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Tony Jefferson
S #22
Height:
5-11
Weight:
212
Age:
22
College:
Oklahoma
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 24 19 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2013 ARI 16 2 24 19 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Biography

Pro Career: Signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on 4/29/13 out of Oklahoma and played in all 16 games (two starts) as a rookie.

Pro Career: Signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on 4/29/13 out of Oklahoma and played in all 16 games (two starts) as a rookie.

2013: Made the team out of training camp as a rookie free agent and went on to play in all 16 games with two starts … totaled 16 tackles, one tackle for loss, two QB hits and tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles … made his NFL debut playing on special teams @ StL (9/8); recovered a Javier Arenas fumble on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter … made first career start with Cardinals beginning the game in a dime defense vs. Det (9/15); had three unassisted tackles, including one tackle for loss when he stopped Reggie Bush for a four-yard loss in the first quarter … played 55 snaps on defense and led the DBs with a career-best six tackles @ TB (9/29) … collected four solo tackles vs. Car (10/6) … led the team with two special teams tackles @ SF (10/13) … collected one special teams tackle vs. Hou (11/10) … led the team with three special teams tackles @ Ten (12/15); had QB hit in OT, helping to cause INT by Antoine Cason that led to game-winning FG … made his second career start with Rashad Johnson out with an ankle injury and recorded three tackles and one QB hit @ Sea (12/22).

College: Played in 40 games with 34 starts in three seasons at Oklahoma … declared for NFL Draft following his junior season … finished his career with 258 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight INTs and 13 passes defensed … his 258 tackles rank as the sixth-most by a defensive back in school history … was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the Associated Press and the league’s coaches as a junior in ’12 … ranked second in the conference and led the team with a career-high 119 tackles, the fourth-highest total for a defensive back in the nation … led the Big 12 with 91 tackles in conference games … added two INTs, three passes defensed, 3.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack while starting all 13 games … also earned academic All-Big 12 first team honors … played in all 13 games with 12 starts and led the team with a career-best four INTs as a sophomore … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 from the AP and coaches … ranked third on the team with 74 tackles, posted career highs with 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, and added three passes defensed and one forced fumble … was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and a first-team freshman All-American after playing in 14 games with nine starts as a true freshman in ’10 … collected 65 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, two INTs, a fumble recovery and a career-high seven passes defensed on the season … had a 22-yard INT return for a TD and recorded a sack in the Fiesta Bowl victory over UConn at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Personal: Named a USA Today All-American and was listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com after his career at Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) High School … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game … recorded 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to help his team to the San Diego Division I CIF title as a senior … also ran for 1,328 yards and 28 TDs on offense … had 77 tackles and three INTs during his junior season ... was a first-team All-State selection as a sophomore … Multidisciplinary Studies major.

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