FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
Head coach Bret Bielema
bolstered the Arkansas offensive line on Saturday, announcing the addition offensive lineman and UNLV transfer Cameron Jefferson.
A three-year starter at multiple positions along the offensive line for the Rebels, Jefferson will have one year of eligibility with the Razorbacks. Jefferson, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 300 pounds, made 33 consecutive starts to end his career at UNLV, spending most of his time at left guard.
“We're thrilled to add Cameron Jefferson to the Razorback football program,” said Bielema. “As we continue to build our recruiting classes over the next few years, we will add players who fit academically, athletically and socially. He comes from a football family with his father playing in the NFL and he worked his way into becoming an anchor for the line at UNLV. We look forward to seeing the impact he will have at Arkansas.”
Jefferson, a native of Las Vegas, became a full-time start on the UNLV offensive line as a sophomore after a freshman campaign in which he played in all 12 games and started the final seven. A former basketball player who didn’t begin to play football until his junior year at Desert Oasis High School, Jefferson’s versatility and footwork was on full display in 2012 as a sophomore when he played three different positions, including left and right tackle.
A team captain and All-Mountain West honorable mention selection in 2013 on a UNLV offensive line that paved the way for 11 games of 100+ rushing yards and the sixth-most yards per game average (411 yards) in program history, Cameron’s father William Jefferson was a standout offensive lineman at Maryland, playing in the NFL for the Browns, Raiders and Colts.
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