Visalia native becoming one of the nation's top players

October 19, 2012 12:14:07 AM PDT
Visalia native and Nevada Wolfpack running back Stefphon Jefferson is quickly becoming one of the nation's top players.

The El Diamante grad earned his third Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honor after his stellar performance against UNLV last weekend.

#25 rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns in Nevada's 42-37 win. Jefferson also eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark with that effort -- becoming the first player in the FBS to accomplish that feat.

Stefphon so far this year has 1,140 rushing yards and 14 TD's. He talked to reporters this week about amassing such gaudy stats.

"I mean I'm not a big stat guy right now. I'm just not paying attention to the stats, but I've been hearing that so. It's pretty good you know. It's a great feeling. I mean not a lot of people can say they've done that so I mean it's a great feeling. Just very humbled by it." said Jefferson.


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