Vanchii Lashawn Jefferson Jr (born July 26, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Florida Gators.
Early life and high school
Jefferson grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee and attended Ravenwood High School. As a junior, he caught 87 passes for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named first team All-State after recording 67 receptions for 1,223 yards and 13 touchdowns and initially committed to play college football at Georgia. Jefferson de-committed from Georgia in January of his senior year and ultimately signed to play at Ole Miss.
Jefferson redshirted his true freshman season. He had 49 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt freshman. Jefferson finished his redshirt sophomore season with 42 receptions for 456 yards and one touchdown. Following the end of the season Jefferson announced his intent to transfer from Ole Miss after the program was sanctioned by the NCAA, ultimately choosing to continue his collegiate career at Florida.
Jefferson was granted immediate eligibility to play for Florida after transferring after receiving waivers from the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In his first season with the Gators he led the team with 35 receptions, 503 receiving yards, and six touchdown receptions. As a senior, He caught 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns.
Jefferson is the son of NFL coach and former wide receiver Shawn Jefferson.