Rutgers TE D.C. Jefferson might have injured his pectoral muscle while completing the bench press at the Combine.
Rutgers senior TE D.C. Jefferson will attend the East-West Shrine Game.
In an interview with ESPN, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano talked about how impressive tight end D.C. Jefferson was physically and how he was to play an important role in Frank Cignetti's offense. "... we really need him to become a key performer for us -- a clutch performer is probably a better way to say it -- and he's capable of it. And especially in this offense, because the tight end is such a big part of it."
When D.C. Jefferson came to Rutgers, he was a strong-armed dual-threat quarterback, but he now resides at tight end. Under new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, Jefferson could finally breakout. Angelichio says "In our offense, tight end is a focal point and someone you need to be successful for the offense to run." And about Jefferson, "Obviously, he has impressive physical characteristics. He can run and do some things."
Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson has been slowed in recent weeks do to an ankle injury.
Despite only catching one pass last week, the Rutgers coaching staff still believes in tight end D.C. Jefferson. "I think sky's the limit as long as he stays committed to what he's doing," coach Greg Schiano said. "There's no telling how good he can be."
Tom Luicci of The Star-Ledger reports that Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson "made several nice catches as he continues to look more comfortable one year after switching from quarterback."
Tom Luicci of The Star-Ledger asks and answers some pressing questions heading into Rutgers camp. While he notes that Scarlet Knights have their work cut out for the them on the offensive line, he does believe that tight end D.C. Jefferson "can be an impact player."
Rutgers has listed quarterback-turned-tight end D.C. Jefferson as its starter at the tight end spot.
According to Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, quarterback D.C. Jefferson is still "in the mix" for the starting quarterback job.
Though Rutgers has quarterbacks Jabu Lovelace and Dom Natale listed atop the depth chart, coach Greg Schiano believes that D.C. Jefferson has a shot to emerge as the Scarlet Knights' starter.