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Justin Jefferson

WR

#18

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 25

Weight: 195 lbs

College: LSU

2023 SEASON

  • REC
    68
  • YDS
    1074
  • AVG
    15.79
  • TDS
    5
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Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2023 Minnesota Vikings 10 68 1074 15.8 52 5 51 75 25 2
2022 Minnesota Vikings 17 128 1809 14.1 64 8 80 62.5 28 6
2021 Minnesota Vikings 17 108 1616 15 56 10 75 69.4 27 5
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 88 1400 15.9 71 7 58 65.9 23 4
TOTAL 60 392 5899 15 71 30 264 67.3 103 17

Rushing

YEAR TEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2023 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 -12 -12 -12 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 Minnesota Vikings 17 4 24 6 10 1 2 50 0 0 0
2021 Minnesota Vikings 17 6 14 2.3 11 0 1 16.7 0 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 12 28 2.3 11 1 3 25 0 0 0

Passing

YEAR TEAM G ATT COMP PCT YDS AVG LNG TD INT 1st 1st% 20+ SCK SCKY RATE
2023 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2022 Minnesota Vikings 17 2 2 100 34 17 23 0 0 2 100 1 0 0 118.8
2021 Minnesota Vikings 17 4 2 50 35 8.8 24 0 0 2 50 1 0 0 80.2
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16
TOTAL 60 7 4 57.1 69 9.9 24 0 0 4 57.1 2 0 0 90.8

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2023 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 1 0 1
2022 Minnesota Vikings 17 0 0 0 1
2021 Minnesota Vikings 17 1 1
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 0 0
TOTAL 60 3 2 0 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2023 Minnesota Vikings 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
2022 Minnesota Vikings 17 2 2 0 0 0 0
2021 Minnesota Vikings 17
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

• Selected to the Pro Bowl and 2nd Team All-Pro (AP, PFF), he was also tabbed to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year (PFF).

• Ranks 2nd in NFL history among rookie WRs and owns the Super Bowl era rookie receiving record with 1,400 yards.

• Ranked 4th in the NFL in 2020 with 1,400 receiving yards and his 23 catches of 20+ yards tied for the NFL high.

• Set the franchise rookie receptions record (88), breaking the previous record of 69 set by Randy Moss in 1998.

• Became the 4th player in NFL history to record 7 games with 100+ yards as a rookie, joining Harlon Hill (7 in 1954), Odell Beckham, Jr. (7 in 2014) and Bill Groman (9 in 1960). Randy Moss held previous Vikings rookie record for 100+ games with 4.

• Became the 5th rookie in the Super Bowl era to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season and only the 6th rookie to total 1,000+ yards in the opening 12 games of a season.

• Is the 2nd rookie in franchise history to surpass 1,000+ yards, joining Hall of Famer Randy Moss who set the team receiving record for rookies in 1998 with 1,313 yards.

• His 7 receiving TDs on the season are rank 3rd-most in franchise history by a rookie.

OFF THE FIELD

• Donated 10,000 masks to Children's Minnesota-St. Paul Hospital during COVID-19 pandemic.

• Majored in sport administration.

• Qualified for the Punt, Pass and Kick national championship at 9 years old, placing 3rd.

• Brother of former LSU starters – QB Jordan Jefferson (2008-11) and New Orleans Saints DB Rickey Jefferson (2013-16). Jordan is currently coaching at Colorado State.

• Father, John, played college basketball at Nebraska Western and NE Louisiana.

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