2009: Played in six games and had two starts ... Had 161 total snaps with a season-best 52 against Troy ... Earned four winning grades from the coaches ... Finished the year with 11 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown ... Caught two passes for 21 yards against Maryland for his first career receptions ... Added two receptions at North Texas ... Registered seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown against Troy ... Went out early in the Mississippi State game with a foot injury ... Had surgery in late October and missed the rest of the season.
High School: Voted the Division II-AA Mr. Football Back of the Year ... Rated the 22nd best player in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... Also named to the All-Midstate team ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played quarterback and defensive back for The Ensworth School ... Completed 53 of 108 passes for 1,031 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 1,324 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year ... Had a 8.17 yard per carry average in 2008 ... Rushed for 150 or more yards five times, including his last three in a row ... Had 200 yards rushing in a win over Bell Academy to go with 118 yards passing ... During his high school career he rushed for 3,227 yards and 48 touchdowns while totaling 4,404 yards of total offense ... He also added three touchdowns on punt returns and two scores by receptions ... Owns the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game (four), passing touchdowns in a game (four), longest punt return (81 yards), rushing touchdowns in a season (25), points in a season (158) and interceptions in a season (five) ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played football for Coach Ricky Bowers ... Runs a 4.5 40.
Full Name: Tavarres Shijuan Jefferson ... Parent: Zenia Dawson ... Born: 9/5/90.