Justin Jefferson Facts, Stats and Much More

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Justin Jefferson is having an exceptionally strong start in the NFL, with the potential to break numerous franchise and league records. The questions arise: Can he maintain this pace, and when might there be a slowdown? What factors contribute to his exceptional performance?

Many Factors Behind Justin Jefferson’s Excellence

Jefferson’s journey to the NFL sets him apart from the typical player. Jefferson a low three-star prospect, ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s 308th best wide receiver coming out of Destrehan High School, in Destrehan Louisiana.

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Jefferson recorded 44 receptions for 956 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior for Destrehan, while also returning kicks. JJ then committed to the LSU Tigers, his sole offer after high school. He proceeded to shatter records at LSU and eventually landed a spot with the Minnesota Vikings. Justin Jefferson was selected 22nd overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jefferson Career Highlights and Awards

  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2022)
  • First-team All-Pro (2022)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2020, 2021)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2020–2022)
  • NFL receptions leader (2022)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (2022)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • CFP national champion (2019)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2019)

Jefferson currently owns the NFL record for most receiving yards per game with 98.3

PlayerYards/
Game
Justin Jefferson 98.3
Calvin Johnson 86.1
Antonio Brown84.2
Ja’Marr Chase84.0
Julio Jones 83.0
Football-Reference

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Career and Current Stats

YearTeamGmRecYdsY/RTD
2023Vikings10681,07415.85
2022Vikings171281,80914.18
2021Vikings171081,61615.010
2020Vikings16881,40015.97
Total4 Seasons58375564815.129
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Random Facts about Justin Jefferson

  • In his debut season with the Minnesota Vikings, Jefferson set a new record for the highest number of receiving yards by a rookie in a single season. Impressively, he now holds the record for the most 100-yard receiving games in the first three seasons of an NFL career, surpassing any other player in league history!
  • Both of Justin’s brothers, Jason and Rickey, played football at LSU, with Jason as a quarterback and Rickey as a defensive back.
  • “The Griddy,” Justin’s signature touchdown celebration, has gained worldwide recognition since its introduction in the NFL.
  • Justin is the LSU single-season record holder for receptions with 111 set in 2019.
  • Justin excelled in track and field in high school
  • JJ was the first NFL player to be added to Fortnite with the dance, the Griddy

Is JJ a Hall of Famer?

Justin is in his fourth year in the NFL, but his future looks incredibly bright. With achievements that have already surpassed other’s dreams, he could retire today and likely make it to Canton. The potential impact Jefferson could have over his career is not even imaginable, yet scary for the rest of the NFL. JJ is just getting started.

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Justin Jefferson Facts

How old is Justin Jefferson?

Justin is 24 years old.

When was Justin Jefferson born?

He was born on June 16, 1999.

Where was JJ born?

Justin was born in St. Rose, LA.

What is Jefferson’s salary?

Jefferson has a guaranteed salary of just under $2.4 million this season and is set to be paid $19.7 million in 2024 under his fifth-year option, which the Vikings picked up last summer.

How tall is Justin Jefferson?

He is 6-1 (185 cm) tall.

How much does Jefferson weigh? 

Justin Jefferson weighs 195 lbs (88 kg).

What is JJ’s 40 yard dash time?

Jefferson ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine.

What position does Justin Jefferson play?

He plays wide receiver.

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Where did Justin Jefferson go to college?

Louisiana State University, also known as LSU.

Where did Justin Jefferson go to High School?

Destrehan High School, in Destrehan Louisiana.

What number is Justin Jefferson?

JJ wears number 18 for the Vikings, he wore number 2 for LSU.

Why does Justin Jefferson not wear #2 in the NFL?

When Jefferson got to the NFL, WRs weren’t allowed to wear single digit numbers. The NFL later had a rule change that allowed players to do so, He confirmed on twitter he wasn’t switching numbers.

Is Justin Jefferson sponsored by Nike?

No, recently he signed with Under Armour.

What is Justin Jefferson’s social media handles?

He is on Instagram at jjettas2, Justin is also on Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

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