Shawn Jefferson
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Shawn Jefferson

Shawn Jefferson
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1969-02-22) February 22, 1969 (age 51)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:William M. Raines
(Jacksonville, Florida)
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 9 / Pick: 240
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:7,023
Receiving touchdowns:29
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Vanchi LaShawn "Shawn" Jefferson (born February 22, 1969) is an American football coach and former wide receiver who is the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach for the New York Jets from 2019 to 2020 and also previously served as an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

Jefferson played college football at the University of Central Florida and was selected by the Houston Oilers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. In his career, Jefferson appeared in 195 games (along with 12 postseason games), and two Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXIX and Super Bowl XXXI). He finished his career with 470 receptions for 7,023 yards and 29 touchdowns.[1]

Coaching career

Detroit Lions

In 2006, Jefferson was hired by the Detroit Lions as an offensive assistant. In 2007, he was promoted to wide receivers coach.

Tennessee Titans

In 2013, Jefferson was hired by the Tennessee Titans as their wide receivers coach.

Miami Dolphins

On January 12, 2016, Jefferson was hired by the Miami Dolphins as their wide receivers coach under head coach Adam Gase.[2]

New York Jets

In 2019, Jefferson followed Gase to be his assistant head coach and wide receivers coach with the New York Jets.[3]

Arizona Cardinals

On January 19, 2021, Jefferson was hired by the Arizona Cardinals under head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Personal life

Jefferson's son is Van Jefferson, a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football for the University of Florida.[4]


  1. ^ "Where are they now?: Former NFL receiver Shawn Jefferson". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Shawn Jefferson brings 'psychotic' coaching style to Dolphins wide receivers". Palm Beach Post. August 4, 2016. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Jets Hire Shawn Jefferson As Wide Receiver Coach". January 24, 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Sammon, Will (August 10, 2018). "'He had to overcome being my son': How Van Jefferson forged his own path outside the shadow of his NFL father". The Athletic. Retrieved 2020.

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