Wide receiver Michael Jefferson, who is eligible for the 2023 draft, was involved in a three-vehicle crash Sunday in Mobile, Alabama. This Tuesday (11th), the player’s manager Jon Perzley disclosed the information to the US ESPN and was confirmed by local authorities.
According to Alabama police, the Chverolet Impala vehicle driven by Michael Jefferson collided head-on with another Dodge Charger vehicle. The second car was still hit by the third car. The driver of the Dodge Charger, a 55-year-old man who has not been identified, died at the scene. Police said the deceased was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Jefferson suffered multiple fractures and had to undergo multiple surgeries.
The Alabama Highway Patrol said they were continuing to investigate the crash.
Jefferson is playing his fifth and final college football eligibility season in 2022. The wide receiver leads Louisiana-Lafayette in nearly every offensive stat — total yards, receiving yards, scrimmage touchdowns and receptions. Jefferson finished the season with 51 receptions for 810 yards and seven touchdowns.
The wide receiver started his career with Alabama in the FCS and requested a move to the Ragin’ Cajuns after two seasons. Jefferson finished his college football career with 154 catches for 2,407 yards and 29 touchdowns and is expected to be a Day 3 rookie.
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