Jackson Jeffcoat (born December 26, 1990) is a Canadian football defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin as a defensive end. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and also played for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.
Jeffcoat with the Washington Redskins in 2015
|No. 94 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Born:||December 26, 1990|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Plano (TX) West|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
Born in Dallas, Texas, while his father, Jim Jeffcoat, played for the Dallas Cowboys, Jeffcoat attended Plano West Senior High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-state defensive end. Over his final three seasons, he recorded 259 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 56 TFL, 42 pressures, four PBU, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two blocked kicks, and a touchdown. He was named a High School All-American by USA Today, Parade, and EA Sports. He was selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Jeffcoat attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2010 to 2013.
2014 NFL CombineEdit
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|33 7⁄8 in
|9 5⁄8 in
|4.63 s||6.97 s||36 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Jeffcoat was originally predicted to be drafted somewhere in the middle rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. However, neither he nor any other member of the Longhorns team was drafted that year, the first time since 1937 that no Longhorns were drafted. Jeffcoat signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The Seahawks released him on August 25, 2014.
On September 2, 2014, Jeffcoat was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins. He was promoted to the active roster on October 7, but was waived three days later. The Redskins re-signed him to their practice squad again on November 13. He was promoted again to the active roster on December 16. In the Week 16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles that removed them from playoff contention, Jeffcoat recorded his first career sack on quarterback Mark Sanchez. The following week, he had his first career start with Trent Murphy on injured reserve and recorded his first career interception, which came off Tony Romo, in the Week 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit
Jeffcoat was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) on February 21, 2017. In 16 games played, Jeffcoat contributed 36 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 tackles on special teams, one interception, and a forced fumble. In Winnipeg's one postseason game, Jeffcoat had 5 tackles and a sack, but the Blue Bombers were defeated by Edmonton. 2018 saw Jeffcoat miss several games with injury, but he still put up a respectable 21 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. Jeffcoat also had a monster postseason, committing four sacks total in two games played, but a loss to Calgary in the Western Division final denied Jeffcoat and the Blue Bombers a trip to the 106th Grey Cup.
After fulfilling his CFL rookie contract, Jeffcoat was eligible to become a free agent on February 12, 2019. Jeffcoat was pursued by interested NFL teams, and was brought in for a workout by the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Jeffcoat was signed to a two year contract extension with the Blue Bombers on January 21, 2019.
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- Texas senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat reflects on tumultuous career
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- Seahawks part ways with eight players
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- "11/7: Roster Moves And Injury Report Update". Redskins.com. November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- "Redskins waive linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat". Washington Post. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Jackson, Zac. "Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- Alper, Josh. "Browns churn roster by adding two players and waiving two others".
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