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  • Thu., May. 25, 2017 2:05 PM EDT Live OTA Press Conference Head Coach John Harbaugh, S Tony Jefferson, G/T Alex Lewis, TE Dennis Pitta, and WR Breshad Perriman will address the media.
  • Thu., Jun. 01, 2017 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM EDT Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 1-3 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.
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  • Sat., Jun. 03, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 7-On-7 Tournament Prepare for the fall football season at the Ravens 7-on-7 Football Tournament presented by Under Armour!
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  • Sun., Jun. 11, 2017 12:00 PM EDT Lardarius Webb's Charity Softball Game The veteran defender will host his eighth-annual charity game on June 11 at Aberdeen’s Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lardarius Webb Foundation, supports local families through the United Way of Central Maryland.
  • Mon., Jun. 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Play Like A Raven Football Clinic The Ravens players use the offseason to prepare for next season…and you can too. Get ready for the upcoming football season this summer at a Play Like A Raven Football Clinic, presented by Under Armour!
  • Tue., Jun. 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Play Like A Raven Football Clinic The Ravens players use the offseason to prepare for next season…and you can too. Get ready for the upcoming football season this summer at a Play Like A Raven Football Clinic, presented by Under Armour!

Player Roster

Tony Jefferson
S #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
212
Age:
25
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
96
SCK
2.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 277 225 52 5.0 0 11 2 26 -- 26 1 6 3
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 NE L 21-23 10 9 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 TB W 40-7 11 9 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
3 @BUF L 18-33 9 6 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 LA L 13-17 9 9 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @SF W 33-21 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 NYJ W 28-3 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA L 6-6 4 4 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CAR L 20-30 4 4 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
10 SF W 23-20 7 7 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @MIN L 24-30 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL L 19-38 7 5 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 WAS W 31-23 7 5 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @MIA L 23-26 10 7 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 NO L 41-48 6 4 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @SEA W 34-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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

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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