Full name: Brandon Tyler Jefferies ... Increased size and strength are all that stand in way of this talented lineman ... Redshirt season helped lay foundation for future ... Coaching staff expects confidence to increase as familiarity with offense takes hold ... Coach Stephens' evaluation: "Brandon needs to get bigger and gain confidence. That will come as he increases his time in the weight room and improves his strength." ... Born: June 18, 1984.
2002 - Redshirted ...
- Selected first-team All-America by Parade, SuperPrep, PrepStar, Riddell Footwear,
Borderwars.com and Student Sports ... Listed in the Charlotte Observer's
Top 50 in the Carolinas ... Named first-team All-State as senior by North Carolina
Sportswriters ... Had more than 100 pancake blocks during junior and senior
seasons and graded out at better than 91 percent during both campaigns ... Holds
school record for pancake blocks in season (52) and had 123 for career ... Team
compiled 35-3 record over career with all three losses in playoffs ... Helped
lead team to state
runner-up finish and 14-1 mark as senior ... Also standout for basketball and track and field teams ... Earned All-Conference honors in basketball and best discus mark was 150 feet ... Grade-point average was 4.1 ... Member of Beta Club ... Cousin of former North Carolina State and Denver Nuggets star David Thompson ... Coach at Crest High School: Roy Kirby.