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#16 Will Jefferson
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Vista Del Lago
Experience: 1 Letter
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 AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Figures prominently into the team's plans at receiver, where he was listed atop the "X" receiver group entering the season.  He caught seven passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the three main spring scrimmages (and had seven grabs for 88 yards in the first fall scrum).  One of the faster players on the team with 4.41 speed in the 40-yard dash.

2009 (Fr.)-Though practicing with the team for the first time in August drills, he worked his way up the depth chart and would play in all 12 games (including four starts (Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State).  He caught six passes for 45 yards (no touchdowns) for the year, two of which went for 10-plus yards but four earning first downs.  He had one multiple catch game, coming at Oklahoma State (2 for 13); his other receptions came against Wyoming, Kansas (where he had his long gain of 11), Missouri and Texas A&M.  He was the last recruit of the '09 class, he signed with the Buffs just two days prior to the start of fall camp (August 3), thus he did not have the luxury of working with his future teammates in summer 7-on-7 drills.  He was planning to attend Chaffey (Calif.) Junior College until a coach there helped steer him to Colorado.

HIGH SCHOOL-He earned first-team All-CIF, All-Area and All-Inland Valley League honors as a senior, when he was a dual threat as a running back and wide receiver.  He rushed 116 times for 755 yards (6.5 per carry) and four touchdowns, while hauling in 83 receptions for 1,146 yards (13.8 per catch) and 12 touchdowns; he also completed 1-of-2 passes for a 45-yard touchdown.   He set single game and season school records for receptions, receiving yards and all-purpose yards (325, 2,207),  On special teams, he averaged 17.2 yards on punt returns (4-86) and 27.5 on kickoff returns (8-220).  He was involved in 15 plays of 40 yards or longer when he touched the ball.  Defensively, he played free safety and some cornerback, racking up 69 tackles (33 solo), with 22 pass deflections, four forced fumbles, two recoveries and two interceptions (which he returned 66 yards).  Top games as a senior included a 37-34 win over his former high school, Valley View, when he rushed 14 times for 215 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown run, and seven catches for 110 yards, with a 78-yard TD burst.  In the season opener against Perris, he caught 15 balls for 231 yards and two scores, his high-yardage game of his prep career and one of six 100-plus yard games on the year.  He did not compete as a junior, as California rules dictated he sit out a year after transferring from Valley View, which was also in Moreno Valley.  As a sophomore at Valley View, he was strictly a tailback, rushing 58 times for 430 yards and seven touchdowns; he also caught six passes for 102 yards and a score in earning first-team All-Inland Valley accolades.  Vista del Lago was 5-6 his senior year under coach Ken Hedlund; Valley View was 1-9 when he was a sophomore.  He also lettered once as a prep in track (sprints), and was a CIF qualifier his senior year.

ACADEMICS-He is interested in Math as his major at Colorado, and has aspirations of becoming a teacher once he is done playing football.    He was a scholar-athlete his senior year in high school.

PERSONAL-He was born May 19, 1991 in Columbus, Ohio.  Hobbies include playing soccer and baseball, and has a knack for completing the Rubix Cube in 60 seconds or less.

Receiving High Games
Season G No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Rec Yds
2009 11 6 45 7.5 0 11 2 13
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