Van Jefferson Biography

Van Jefferson, in full, Vanchi LaShawn Jefferson Jr. is an America-based football wide receiver who plays for the Los Angeles Ram of NFL. After enjoying an impressive college career at Ole Miss and Florida, he was drafted in NFL Draft 2020 in the second round.

Early Life

Van Jefferson was born on 26th June 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. Later, he was brought up in Brentwood, Tennessee. He went to Ravenwood High School and attained his education there only. Jefferson is strongly connected with his mother that made him commit to his role as a father for his own two children. In one of her interviews, his mother Marla Jefferson thanked Jefferson for being his favorite child and one of his most beloved one. She appraised his son for getting the dream of his life, i.e., becoming a football wide receiver.

She made him remember the days when he used to tackle his life while synchronizing with his plays on the field. During his childhood age when was used to play as an amateur, Van recorded 87 passes with 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named as first of All-State after he rushed for 67 receptions and 1,223 yards with 13 touchdowns. During his early years, he was committed to playing for his college sports at Georgia. He de-committed to play with Georgia in January during his senior years and later signed to play at Ole Miss.

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Van Jefferson Career

Van got redshirted as a true freshman at Ole Miss. In 2016, he rushed for 543 yards, three touchdowns, and 49 catches. During his redshirt sophomore years, he rushed for 456 yards, one touchdown, and 42 receptions. Following the year 2016 in the season of 2017, Jefferson made an announcement that he will transfer from Ole Miss to NCAA while choosing to continue his collegiate career at Florida. Van Jefferson was immediately given the allotment to play for Florida after receiving a waiver from NCAA and SEC (Southeastern Conference).

In the first-ever season of his career in 2018; he made a reception of 35, rushed for 503 yards and six touchdown receptions. While playing as a senior, he rushed for 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns. He stood against Virginia in the Orange Bowl of the year 2019 and made six passes for 129 yards in his final career of the game. He finished his collegiate career with 159 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 175 receptions in almost 45 games ever played. Later this year in 2020, Van was selected by Los Angeles Rams in the second round for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Van Jefferson Biography

Real Name Vanchi LaShawn Jefferson Jr.
Birth Date  26 July 1996
Age (as of 2021) 25 Years
Birth Place Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Running Back Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 90 kg  –  in Pounds –  200 lbs
Shoe Size 14 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father Shawn Jefferson
Mother Marla Jefferson
Sister Faith Jefferson, Paige Jefferson
Brother None


School Ravenwood High School
College University of Florida

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is his wife? Not Known
Children Two
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Personal life

He said his mother is kind and supportive who stood by his side when he wanted to become the wide football receiver whereas his mother described him to be passionate and a sweet guy. His mother described him to be strong and passionate as a man while Jefferson described his mom as a person who stood by his side from the very first day of his playing life. Van Jefferson is the son of a former NFL coach named Shawn Jefferson. Currently, he is living with his family. He has a wife and two children; one is a daughter born in 2016 while another one is a son. There are no details available about his wife but we got to know that she is his high school sweetheart.

Van Jefferson Net Worth

Van has signed a four-year contract with Los Angeles Rams. His signing bonus includes $1,640,824 as an amount he received while signing the contract. He receives an annual salary of around $1,402,784. Jefferson’s base salary is $865,052 which is mainly earned from his playing field career.


  • Van Jefferson is 25 years old and has studied in college in Florida.
  • He used to be very close to his mother during his childhood days that made him stand for his mother in every situation and so the same for his mother named Marla Jefferson.
  • Van Jefferson took his parents to be an inspiration for maintaining his own relations with his own children.

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