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D.C. Jefferson | Tight End

Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 240

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Cardinals selected Rutgers TE D.C. Jefferson with the No. 219 overall pick.
Jefferson (6-foot-6, 255) never exceeded 20 receptions in a college season, and scored just two career touchdowns. A long-armed (34 1/4") blocking tight end, Jefferson ran forty times of 4.97 and 5.00 at his March 28 Pro Day. He's not a short- or long-term threat to Rob Housler. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:11:00 PM

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Rutgers TE D.C. Jefferson might have injured his pectoral muscle while completing the bench press at the Combine.

Jefferson only managed three reps and was being attended to after the event. He usually completes around 20 reps of the 225 pound bench press. Jefferson is still learning to be a receiver, but his willingness to block stands out.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Rutgers senior TE D.C. Jefferson will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Jefferson is likely draftable on his frame alone, but the senior could really improve his evaluation with a consistent week. He only recorded 18 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown, most of which occurred in the red zone, but Jefferson's blend of height and athletic ability is intriguing.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 12:33:00 PM

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."

Just look at Cignetti's last stop to see the importance of the tight end.  At Pitt, Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham were both good tight ends and Jefferson has a nice blend of their skill sets.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 03:27:00 PM

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."

Jefferson has all the talent in the world but has not turned it into any production. Under the new regime, he will definitely be one to watch this spring.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 10:00:00 PM

Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson has been slowed in recent weeks do to an ankle injury.

Jefferson was a sleeper tight end heading into the season, but simply hasn't materialized into a threat as of yet.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010 01:30:00 PM

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."

Jefferson has the size and talent, he just needs to put it all together.  Hold off on using him for fantasy purposes until we start to see signs that he's emerged.
Thu, Sep 9, 2010 01:45:00 PM

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."

If it's possible for a fantasy player to be gaining steam during practice then Jefferson may be doing just that. Some of this is the dearth of talent nationally at the TE spot, but part of it is the expectation that a great athlete is becoming more accustomed to a position where he'll have plenty of opportunities to make plays.
Sun, Aug 8, 2010 12:30:00 AM

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." 

Jefferson was an intriguing quarterback prospect until Tom Savage proved himself to be an outstanding quarterback. With another year to learn the intricacies of playing TE, it's expected that the athletic Jefferson could create a whole bunch of mismatch issues for opposing defenses.
Thu, Aug 5, 2010 04:00:00 PM

Rutgers has listed quarterback-turned-tight end D.C. Jefferson as its starter at the tight end spot.

Jefferson, a very intriguing athlete, is a starting consideration in Big East leagues only. However he's definitely one to watch. Shamar Graves will likely take a hit as a fantasy option.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 09:15:00 PM

According to Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, quarterback D.C. Jefferson is still "in the mix" for the starting quarterback job. 

Jefferson is currently competing with Dom Natale, Jabu Lovelace and freshman Tom Savage for the job.  Natale seems to be the front runner right now. 
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 04:00:00 PM

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.

Jefferson, a redshirt freshman, brings a cannon arm to the table. Factor in his 6'6" size and we're reminded of former Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman. Granted with the two seniors above him on the depth chart and the arrival of highly-touted Tom Savage in the summer there is no guarantee that Jefferson will even emerge as the backup. But if you're looking for a possible keeper then this youngster should definitely receive consideration.
Mon, Mar 9, 2009 12:00:00 PM