Jermar Jefferson Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson has been named an Academic All-District 8 selection, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
Jefferson, who majored in sociology at Oregon State, is now eligible for Academic All-America honors. First and second-team Academic All-Americans will be announced in early July.
The Harbor City, Calif., native was a seventh-round NFL Draft selection by the Detroit Lions; he left as Oregon State's fifth-leading career rusher with 2,923 yards. He also ended his OSU career ranked fifth with 27 rushing touchdowns and 15 100-yard efforts.
Jefferson was the 2020 Co-Offensive Pac-12 Player of the Year per the Associated Press, just two years after being named a Freshman All-American and the Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year.
He ended the 2020 season with 858 yards on 133 carries, averaging 143 rushing yards per game. A Doak Walker Award semifinalist, he rushed for seven touchdowns over six games.
To be eligible for CoSIDA academic honors, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
District 8 is represented by the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Oregon, Utah, Washington in addition to Canada.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).