Dec 01, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Tony Jefferson (1) plays defense during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Oklahoma won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma Sooners: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 213 pounds

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40 Yard Dash: 4.75

Bench Press: 16

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2012 Stats

G Int. Yards TD Int./G
13 2 14 0 0.15
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 90 29 119 9.15
Tackles For Loss
13 3.5 7 0.27
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 0.5 3 0.04
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 3 0 0 0

Career Highlights (via OU athletics site)

Started all 13 games at free safety … named All-America Second Team by the Associated Press, and … named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches … named Academic All-Big 12 First Team … ranked second in the Big 12 and led the team with 119 total tackles, the fourth-highest total in the nation by a defensive back this season … led the Big 12 in total tackles in conference games with 91 stops … also led the team in solo tackles and assisted tackles … has reached double digits in tackles in seven games .. tallied a career-high 14 tackles against both Kansas State and


Honorable mention All-Big 12 by AP and coaches … led the team with four interceptions … third on the team with 74 tackles … fourth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss … started 12 of 13 games … career high three tackles for loss vs. Florida State as he finished with a team-high eight tackles … tied an OU single-game record with three interceptions vs. Ball State … picks ended three consecutive BSU drives … had an interception and a sack vs. Texas … tied for a team-high six tackles vs. Kansas State including one sack … ended the regular season with nine tackles at Oklahoma State … had nine games with at least five tackles.

Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year … first team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and … started nine of 14 games as a fifth defensive back … had a career-high 12 tackles at Cincinnati … broke up three passes against Florida State … had one sack vs. Nebraska … recovered a fumble against Missouri … picked off a pass at Baylor … had a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl victory.

Career Stats

Season G-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FC FR PBU
2010 14-9 44 21 65 7.0-25 2.0-14 2-22 0 1-6 7
2011 13-12 51 23 74 7.5-43 4.5-37 4-16 1 0 3
2012 13-13 85 34 119 3.5-7 0.5-3 2-14 0 0 3
Career 40-34 180 78 258 18.0-75 7.0-54 8-52 1 1-6 13

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Jefferson has been a great performer ever since he stepped on campus for the Sooners, earning Freshman All-American honors in 2010 and following it up with an excellent sophomore campaign. Continues to progress overall as a player, racking up 65 total tackles as a freshman and 74 as a sophomore, while totaling 14.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, six interceptions, and 10 passes broken up. Always around the ball and knows how to read plays, and his fantastic closing speed allows him to make a ton of plays in the backfield, more than most safeties especially those his age. Takes great angles on his tackles and really makes people pay for holding on to the ball in his general vicinity. One of the top safeties in the country and should continue to progress as a fantastic young player.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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