Defensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 289
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Woodland Hills


As a Redshirt Junior (2015): An Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection ... started all 12 games ... led all lineman with 39 tackles, ranking second on the team in sacks (6.5) and third in tackles for loss (12.5) ... posted 2.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks against Richmond (9/5) ... had five tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/12), including 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sack ... notched a 0.5 sack against USF (9/19) ... had two tackles and blocked a field goal at West Virginia (9/26) ... made a huge impact against #22 Michigan (10/3), posting an interception, a forced fumble, three tackles and a sack ... posted three tackles #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... had two tackles against Penn State (10/24) ... notched career-high 3.0 tackles for loss, including a sack, at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... posted six tackles, including 2.0 TFL and a sack, against Wisconsin (11/7) ... had two tackles at #14 Michigan State (11/14), including 1.0 TFL ... totaled five tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and had a fumble recovery against Indiana (11/21).

As a Junior (2014): Started the first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury ... recorded two tackles against James Madison (8/30) ... totaled five tackles and a sack against West Virginia (9/13).

As a Sophomore (2013): Started all 13 games of the season ... posted seven tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 1.5 tackles for loss in a win over FIU (8/31) ... had four tackles, 0.5 sack and 1.5 TFL at Connecticut (9/14) ... forced a fumble, notched a sack and recorded three tackles against West Virginia (9/21) ... recorded two tackles against Wake Forest (10/19) ... in on five stops against Clemson (10/26) ... notched two sacks to go along with five tackles against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... posted six total stops against NC State (11/30).

 As a Freshman (2012): Appeared in nine games … recorded 13 tackles on the season including five tackle tackles against Georgia Tech (11/3) and Florida State (11/17) … also recovered a fumble and returned it for 28 yards against Florida State.

 At Woodland Hills High School: One of the top defensive ends in the nation … ranked as the 25th-best player in Pennsylvania by in 2010 … No. 15 on the SuperPrep Pennsylvania 32 … rated No. 40 nationally among defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. and No. 47 by in 2010 … leader on a defense that held opponents to 12.1 points per game during 2010 … recorded 16 sacks as a senior… a 2010 Class AAAA second-team all-state selection … played in consecutive WPIAL AAAA championship games at Heinz Field … participated in the “Big 33” high school football all-star game … had five sacks as a junior … also played basketball … considered Cincinnati, Iowa and Pittsburgh … coached by George Novak.

 Personal: Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. … parents are Larry and Bahiyyah Jefferson … enjoys drawing … nickname is “Q”… majoring in family science.


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