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Jermar Jefferson earns Phil Steele All-American honors

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The accolades keep rolling in for Oregon State star Jermar Jefferson.

Ever since stepping foot in Corvallis, Oregon, Jefferson has been one of the best running backs in the Pac-12 Conference, if not the entire country.

Despite playing just six games in the shortened 2020 season, Jefferson was still able to rush for 858 yards and seven touchdowns.

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His 858 yards were the 25th most in the country, but factor in that he only played six games and his 143.0 per game average was the fourth-best mark nationally. 

On Friday, the publication Phil Steele has announced its annual All-Americans and Jefferson's standout season earned him Fourth-Team honors.

This is the second time Jefferson has earned All-American honors, having been named a Freshman All-American in 2018.    Jefferson rushed for a season-high 226 yards in the win over in-state rival Oregon, setting the mark for most rushing yards in the history of the rivalry game.

That was a great run an all, but who could forget when Jefferson started the game against Cal with a 75-yard touchdown run on the Beavers first play of the game?

It has been an incredible career for Jefferson, but it appears his time with the Beavers is coming to an end. On Christmas Eve, Jefferson took the next step of his career by closing the door on this time at Oregon State and declaring for the NFL Draft.