Why Jermar Jefferson changed his jersey number this season initially appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
Among the finest working backs within the Pac-12 could have a brand new look this season.
In 2020, Oregon State working again Jermar Jefferson shall be debuting a brand new quantity within the Beavers’ backfield from No. 22 to No. 6.
No. 6 has held a particular place in Jefferson’s coronary heart and within the Jefferson household since first taking the sector in his Pop Warner days.
“Rising up on the sector, I at all times wore quantity 6 on the soccer discipline. Quantity 6 is so vital to me to put on on the sector as a result of it’s a household quantity. One thing that my uncle wore, my dad wore, my brother all wore.
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For the previous two seasons, the Oregon State No. 6 jersey was on show 5 toes in entrance of Jefferson on the sector by quarterback Jake Luton. Now that Luton is off to the NFL (drafted within the sixth spherical, No. 189 total by the Jacksonville Jaguars), that jersey grew to become obtainable on the offensive aspect of the ball.
And Jefferson fortunately took it.
The 2018 Freshman All-American (The Athletic, ESPN, USA As we speak, the FWAA and 247Sports activities) completed an explosive freshman marketing campaign because the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the 12 months.
In 2019, lingering accidents allowed for simply six begins and 9 appearances.
This upcoming season, a wholesome Jefferson returns to the backfield for Oregon State with a brand new look however the identical ‘munchie’ mentality.
[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State women’s basketball forward Taylor Jones].