Willie Jefferson named SLC Newcomer of the Year
SFA football goes in search of fourth consecutive victory Saturday
One of the top returning linebackers in the Southland Conference
Has played in and started 37 games during his career
Two-time honorable mention All-SLC selection.
2010 (Junior): An honorable mention All-SLC selection ... Played in and started all 12 games ... Was third on the team with 86 tackles, including 34 solo stops ... Was also credited with 5.5 tackles for a loss, including 1.5 sacks, four pass breakups, one interception and a fumble recovery ... Had four double-figure tackle efforts ... Tied a career-high with 13 tackles, including a sack in the victory over Sam Houston State ... Recorded 12 stops at McNeese State ... Had eight tackles and picked off a pass against Southeastern Louisiana ... Posted 11-tackle performances against Texas State and Northwestern State.
2009 (Sophomore): An honorable mention All-Southland Conference selection ... Played in and started all 13 games ... Finished 12th in the conference, and fourth on the team with 85 tackles (6.5 pg) ... Was also credited with 6.5 tackles for losses, and one sack ... Also broke up three passes and recovered a fumble ... Recorded a season-high 12 tackles at Central Arkansas ... Had eight tackles, including a season-high two for losses and a sack in the win over Nicholls ... Notched 11 tackles, including nine solo stops in the win over Southeastern Louisiana ... Had a 10-tackle performance in the FCS opening-round playoff win over Eastern Washington.
2008 (Freshman): Played in and started all 12 games during rookie season ... Finished second on the team and fifth in the league with 98 tackles ... Also finished second on the team and seventh in the SLC with 10.5 tackles for 31 yards in losses ... Was credited with two sacks and three pass deflections on the year ... Recorded double-figure tackles five times ... Recorded 10 tackles in consecutive games against South Dakota State and Southeastern Louisiana ... Had a nine-tackle (eight solos) performance at McNeese State ... Recorded eight tackles (all unassisted) at Sam Houston State ... Was credited with a sack against the Bearkats ... Notched a career-high 13 tackles, including eight solo stops, against Central Arkansas ... Closed out the season with an 11-tackle performance against Northwestern State.
High School: Two-time first-team all-district selection ... Second-team All-East Texas honoree ... Finished prep career with 226 tackles, three INTs, two defensive TD's, three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt ... Two-time linebacker of the year ... Defensive MVP ... Ranked in the top 5 percent of his graduating class.
Personal: Son of Derrick and Vanessa Choice ... Born Dec. 4, 1989, in Tyler, Texas ... Plans to major in criminal justice. major.