Jefferson ready to lead Tigers

Originally Published: August 24, 2009
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

LSU's Jordan Jefferson turns 19 on Tuesday. He'll be the youngest starting quarterback in the SEC this season. But compared to this time a year ago, he feels like a 10-year veteran.

"I was just trying to learn the plays and learn how to read the defense," Jefferson said of his true freshman season. "You come in and think you're ready to play, but it all hits you at once."

By the time Jefferson's head quit spinning, it was November. The Tigers had long since been out of the ...

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