According to a release from the Associated Press (AP), Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson has been selected as the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Year, an accolade he will share alongside Colorado running back Jared Broussard.
The press release via the Oregon State athletics website can be read in full below.
Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson has been named the Pac-12 Conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year, the Associated Press has announced. Jefferson shares the honor with Colorado running back Jarek Broussard.
Jefferson has also been named an AP All-Pac-12 First Team selection.
Jefferson, from Harbor City, Calif., led the Pac-12 with 858 rushing yards through the 2020 regular season. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 143 rush yards per game. He also scored seven touchdowns, including three in the regular season opener versus Washington State.
Jefferson finished the 2020 season with five 100-yard efforts to give him 15 for his career, which ranks fifth all-time at Oregon State. He’s also fifth with 2,923 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.
The junior was twice named the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Week in 2020. He was also named All-Pac-12 First Team by the conference’s coaches and is a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award.
Jefferson is the only Beavers player named to either of the AP Pac-12 teams.
No Most Valuable Player is named by the AP. USC’s Talanoa Hufanga claimed the Defensive Player of the Year award, while the unfortunately recently deceased Ty Jordan from Utah was given the Newcomer of the Year accolade. Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell was named as the AP Coach of the Year.
Information from the AP and Oregon State athletics department was used in this article.