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Ex-LSU QB to start for Power

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:57 p.m.
 

Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson has been named the starter for the Pittsburgh Power's opener Saturday against the Utah Blaze at Consol Energy Center.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Jefferson never has played in the Arena Football League, but he prevailed in a training camp battle over former Hawaii quarterback Shane Austin.

Jefferson threw for 4,733 yards and 34 touchdowns in his LSU career, and he helped the Tigers reach the 2012 BCS National Championship game, a 21-0 loss to Alabama.

Jefferson was undrafted last year, but he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who cut him at the end of training camp. He also played last year with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

“He's been a sponge throughout camp,” Power coach Derek Stingley said, “soaking in all the knowledge about the quarterback position in this league. There's still a lot of room for improvement, but Jordan can make a negative play into a positive. He's an exciting player. He's an athlete that happens to be a quarterback.”

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