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A.J. Jefferson
CB #24
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Bakersfield, CA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 43 109 99 10 0 0 19 2 0 1 -- 1
2013 MIN 10 5 5 0 0 -- 1 1 0 1 1 1
2012 MIN 15 37 34 3 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 16 66 60 6 0 -- 12 1 0 0 -- 0
2010 ARI 2 1 0 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 43 1 0 0 1 1 17 -2 0 0 0 0
2013 MIN 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 15 1 0 0 -- 1 -- -2 -- 0 0 0
2011 ARI 16 -- -- 0 1 -- 17 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ARI 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 43 16 397 24.8 51 0 13 1 0 1
2013 MIN 10 1 21 21 21 0 1 0 0 0
2012 MIN 15 1 20 20 20 0 1 0 0 1
2011 ARI 16 14 356 25.4 51 0 11 1 0 0
2010 ARI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (2/0-Ariz.), 2011 (16/7-Ariz.), 2012 (15/7, 1/1-Minn). Total-33/14, 1/1 (15/7, 1/1-Minn., 18/7-Ariz.)

  • • Acquired by Vikings in trade as teams made final roster cuts following 2012 preseason. 
  • • Started 7 games with Vikings in his 1st season with the club in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in public relations at Fresno State...Supports breast cancer charities...Has worked with training self defense dogs.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (2/0-Ariz.), 2011 (16/7-Ariz.), 2012 (15/7, 1/1-Minn). Total-33/14, 1/1 (15/7, 1/1-Minn., 18/7-Ariz.)

  • • Acquired by Vikings in trade as teams made final roster cuts following 2012 preseason. 
  • • Started 7 games with Vikings in his 1st season with the club in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in public relations at Fresno State...Supports breast cancer charities...Has worked with training self defense dogs.

PRO Matched his career-high with 7 starts during the 2012 regular season with the Vikings and started his 1st career playoff game in Wild Card matchup at Green Bay...Joined Vikings via trade with Arizona following the 2012 preseason...Started 7 games in 2011 with Arizona...Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Arizona in 2010 and saw time in 2 games as a rookie.

2012 Saw action in 15 regular season games with 7 starts and started the Wild Card playoff game...Matched career-high with 7 starts and saw 1st career playoff action...Inactive for season opener after being acquired late in preseason in trade with Arizona...Had season-best 5 tackles in a pair of games, at Seattle (11/4) and at Green Bay (12/2), where all 5 tackles were solo stops...Had 2 passes defensed in 4 games during the season...Recovered a fumble at Houston (12/23).

2011 Started opening 7 games of the season...Spent time as a KO return man, taking back 14 kicks during the season...Had career-best 51-yard KO return at Seattle (9/25)...Posted 1st career INT at Philadelphia (11/13) when he snared a Michael Vick pass on the final drive of the game to seal the win for Arizona...Had season-high 8 tackles in games at Seattle (9/25) and at Minnesota (10/9).

2010 earned spot on Arizona’s 53-man roster coming out of preseason...Was inactive for the opening 3 games of the season...Moved between Cardinals active roster and practice squad, re-joining 53-man roster on 10/26...Played in 1st career game at Kansas City (11/21) and played following week vs. San Francisco (11/29).

COLLEGE  Saw time in 45 career games for Bulldogs with 18 starts...Had 3 career KOR TDs...Led nation in 2007 with 35.8-yard KOR average...Started all 12 games as a senior...Earned WAC Special Teams Player of the Week 3 times in 2007

PREP  Standout at West Bakerfield High did not play football until his junior year...As WR and DB he helped squad go 12-1 and win section title as a senior.

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