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Tony Jefferson
S #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
212
Age:
26
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
79
SCK
2.5
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 356 281 75 7.5 0 13 3 39 -- 26 1 7 3
2017 BAL 16 16 79 56 23 2.5 -- 2 1 13 13 13 0 1 --
2016 ARI 15 14 96 78 18 2.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2
2015 ARI 16 7 78 58 20 2.0 0 5 2 26 13 26 1 3 --
2014 ARI 16 8 79 70 9 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 ARI 16 2 24 19 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CIN W 20-0 9 5 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 CLE W 24-10 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @JAX L 7-44 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 PIT L 9-26 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @OAK W 30-17 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CHI L 24-27 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @MIN L 16-24 5 1 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 MIA W 40-0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @TEN L 20-23 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @GB W 23-0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 HOU W 23-16 3 2 1 0.0 -- 1 1 13 13 13 0 0 --
13 DET W 44-20 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PIT L 38-39 11 8 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @CLE W 27-10 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
16 IND W 23-16 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 CIN L 27-31 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Key Transactions

  • Signed with the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent on 3/9/17
  • Originally signed with Arizona as a RFA on 4/29/13

Career Highlights

  • Entering 2017, Jefferson has posted 260 tackles (211 solo), 20 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 2 INTs (one returned for a touchdown), 11 PD, 6 FF and 3 FR
  • In 2016, appeared in 15 games (14 starts), recording a team-high 92 tackles (74 solo), 2 sacks, 5 PD, 2 FFs and 2 FRs
  • In 2016, Jefferson’s 13 tackles for loss led all NFL defensive backs (Landon Collins was next with 9)...In addition, the 13 TFL rank as the NFL’s most by a defensive back in a single season since the stat began being tracked in 2008
  • Appeared in all 16 games for Arizona in each of his first three seasons (2013-15)...The only contest he missed during his Cardinals career came in the 2016 finale after he was placed on Injured Reserve (knee)

Personal

  • Jefferson’s father, Tony Sr., was an Olympic boxer in the 1980s, while Jefferson Jr. boxed when in middle school
  • With his longtime girlfriend, Jenel, has a son, Tony Jefferson III (2)

Season Recaps

2016: (Arizona Cardinals– 15/14)

  • Posted a team-leading 92 stops (74 solo), 2 sacks, 5 PD, 2 FFs and 2 FRs for the NFL’s second-ranked defense (305.2 ypg)
  • Recorded 13 TFL, which ranked as the NFL’s most by a defensive back in a single season since the stat began being tracked in 2008
  • Tallied a team-high 10 tackles (7 solo) and 2 TFL at Mia. (12/11)
  • Posted 4 tackles (all solo), 1 PD and 1 FF (which he also recovered) at Car. (10/30)
  • Registered 9 tackles, 1 FF and 1 sack at Buf. (9/25)
  • Produced a career-high-tying 11 stops and 1 FR in a 40-7 win vs. TB (9/18)
  • Tallied a team-leading 10 tackles (9 solo), and 2 TFL in the season opener vs. NE (9/11)

2015: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/7, 2/2)

  • Registered 74 tackles (55 solo), 2 INTs (1 of which he returned for a TD), 5 PD, 4 TFL, 2 sacks and 3 FFs, helping the Cardinals capture the NFC West Division title
  • Posted 7 stops (6 solo) and 1 special teams tackle vs. Sea. (1/3/16)
  • Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 FF and 1 sack (-10 yards) at SF (11/29)
  • Produced a team-best 11 tackles (7 solo) and a career-high 2 FF at Det. (10/11)
  • Scored his first-career TD on a 26-yard INT return, adding a team-leading 9 stops (all solo) at Chi. (9/20)

2014: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/8, 1/1)

  • Finished third for the Cardinals’ defense with 76 tackles (67 solo), 1 FF, 1 sack and 1 PD
  • Notched 7 tackles in the Wild Card at Car. (1/3/15)
  • Recorded 7 solo stops and 1 FF vs. Sea. (12/21)
  • Established a career high with 11 tackles (since tied), also netting 1 PD in a 24-20 win vs. Phi. (10/26)
  • Registered his first-career double-digit tackle effort (10) in a 23-14 win vs. SF (9/21)

2013: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/2)

  • Registered 18 tackles (15 solo), 1 FR and 6 special teams stops as a rookie as part of the league’s top-ranked run defense (84.4 ypg)
  • Started and tallied 4 tackles in a 17-10 win vs. Sea. (12/22)
  • Produced a season-best 7 stops (6 solo) in a 13-10 victory vs. TB (9/29)
  • Made both his first-career start and his first-career tackle, finishing with 3 solo stops vs. Det. (9/13)

College

  • Appeared in 40 games (34 starts) at Oklahoma, finishing with 258 tackles, 18 TFL, 7 sacks, 8 INTs and 13 PD...Jefferson’s 258 tackles ranked as the sixth-most by a defensive back in school history, despite only playing three seasons
  • Earned second-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press as a junior in 2012 after posting a team-leading 119 tackles, the fourth-highest total for a defensive back in the nation...Also earned first-team All-Academic Big-12 honors
  • Led the team with a career-best 4 INTs as a sophomore in 2011, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 from the Associated Press and coaches...Posted 74 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 3 PD
  • Tabbed the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and was a first-team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com after recording 65 tackles (44 solo), 7 PD and 2 sacks in 2010...Also recorded 2 thefts, one of which he returned 22 yards for a TD in the Fiesta Bowl

