Is set to take over the starting fullback duties after serving as the No. 2 man the past two seasons … A physical player with plenty of experience … Will hit defenders every chance he gets … Understands the offense and what defenses are doing … Continues to improve as a receiver … Excels in the weight room and the classroom … Also plays an important role on special teams.
2008: Had a carry for 2 yards against ECU … Played six snaps at fullback in the North Carolina game … Worked 14 offensive plays against Nebraska … Saw some action at fullback and on special teams at BC … Caught an 8-yard pass during the FSU game … Was in on 14 plays at fullback against Maryland … Played nine snaps on offense in the Duke game … Picked up 9 yards on a pass reception against Virginia … Had five plays at fullback against BC in the ACC title game … Caught a pass for a 2-yard gain against Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl … Registered Super Iron Hokie numbers during off-season testing … Reached personal bests in three of the four major lifts, including a 346-pound jerk … Headed into spring practice as the leading candidate for the fullback duties … Scored on a 1-yard plunge during the final full scrimmage … Caught a pass for an 11-yard gain during the Maroon-White game.
2007: Played in eight games … No. 2 at fullback … Saw action on one offensive play against ECU in the opening game … Made his first collegiate pass reception with a 2-yard grab against Ohio … Got five snaps at fullback against W&M and two at Duke … Picked up a carry on seven offensive snaps at GT … Played three downs at fullback against Miami … Turned in a 35-inch vertical jump during off-season workouts … Hauled in an 11-yard pass in one of the spring scrimmages … Moved to the top of the depth chart.
2006: Picked up some limited snaps during early-season games against Northeastern, UNC and Duke … Was in for four snaps in the Southern Miss game … Got five snaps on short-yardage situations against Clemson … Got his first collegiate carry against Virginia and picked up 3 yards … Broke a tackle on that play … Was an Iron Hokie during the off-season program … Bench pressed 390 pounds and had a back squat of 535.
2005: Was redshirted while working as a fullback … Turned in a 500-pound back squat during spring strength and conditioning testing … Had one carry in the spring game for a loss of a yard.
High School: Averaged nearly 11 yards per carry as a fullback for Coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha … Also excelled on defense, posting 111 tackles and nine sacks as a linebacker … Won the Charles Mann Good Samaritan Defensive Player of the Year Award … Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a linebacker … Led team to a 10-1 record and a second straight WCAC title … Team finished ranked among the top 25 in the nation by USA Today … Rated the No. 9 fullback in the nation and the No. 12 player in Maryland by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 11 player in the state of Maryland by scout.com … Rated the No. 6 fullback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com … Ranked the No. 16 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 41 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report … Wrestled for three seasons.
Personal: Kenneth Neill Jefferson … Born 7/9/87 in St. Petersburg, FL … Son of Ken and Tania Jefferson … Has graduated with a degree in economics.