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Shawn Jefferson
Wide Receivers

Biography

Shawn Jefferson enters his first season as the wide receivers coach with the Titans after spending eight seasons as a coach for the Detroit Lions, including the last five years as the wide receivers coach.

Under Jefferson’s guidance last year, Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for receiving yards in a season (1,964), which surpassed Jerry Rice’s 1995 record. In fact, over the five years that Jefferson coached Johnson, he led the NFL in receiving yards with 7,080, receiving touchdowns with 50 and receptions of 25 yards or more with 70. He also earned three Pro Bowl invitations (2010, 2011, 2012) and was named All Pro in 2011 and 2012.

Shawn Jefferson enters his first season as the wide receivers coach with the Titans after spending eight seasons as a coach for the Detroit Lions, including the last five years as the wide receivers coach.

Under Jefferson’s guidance last year, Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for receiving yards in a season (1,964), which surpassed Jerry Rice’s 1995 record. In fact, over the five years that Jefferson coached Johnson, he led the NFL in receiving yards with 7,080, receiving touchdowns with 50 and receptions of 25 yards or more with 70. He also earned three Pro Bowl invitations (2010, 2011, 2012) and was named All Pro in 2011 and 2012.

In the 2011 season, the wide receiver corps helped the Lions offense reach new heights as the team set franchise marks for completions (423) and passing yards (5,071). Johnson set a then-career mark with 1,681 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. WR Nate Burleson posted a career-high 73 receptions and rookie WR Titus Young totaled 48 grabs.

He originally joined the Lions in 2005 as a coaching assistant. He was promoted to offensive assistant in 2006 and assistant wide receivers coach in 2007.

After his NFL career was complete, he joined the coaching ranks as a volunteer coach at his high school alma mater, Williams Raines H.S. in 2004.

A 13-year NFL veteran, Jefferson played for four teams (San Diego, New England, Atlanta, Detroit), totaled 195 games played, 7,023 receiving yards and two Super Bowls appearances (XXXIX with the Chargers and XXXI with the Patriots). Jefferson was originally a ninth-round selection of the Houston Oilers in 1991. He played his college football at Central Florida.

Raised in Florida, Jefferson and his wife Marla have two daughters, Paige and Faith; and a son, Shawn Jr.

Shawn Jefferson Coaching Ledger:
2013: Wide Receivers, Tennessee Titans
2008-12:
Wide Receivers, Detroit Lions
2007:
Assistant Wide Recievers, Detroit Lions
2006:
Offensive Assistant, Detroit Lions
2005: Coaching Assistant, Detroit Lions
2004: Volunteer Coach, Williams Raines H.S. (Jacksonville, Fla.)

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