Rutgers’ D.C. Jefferson injures pectoral at NFL Combine

By Matt Sugam

D.C. Jefferson’s NFL Combine may have ended as soon as it began. The tight end suffered an injury during the 225 bench press.

According to the NFL Network, he may have torn his pectoral muscle which resulted in just three reps. His agent Andy Simms said the extent of the injury has not yet been determined and Jefferson is at the hospital being examined.

Simms said injury was sustained during his second rep, and that Jefferson was expecting to be able to do 20 reps.

One of six Rutgers players at the NFL Combine, Jefferson is an elite blocker that started 43 games at Rutgers after switching from quarterback. He caught 47 passes and two touchdowns in his career.

After a strong showing at the East-West Shrine game, Jefferson was hoping to show NFL scouts, coaches and general managers that he can catch as well as block.

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