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The second of two Bengals third-round picks in 2018, Jefferson played 12 games as rookie before December foot injury ended season ... Had seven special teams tackles (third on team) and played 47 percent of total ST snaps, despite playing only 12 games ... Played 34 games (30 starts) from 2015-17 at Texas, before entering NFL draft after junior season ... As junior in 2017, was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Big 12 (coaches, AP), and second-team All-American (AP); also was Butkus Award semifinalist.
Career transactions: Drafted by Cincinnati in third round of 2018 NFL Draft (78th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 6-21-18.
2018 highlights: Played in 12 games ... Inactive Games 1 and 5 ... Suffered foot injury in Game 14 vs. Oakland and placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 18, prior to Game 15 ... Finished third on the team with seven special teams tackles ... Saw just 11 snaps on defense, and had three tackles (all on Nov. 11 vs. New Orleans) ... Played in all four preseason games and was second on the defense with 15 total tackles.
College: Spent three seasons (2015-17) at Texas, seeing action in 33 games (29 starts), with 233 career tackles, including 25.5 for losses and 12 sacks, with six pass breakups, two FFs and a FR ... As a junior in 2017, was named Big 12 Conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, as well as first-team All-Big 12 (coaches and AP) and second-team All-American (AP) ... Semifinalist for Butkus Award (nation’s top LB) ... Member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall of 2016.
Personal: Hometown is Mesquite, Texas (Greater Dallas) Attended Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas ... Considered by multiple outlets to be the nation’s top LB prospect ... Logged 81 tackles as a senior, including 16 for losses and six sacks, along with two FFs and four blocked kicks ... First-team 5A All-State (Texas Sports Writers Association), first-team Parade All-American, and recipient of 2014 High School Butkus Award as the nation’s top prep LB ... Played in 2015 Under Armour All-America Game ... Played DB as a sophomore, before moving to LB as a junior ... Also a member of the baseball and track and field teams ... First name is pronounced “muh-LEEK.”