Mississippi State senior A.J. Jefferson was recognized as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against South Carolina over the weekend.
Jefferson made five tackles, two stops behind the line of scrimmage and a sack against the Gamecocks. The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder from Summit tops the conference and ranks third nationally with six tackles for loss this season and is tied for the league lead with three sacks.
“He’s worked for five years now to become a great player,” said MSU coach Dan Mullen. “It’s a great honor for him this week. With him, it just shows what hard work and development can do for a player.”
Jefferson now ranks sixth in MSU history with 30.5 career tackles for loss and is the first Bulldogs to be named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week since Chris Jones last season.