Jackson Jeffcoat (born December 26, 1990[1]) is a Canadian football defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Jeffcoat won the 107th Grey Cup when the Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin as a defensive end. Jeffcoat was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and also played for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.

Jackson Jeffcoat
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Jeffcoat with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. 94 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-26) December 26, 1990 (age 29)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Plano (TX) West
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Quarterback sacks:1.0
Forced Fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Early lifeEdit

Born in Dallas, Texas, while his father, Jim Jeffcoat, played for the Dallas Cowboys,[2] 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.

Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jeffcoat was listed as the No. 1 strong-side, defensive end in the class of 2010.[3]

College careerEdit

Jeffcoat attended the University of Texas at Austin from 2010 to 2013.

Jeffcoat was named a 2010 Freshman All-American by The Sporting News.[4]

As a senior in 2013, he was a consensus All-American and won the Ted Hendricks Award in recognition of his contributions on the field.[5]

Professional careerEdit

2014 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 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
(1.91 m)
247 lb
(112 kg)
33 78 in
(0.86 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.63 s 6.97 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[6]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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.[7] Jeffcoat signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. The Seahawks released him on August 25, 2014.[8]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On September 2, 2014, Jeffcoat was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins.[9] He was promoted to the active roster on October 7,[10] but was waived three days later. The Redskins re-signed him to their practice squad again on November 13.[11] He was promoted again to the active roster on December 16.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14]

On November 7, 2015, he was placed on the team's injured reserve.[15] He was waived by the team on April 14, 2016.[16]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Jeffcoat was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on April 15, 2016.[17] On August 1, 2016, Jeffcoat was waived by the Browns.[18]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Jeffcoat at the Blue Bombers 2019 Grey Cup parade.

Jeffcoat was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) on February 21, 2017.[19] 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.[20] However, Jeffcoat was signed to a two year contract extension with the Blue Bombers on January 21, 2019.[21] Jeffcoat's 2019 season was almost identical to his 2018; he missed time with injury, played in the same number of games, had the same number of sacks and forced fumbles. In the 2019 Grey Cup, Jeffcoat had 4 tackles, 2 sacks and forced a fumble, which he recovered as the Blue Bombers went on to win 33-12.[22]



Year Team Games Tackles ST Sacks Int TD FF
2017 WPG 16 36 3 7 1 0 1
2018 WPG 12 21 0 5 0 0 2
2019 WPG 12 23 0 5 0 0 2
CFL totals 40 80 3 17 1 0 5


  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/jacksonjeffcoat/2550299/profile
  2. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (June 15, 2014). "Jackson Jeffcoat hoping to follow in his father's footsteps". Seahawks.com. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Strongside defensive ends 2010". Rivals.com. January 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Fagan, Ryan. "SN college football Freshman of the Year: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore". Sporting News. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Texas senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat reflects on tumultuous career
  6. ^ "Jackson Jeffcoat". NFL.
  7. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (May 10, 2014). No Longhorns selected in draft. Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  8. ^ Seahawks part ways with eight players
  9. ^ Jones, Mike (September 2, 2014). "Redskins sign center Braxston Cave, linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat to practice squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  10. ^ Tandler, Rich (October 7, 2014). "Redskins waive two players, promote one". CSNWashington.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Redskins Sign Jackson Jeffcoat To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. November 13, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  12. ^ Alper, Josh (December 16, 2014). "Colt McCoy heads to injured reserve". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  13. ^ Walker, Andrew (December 20, 2014). "Redskins Drop Eagles 27-24 In FedExField Thriller". Redskins.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  14. ^ Skinnell, Brian (December 28, 2014). "Jeffcoat Seizes Opportunity In First-Career Start". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "11/7: Roster Moves And Injury Report Update". Redskins.com. November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  16. ^ "Redskins waive linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat". Washington Post. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  17. ^ Jackson, Zac. "Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  18. ^ Alper, Josh. "Browns churn roster by adding two players and waiving two others".
  19. ^ "Bombers add players to training camp roster". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  20. ^ https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/28/bengals-hosted-cfl-players-tryouts/
  21. ^ https://www.tsn.ca/bombers-sign-jeffcoat-to-two-year-extension-1.1244834
  22. ^ "Box Score". CFL.

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