High School

  • Prepped at Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA), where he was named a USA Today All-American and was listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com
  • Recorded 88 tackles, 12 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FFs and 2 FRs, leading his team to the San Diego Division I CIF title as a senior...Also played on offense, where he registered 1,328 rushing yards and 28 TDs
  • Posted 77 tackles and 3 INTs as a junior in 2007
  • Earned first-team All-State honors as a sophomore

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Key Transactions

  • Signed with the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent on 3/9/17
  • Originally signed with Arizona as a RFA on 4/29/13

Career Highlights

  • Entering 2017, Jefferson has posted 260 tackles (211 solo), 20 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 2 INTs (one returned for a touchdown), 11 PD, 6 FF and 3 FR
  • In 2016, appeared in 15 games (14 starts), recording a team-high 92 tackles (74 solo), 2 sacks, 5 PD, 2 FFs and 2 FRs
  • In 2016, Jefferson’s 13 tackles for loss led all NFL defensive backs (Landon Collins was next with 9)...In addition, the 13 TFL rank as the NFL’s most by a defensive back in a single season since the stat began being tracked in 2008
  • Appeared in all 16 games for Arizona in each of his first three seasons (2013-15)...The only contest he missed during his Cardinals career came in the 2016 finale after he was placed on Injured Reserve (knee)

Personal

  • Jefferson’s father, Tony Sr., was an Olympic boxer in the 1980s, while Jefferson Jr. boxed when in middle school
  • With his longtime girlfriend, Jenel, has a son, Tony Jefferson III (2)

Season Recaps

2016: (Arizona Cardinals– 15/14)

  • Posted a team-leading 92 stops (74 solo), 2 sacks, 5 PD, 2 FFs and 2 FRs for the NFL’s second-ranked defense (305.2 ypg)
  • Recorded 13 TFL, which ranked as the NFL’s most by a defensive back in a single season since the stat began being tracked in 2008
  • Tallied a team-high 10 tackles (7 solo) and 2 TFL at Mia. (12/11)
  • Posted 4 tackles (all solo), 1 PD and 1 FF (which he also recovered) at Car. (10/30)
  • Registered 9 tackles, 1 FF and 1 sack at Buf. (9/25)
  • Produced a career-high-tying 11 stops and 1 FR in a 40-7 win vs. TB (9/18)
  • Tallied a team-leading 10 tackles (9 solo), and 2 TFL in the season opener vs. NE (9/11)

2015: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/7, 2/2)

  • Registered 74 tackles (55 solo), 2 INTs (1 of which he returned for a TD), 5 PD, 4 TFL, 2 sacks and 3 FFs, helping the Cardinals capture the NFC West Division title
  • Posted 7 stops (6 solo) and 1 special teams tackle vs. Sea. (1/3/16)
  • Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 FF and 1 sack (-10 yards) at SF (11/29)
  • Produced a team-best 11 tackles (7 solo) and a career-high 2 FF at Det. (10/11)
  • Scored his first-career TD on a 26-yard INT return, adding a team-leading 9 stops (all solo) at Chi. (9/20)

2014: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/8, 1/1)

  • Finished third for the Cardinals’ defense with 76 tackles (67 solo), 1 FF, 1 sack and 1 PD
  • Notched 7 tackles in the Wild Card at Car. (1/3/15)
  • Recorded 7 solo stops and 1 FF vs. Sea. (12/21)
  • Established a career high with 11 tackles (since tied), also netting 1 PD in a 24-20 win vs. Phi. (10/26)
  • Registered his first-career double-digit tackle effort (10) in a 23-14 win vs. SF (9/21)

2013: (Arizona Cardinals– 16/2)

  • Registered 18 tackles (15 solo), 1 FR and 6 special teams stops as a rookie as part of the league’s top-ranked run defense (84.4 ypg)
  • Started and tallied 4 tackles in a 17-10 win vs. Sea. (12/22)
  • Produced a season-best 7 stops (6 solo) in a 13-10 victory vs. TB (9/29)
  • Made both his first-career start and his first-career tackle, finishing with 3 solo stops vs. Det. (9/13)

College

  • Appeared in 40 games (34 starts) at Oklahoma, finishing with 258 tackles, 18 TFL, 7 sacks, 8 INTs and 13 PD...Jefferson’s 258 tackles ranked as the sixth-most by a defensive back in school history, despite only playing three seasons
  • Earned second-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press as a junior in 2012 after posting a team-leading 119 tackles, the fourth-highest total for a defensive back in the nation...Also earned first-team All-Academic Big-12 honors
  • Led the team with a career-best 4 INTs as a sophomore in 2011, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 from the Associated Press and coaches...Posted 74 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 3 PD
  • Tabbed the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and was a first-team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com after recording 65 tackles (44 solo), 7 PD and 2 sacks in 2010...Also recorded 2 thefts, one of which he returned 22 yards for a TD in the Fiesta Bowl

High School

  • Prepped at Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA), where he was named a USA Today All-American and was listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com
  • Recorded 88 tackles, 12 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FFs and 2 FRs, leading his team to the San Diego Division I CIF title as a senior...Also played on offense, where he registered 1,328 rushing yards and 28 TDs
  • Posted 77 tackles and 3 INTs as a junior in 2007
  • Earned first-team All-State honors as a sophomore
 

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