Willie Jefferson named Preseason SLC Defensive Player of the Year
Has played in 18 games earning 14 starts during his career
Has the versatility to play four of the five positions on the field
2012 (Junior): Played in seven games, earning one start ... Listed as the backup at right guard ... A key figure in an offensive line that finished 10th in nation in pass protection ... Pass protected for the nation's top pass offense.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games earning nine starts on the year ... Recorded three starts at left guard before finished the season starting the final six games at right tackle ... Battled through injuries to help SFA lead the nation in pass protection despite putting the ball in the air nearly 600 times ... Member of an O-Line that protected two all-conference running backs and an All-SLC quarterback ... The Lumberjack offense finished among the nation's top 11 in pass, total and scoring offense.
2010 (Redshirt): Played in eight games earning five starts on the season ... Started four games at right guard and one at left guard ... Graded out at 83 percent ... Helped SFA produce the nation's top passing offense at the FCS level ... SFA finished ranked among the nation's top 20 in sacks while putting the ball in the air more than 600 times ... Helped protect 2010 Walter Payton Award candidate Jeremy Moses.
2009 (Freshman): A member of the Lumberjack demonstration units.
High School: A 2008 Class 4A second-team all-state selection ... 2008 first-team all-district selection ... A member of Guyer team that advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals in only the program's third year of existence.
Personal: Son of Barbara Hall ... Born July 28, 1991, in Port Lavaca, Texas ... Plans to major in computer science.