Justin Jefferson Biography, NFL, Family, Girlfriend and Net Worth

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  1. What does Justin Jefferson do for a living?
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  5. Does Justin Jefferson have any children?
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  7. How tall is Justin Jefferson?
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 Who is Justin Jefferson?

Justin Joshua Jefferson is a popular American professional football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Vikings. Jefferson set an NFL rookie record for receiving yards with 1,400 (a record that was broken in 2021 by his former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase) and was named to the Pro Bowl. He has been a pro bowler and a second-team All-Pro in every of his first 2 seasons.

Justin Jefferson Career

College career

Following appearing in 2 games and not recording a catch in his first year at LSU in 2017, he was their leading receiver in 2018. He posted 54 catches for 875 yards and 6 touchdowns. In 2019, as a junior, he led the country with 111 receptions. Jefferson’s 18 receiving touchdowns ranked 2nd in the country-following only teammate Ja’Marr Chase– and his 1,540 receiving yards were third most.

Jefferson had a historic performance in the Peach Bowl, catching 14 passes for 227 yards and 4 touchdowns over the Oklahoma Sooners. All 4 touchdowns came in the first half, setting a College Football Playoff game record and tying the record for any bowl game. In the National Championship, he had 9 receptions for 106 yards in the 42-25 win over Clemson. On January 15, 2020, he revealed that he would forgo his senior season and join the NFL Draft.

Professional career

Justin was picked in the first round with the 22nd selection in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota previously gained the 22nd pick as part of a blockbuster trade that sent wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. Jefferson then signed a four-year, $13.12 million deal with the team, with a $7.1 million signing bonus. On July 27, 2020, he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team, prior to being cleared and activated after a week.


Justin made his debut against the Green Bay Packers, recording 2 receptions for 26 yards in Week 1. In Week 3, he made his first start of the season over the Tennessee Titans, having his first big breakthrough by completing with 175 receiving yards and a touchdown on 7 receptions. However, the Vikings lost to the Titans 30-31. Jefferson went on with performance in the following week with 4 receptions for 103 yards in a 31-23 victory against the Houston Texans. With this, he became just the 5th rookie wide receiver in Vikings history to have back-to-back games with at least 100 yards receiving. In Week 6, he completed 9 receptions for 166 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns over the Atlanta Falcons.

Jefferson posted 9 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. He broke the 1,000-receiving-yard mark in the game. In Week 15, he broke Randy Moss’s Viking’s rookie receiving record by catching 8 passes, putting him at 74 receptions over the Chicago Bears, surpassing the 69 catches Moss had in 1998. At the end of the season, he had set the NFL record for most receiving yards (1,400) by a rookie in NFL history following surpassing Anquan Boldin’s 1,377 yards in 2003. However, his record would be broken by his former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase the next season. Jefferson was among only 2 rookies named to the 2021 Pro Bowl, together with defensive end Chase Young of the Washington Football Team. He was then named Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News.

A photo of Justin Jefferson
A photo of Justin Jefferson

How old is Justin Jefferson?

Justin Joshua Jefferson is aged 23 as of 2022, having been born on June 16, 1999, in St. Rose, Louisiana, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities such as Tupac Shakur (1971-1996), Jonah Marais, Isaak Presley, Phil Mickelson, Jurgen Klopp, John Cho, Abby Elliot, Eddie Cibrian, Beth Moore, Lauren Taylor, and Sarah Azhari, among others.

Justin Jefferson Family

Who are Justin Jefferson’s parents?

Justin Joshua Jefferson was born in St. Rose, Louisiana to John Jefferson and his wife Elaine Jefferson. His father played Division II college basketball. He has not shared much information about his parents but they are very supportive of his career.

Does Justin Jefferson have siblings?

Jefferson was born to his parents into a family of three children. He has two older siblings, brothers Jordan Jefferson and Rickey Jefferson, who also played college football at LSU.

Justin Jefferson Education

Jefferson attended Destrehan High School, in Destrehan, Louisiana, where he played football, before committing to LSU to play college football. He then joined Lousiana State University (LSU) in 2017 to play college football, where he played until 2019 when he joined the NFL Draft.

Justin Jefferson Interests

Jefferson loves to dance and on April 27, 2021, he was the first NFL player to be added to Fortnite with his dance, Get Griddy.

Justin Jefferson Partner

Jefferson is currently not married but is in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Tianna Harris. The lovebirds have been spotted on social media together but he has not shared much information about the relationship.

Justin Jefferson Kids

Jefferson is currently in a relationship but has not shared any information about any children of his own to date.

Justin Jefferson Height

Jefferson has a muscular, athletic, and physically fit body with an impressive height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 88 kg (195 lbs).


His season began strong, putting up more than 100 receiving yards over Seattle, Detroit, and the Chargers over the first 8 games of the season. He had 8 catches for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 34-31 victory against the Green Bay Packers, receiving NFC Offensive Player of the Week, in Week 11. In Week 13, he caught 11 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown in a 29-27 defeat by the Detroit Lions. His 464 yards and 3 touchdowns through 4 games in the month of November gained him NFC Offensive Player of the Month, the first of his career.

In Week 16, he passed Odell Beckham Jr. for the most receiving yards by a player in his first 2 NFL seasons. He completed the season with 1,616 receiving yards, good for second-most in the NFL in 2021, and just 16 yards short of Randy Moss’s single-season franchise record. Jefferson was then named to the 2022 Pro Bowl, joining Sammy White and Randy Moss as the only 3 Vikings wide receivers to make Pro Bowls in each of their first two professional seasons. For the second year in a row, he was named a second-team member of the AP All-Pro team, missing a spot on the first-team by one vote.


In Week 1, he caught 9 passes for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 23-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers. In Week 4, he completed with 147 receiving yards and a rushing touchdown as the Vikings won 28-25 over the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He caught a career-high 12 catches leading in 154 yards receiving in the 29-22 against the Chicago Bears the next week. His third catch of the game marked 227 career receptions, surpassing Randy Moss for the franchise record of the most receptions in the first 3 years of a career.

Jefferson then caught 10 passes for a career-high 193 yards and a touchdown over the Buffalo Bills. One of the catches came with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter when on fourth down and 18. He made an amazing one-handed catch where he grabbed it and took it away from Bills’ cornerback Cam Lewis who had both hands on the ball. The play went for 32 yards, and the Vikings won the game 33-30 in overtime.

Justin Jefferson Net Worth

American professional football wide receiver Jefferson has been active in the NFL. He plays for the Minnesota Vikings from 2020 to the present, and earns a salary of $3.2 million per season. Jefferson has a net worth of around $7 million as of 2022.