Rider Hall of Fame BIO
  •  Sport: Men's Basketball
  •  Date Inducted: February 2009   

    Jefferson held the Rider record for rebounds in a game (20) for 37 years before Jason Thompson broke it in 2008...he had 20 rebounds in a game twice, vs. La Salle and vs. St. Joseph's. He held the Rider record for rebounds in a season (328) for 37 years until it was broken by Jason Thompson in 2008...He graduated third in career rebounds (773 in 78 games) and has since dropped to sixth despite playing just three years at Rider. He is still third at Rider in career rebounds per game (9.9). His teams were 16-10 (7-3 MAC), 20-6 (8-2 MAC West) and 15-11 (8-2 MAC West) playing in a league with Temple, Bucknell, Lehigh, La Salle, St. Joseph's, Delaware...Jefferson was the team MVP in 1971...In 1972 he led the team in rebounding (12.1) and was second in scoring (17.2). In his final Rider game, a playoff lose to Saint Joseph's, he compiled 20 points and 20 rebounds. Jefferson had 33 points and 12 rebounds in a victory over Drexel and had 30 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Gettysburg. He was inducted into the Rider basketball booster club hall of fame in the 1980s.