy... was the starter in the season opener then missed four games because of a dislocated wrist... spent four games as a back-up at ILB... resumed his starting role at North Carolina (Nov. 8)... returned to form at Georgia (Nov. 29) when he had six tackles and a pass break-up... tied for the team lead in tackles (6) and had five solo tackles at UNC... had a pair of tackles at Clemson (Oct. 18)... returned to action vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11) after missing nearly one month of action... had a pair of solo tackles including a tackle-for-loss against the Runnin' Bulldogs... a quarterback of sorts for the defense... exceptionally strong player who made an immediate impact last season as a true freshman... highly-touted out of high school, Jefferson was a key reserve at linebacker and played on a variety of special teams in 2007... a standout in the April 19 T-Day Game with five tackles and a sack... was one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2007.

2007 (Freshman)
Played in all 12 regular season games as a true freshman... collected 10 tackles on the season including five solo tackles... recorded a solo tackle in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... played extremely well in the win over Clemson (Sept. 29) with three total tackles including one unassisted... had two solo tackles in the win over Army (Oct. 20)... recorded an unassisted tackle in the victory vs. North Carolina (Nov. 17).

High School
PrepStar all-region selection... first-team all-state honoree in Class A as a senior and an honorable mention as a junior... had 78 tackles with 12 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks as a senior at Johnson County High... caused four fumbles and recovered five, including one for a touchdown... blocked a punt for a TD ... on offense he had 32 rushing attempts for 196 yards and one touchdown, and 12 receptions for 235 yards and two TDs, plus three two-point conversions... coached by Bill Bonds at Johnson County High.

  • No. 12 weak-side linebacker in the nation (Scout.com)
  • No. 19 middle linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com)
  • No. 22 overall prospect in Georgia (SuperPrep)
  • No. 26 overall prospect in Georgia (Rivals.com ans Scout.com)
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 50 in Georgia
  • Macon Telegraph Georgia Top 50

    Personal
    Full name is Brad Jarrell Jefferson... parents are Brady and Sylvia Jefferson... born March 22, 1989.

    Career Statistics (at Georgia Tech only)
    Year G-GS P-A TKL TFL SCK FC FR INT PB
    2010 12-12 46-32 78 7.5-44 4.0-29 1 1 0 0
    2009 14-14 45-50 95 8.0-19 0 2 0 0 2
    2008 9-3 16-8 24 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 1
    2007 12-0 5-5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 49-29 112-95 207 16.5-64 4.0-29 3 1 0 3

    CAREER HIGHS
    Tackles: 11, three times
    TFL: 2.0 three times, last vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010
    Sacks: 2.0 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010; 2.0 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010
    FC: 2 at Mississippi State, Oct. 3, 2009
    FR: 1 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010
    PB: 2 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009

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