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Report: West Virginia Suffers Loss of DL Jordan Jefferson to Transfer Portal



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WVU suffers another big transfer loss, this one from the defense.

Matt Zenitz of On3Sports broke the news late Friday night of defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson’s decision to leave the program and finish his college career elsewhere. Unlike most of the other transfers, especially as far as defensive players, Jefferson is a loss of an established veteran who has been a productive member of the team.

Jefferson posted 31 total tackles and three sacks during the 2022 season. This was his best individual season by far out of his four years with the Mountaineers. His previous career high in tackles in a season were 17 in 2021. Dante Stills‘ graduation and the loss of other players, could’ve meant an even bigger role for Jefferson as one of the defensive anchors and leaders come 2023.

Instead, the Florida native will enjoy the rest of his eligibility that allows him more time due to the COVID-19 pandemic elsewhere. Jefferson now becomes the 15th player in the portal for WVU, the most of any program in the Big 12.


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