DESTREHAN, LA (WVUE) - In four seasons at LSU, Jordan Jefferson totaled over 5,800 yards by land and air. Brother Rickey holds court in the Tiger secondary making big-time interceptions. The Jefferson football family tree doesn't stop there. Justin is now lighting up defenses for Destrehan, just like his two older brothers did back in the day.
"I don't try to think about it like that. Most people might say, put it on my head you're a Jefferson, you might go to LSU. I don't think about it like that, I just want to be me. I'm Justin Jefferson, not Jordan's little brother. I don't really think about all that," said wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
"He is the more laid-back type kid, unlike Rickey, who is more outgoing," said Destrehan head coach Steve Robichaux. "He's kind of like Jordan, he was kind of laid-back. I think his demeanor helps him, as far as how he plays the game. He's not laid-back on the field at all. He goes and gets it every play. He's gotten better every year."
Justin returned his first kickoff for a score last week at Woodlawn, fulfilling a dream years in the making.
"The coaches always talk about coming out strong, getting points on the board. I just had that vibe, that feeling, I got to score this. Because I always dreamed about running back a kick return since I was small," said Jefferson.
The last time Destrehan won a state title in football was way back in 2008. With Jefferson at one side at receiver, and the other side with Michael Young who's going to Notre Dame in 2017, this Wildcat offense could get back to the Dome.