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Willie
Jefferson
#7 Defensive Lineman
Willie
Jefferson
#7 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'6
Weight 245 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-01-31 (27)
Born Beaumont, TX
School Stephen F. Austin
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 34
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 2
Sacks 10

PRO: Signed with the Riders in September, 2016…signed with the Washington Redskins in January, 2016…signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in April, 2014…signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in April, 2013.

 

2018: Started 18 regular-season games and the Western Semi-Final…registered 34 defensive tackles, six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles…had a career-high 10 quarterback sacks…added two interceptions for 146 return yards and two touchdowns…had three defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble in the playoffs…named a CFL Top Performer for Week 17…named CFL All-Star…named West Division All-Star…named Riders’ Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

 

NOTABLES:

  • Grey Cup championships: 2015
  • CFL All-Star: 2017, 2018
  • West Division All-Star: 2017, 2018
  • Riders Most Outstanding Player: 2018
  • Riders Most Outstanding Defensive Player: 2018
  • Made CFL debut June 28/14

 

COLLEGE: Spent two seasons at Stephen F. Austin (2011-12)…named 2011 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year after leading the conference with 16 quarterback sacks….played two seasons at Baylor (2009-10)…played 17 collegiate games as a tight end…had six receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2014
EDM 17 17 0 4 0 0 0
2015
EDM 18 23 0 6 0 0 3
2016
SSK 5 8 0 3 0 0 1
2017
SSK 18 45 1 8 0 1 0
2018
SSK 18 34 0 10 2 2 2
Total
76 127 1 31 2 3 6

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-15
1 TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0
06-21
2 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
3 MTL 2 0 2 0 0 1
07-05
4 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-19
6 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-28
7 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 EDM 2 0 1 0 0 0
08-19
10 CGY 3 0 1 0 0 0
08-25
11 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-02
12 WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0
09-08
13 WPG 3 0 1 1 1 0
09-15
14 OTT 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-22
15 TOR 3 0 1 0 0 0
09-30
16 MTL 2 0 1 0 0 0
10-08
17 EDM 5 0 1 1 1 0
10-13
18 WPG 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-20
19 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-27
20 BC 0 0 1 0 0 1
11-11
22 WPG 3 0 1 0 0 1
Total
37 0 11 2 2 3