Junior DJ Ward expected to be among the nation's top wide outs in 2013
All-America defensive end becomes third Lumberjack to sign
13 Lumberjacks receive CSM All-Southland honors
SFA lands three first-team selections on offense and defense
Lumberjacks keep Chief Caddo for fourth consecutive season
Ford Stadium - Dallas, Texas Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
2011 Second-Team Sports Network All-America
2011 Second-Team College Sports Madness FCS All-America
2011 Third-Team Phil Steele's Magazine All-America
2011 Third-Team Beyond College Sports All-America
2011 Honorable Mention CSN Fabulous 50 All-America
2011 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year
2011 (Junior): A second-team College Sports Madness FCS All-American ... CSN Fabulous 50 Honorable Mention All-America ... Named SLC Newcomer of the Year ... Two-time SLC Defensive Player of the Week ... Appeared in all 11 games recording 29 total tackles, including 19 solo stops, and 15 sacks for 114 yards in losses ... Picked off two passes which he returned for scores ... Broke up three passes ... Finished first in the Southland Conference, and fourth nationally with 15 sacks ... Set a new school record with 4.5 sacks against McNeese State ... Also picked off a pass in the end zone for a touchdown against the Cowboys ... Was named national defensive player of the week following his performance against McNeese State ... Had a season-high six solo tackles, including a conference record five sacks, at Northwestern State ... Picked off a pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown against McMurry ... Also caught three two-point conversions against the War Hawks.
2009 (True Freshman): Played in all 12 games... saw action as receiver in 11 of 12 games and earned one start... Earned first collegiate letter... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009... Totaled five receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown on season, also made one tackle on special teams... Caught touchdown pass on first career reception in win over Northwestern State in third game... Had five games with one reception each, with a career-long of 36 yards at Iowa State in sixth game... Had one catch and made one solo tackle vs. No. 19 Oklahoma in fifth game... Made career-first start in season finale vs. Texas Tech, no receptions.
High School: Two-sport star at Ozen High School ... Named second-team 4A all-state as a senior ... First-team All-District 20-4 selection and Port Arthur News Super Team selection at wide receiver as senior ... Credited with 13 receptions for 130 yards as junior in 2007... Scored 11 touchdowns on junior varsity as sophomore in 2006.
Personal:Son of Willie and Marion Jefferson ... Born Jan. 31, 1991, in Beaumont, Texas... Majoring in health science studies.