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    Jefferson Receives National Honor
    Willie Jefferson
    Willie Jefferson

    Jan. 14, 2013

    Stephen F. Austin senior defensive end Willie Jefferson has been named 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Elite Defensive Performer announced CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith.

    Jefferson recorded 36 tackles on the season, but was among the national leaders in sacks and tackles for losses. The Southland Conference single-game record holder for sacks finished the year with eight sacks and 11.5 tackles for losses. He also forced five fumbles on the year.

    Jefferson was the 2011 SLC Newcomer of the Year after posting 15 sacks a season ago, and leaves Nacogdoches with 23 sacks and 26 tackles for losses in two seasons.