UF’s Jefferson returning for senior season

Florida defensive lineman Cece Jefferson sent out word on Twitter of his intentions to return for his senior season. [Cyndi Chambers/Correspondent]

Based on his post on Twitter on Wednesday night, Florida defensive end Cece Jefferson plans to return for his senior season rather than declare for the NFL draft.

Here’s Jefferson’s post on Twitter: “Senior Year about to be one to remember! Road to Atlanta! Go Gators!”

Jefferson (6-foot-1, 242 pounds) was one of the few standouts this past season, when he finished fourth on the Gators with 47 tackles. He led the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and recorded a team-high 4.5 sacks.

College players have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft.


  1. I remember Brown counting them out, he was one of my favorite players at Florida and was part of that “what about me” recruitment of an offensive lineman who ended up going to Tennessee. I really like CeCe too. He was the DE who made it, at his size I sort of hope they move him to linebacker, a better position for him in the NFL I’d think.

  2. I was ecstatic to learn of the news that CeCe was returning. I think he is a great ambassador for UF and it will only enhance his stock for next year. He is one of the guys that TRULY loves being a Gator and it shows through his comments, his actions, and his play. Will always be a fan of his and will root for him to have a great Sr season. Plus I’m sure he wants to beat the criminoles at least once before he exits stage left. #gogators

  3. THE Wally Butts, Bulldog coach back in the 50’s? No, he is pushing up the daisies by now. As I remember the Dogs were not to good under Coach Butts, but neither were the Gators. Football has really changed since then. No big $ for them in those days.