KJ Jefferson - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#1 KJ Jefferson

QB | R-Jr | 6-3 | 245 | Sardis, Miss. | North Panola HS

2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2020 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in five games, making one start … Completed 20-of-41 (48.8%) passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns … Rushed 28 times for 67 yards (2.4 ypc) and scored two touchdowns … Saw first action of the season in the second half of the season opener against Georgia (Sept. 26), playing nine snaps and completing 1-of-2 passes for three yards and rushing for 16 yards … Played two snaps at Mississippi State (Oct. 3) rushing twice … Scored first rushing touchdown of the season on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter at Florida (Nov. 14), seeing action in nine snaps … Made his first start of the year and set multiple career marks, completing 18-of-33 passes for 274 yards with three touchdowns and also ran 13 times for 32 yards and a touchdown at Missouri (Dec. 5) … Completed his first career touchdown pass in the first quarter, a 2-yard completion to tight end Blake Kern … Hooked up with wide receiver Treylon Burks for a 68-yard touchdown pass, the longest throw of his career … Registered the most passing yards by a Razorback freshman quarterback since 2008 … Became the first Arkansas quarterback since 2010 to throw for at least 270 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for a score … First Razorback quarterback to throw for two or more touchdowns and rush for a score in SEC play since 2017 … Engineered an offense that posted 566 total yards, Arkansas’ highest total since 2016 … Played a career-high 87 snaps … Played 21 snaps coming off the bench in the season finale against Alabama (Dec. 12), completing 1-of-6 passes for 18 yards and rushing six times for 11 yards … According to Pro Football Focus, played 128 snaps and received a 57.1 passing grade.

2019 (FRESHMAN): Played in three games, starting one, as a true freshman for the Razorbacks in 2019 … Appeared in games against Mississippi State (Nov. 2) and Western Kentucky (Nov. 9), before making his first collegiate start at LSU on Nov. 23 … Made his debut against the Bulldogs and immediately made his presence known, rushing for 21 yards on his first snap … After a 32-yard pass to Treylon Burks, Jefferson completed his first collegiate drive (four plays, 75 yards) with a five-yard touchdown run … Saw 40 snaps against WKU, throwing for 60 yards on 6-of-15 passing, while rushing for 32 yards on 16 carries, scoring on a two-yard run … Started against the top-ranked Tigers, going 7-of-14 for 105 yards passing in Baton Rouge … First 100-yard passing game by an Arkansas QB since Oct. 19 against Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN … Rated as the fourth-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports … Slotted as the 12th overall player in the state of Mississippi by Rivals … Placed in the Rivals Top 250 at No. 248 … Four-year varsity letterwinner in football and basketball at North Panola High School in Sardis, Mississippi … Helped the Cougars to the Mississippi state 3A semifinals, finishing the 2018 campaign with a 12-2 overall record … Racked up 3,180 yards through the air on 166 of 275 passing in 14 games for a .604 completion percentage … Averaged 227.1 yards per game, 19.2 per reception, with 37 passing touchdowns … Second on the team in rushing by 40 yards, carrying the ball 115 times for 916 yards and seven touchdowns … Played in the 2018 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Game on Dec. 17 and set to play for USA Football in the 2019 International Bowl … Back-to-back years throwing for 3,000+ yards, also doing so in 2017 … Totaled 3,028 yards on 150 of 236 passing as the starting QB for the Cougars as a junior … Tossed 36 touchdowns and three interceptions for a .636 completion percentage, averaging 216.3 yards per game … Had a career year on the ground, rushing for 1,325 yards on 139 carries, scoring eight times with six games over 100 yards rushing … Dropped the state semifinal game, completing 2017 with a 13-1 mark … Completed his high school career with 40 wins, 9,582 passing yards, 2,922 rushing yards and 143 total touchdowns, including 119 passing … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Baylor and others.

PERSONAL: Born May 20, 2001 … Son of Katorie and James Moore … Has one sibling, Jakaelyn