Justin Jefferson is a professional American football player. He plays in the National Football League. Since 2020, he has been playing for the Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted him into the NFL. Prior to turning pro, he played collegiate football for the Louisiana State University (LSU).

Player Profile, High School, and College Career

Justin Joshua Jefferson was born on June 16, 1999, in St. Rose, Louisiana. The wide receiver stands 185 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg.

He attended Destrehan High School in Louisiana. In his senior year, he signed up to play for LSU. He was with LSU from 2017 to 2019. While there, he as helped his team become the CFP National Champion.

Team Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings
Position Wide Receiver
Height / weight 1.85 m / 88 kg
Born 16 Jun 1999
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 2020 - present

Professional Career

He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings during the 2020 NFL Draft. Jefferson was the 22nd overall pick for the draft and the Vikings chose him in the first round. He debuted in Week 1 2020. Before that, he had to be placed on the COVID-19 list for a week before he was cleared to play.

In 2020, he was named to the Pro Bowl. He was only one of the two rookies who were selected. In that year, he was also named by Sporting News as their Rookie of the Year. In 2021, he was named to the Pro Bowl again. For both 2020 and 2021, Jefferson was also named to the Second-team All-Pro.

Career Highlights:

  • 2020, 2021 - Second-team All-Pro
  • 2020, 2021 - Pro Bowl
  • 2020 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2019 - CFP national champion
  • 2019 - Second-team All-SEC

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