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Manny Jefferson
Manny  Jefferson


Lakewood, Calif.

High School:
Lakewood HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180





Puckett Earns WCC Pitcher of the Year, Three Other Waves Honored

Pepperdine opens the WCC Tournament on Thursday against Saint Mary's.


Jefferson Powers Waves to Dramatic Extra-Inning Win

Pepperdine has a week off before returning to play.


A.J. Puckett Named WCC Pitcher of the Week

Puckett is the second Wave to earn a weekly honor this season.


Manny Jefferson Named WCC Player of the Week

Jefferson is the first Wave to win the award this season.


Waves Split Doubleheader to Take Series at Santa Clara

Pepperdine trailed early in both games, but came back.


Baseball vs. Portland

Baseball vs. Portland


Baseball vs. UCSB

Baseball vs. UCSB


Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Baseball vs. Texas A&M


Baseball vs. Oakland

Baseball vs. Oakland

Jefferson career stats Get Acrobat Reader

2015/SOPHOMORE: Appeared in and started 58 games for the Waves … Posted a .250 batting average … Drove in 28 RBI … Ended his sophomore season with a career-best six homeruns … Also posted seven doubles … Drew 19 walks … Stole a pair of bases … Matched a career-high with three RBI against BYU (3/12) … Was first in the WCC and 20th in the NCAA with seven sacrifice flies on the year.

Played in 56 games, making 55 starts for the Waves ... Won the starting shortstop job as a freshman ... Named to the WCC All-Freshman team and WCC All-Tournament team ... Batted .227 on the year ... Was tied for fifth on the team with 28 RBI ... Was fifth on the team with 10 doubles ... Hit one homer and scored 17 runs ... Had a 4-for-4 game against Pacific (3/16) in which he hit three doubles, drove in three runs and scored one ... Went 3-for-3 against USC (4/8), driving in two runs which both tied the game in a 4-3 walk-off win for the Waves ... Made a highlight reel catch and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the WCC Tournament Championship game against LMU (5/24).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lakewood High School ... Played one varsity season for head coach Spud O'Neil ... Batted .325 with one homer and 42 RBI his senior year ... Was named rookie of the year as a senior for the Moore League Champions ... Was named Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior.

CLUB: Played his club ball most recently for Impact Player Baseball and also for Garciaparra Baseball Group (2012) and the SoCal Outlaws (2010-11).

PERSONAL: Given name is Manuel Eugene Jefferson ... Born in Beverly Hills, Calif. ... Parents are Phillip Jefferson and Sonya Dowtin ... Siblings are Phillip (23), Kendra (23) and August (16) ... Chose Pepperdine because of the excellent academics and baseball program.

FAVORITES: Dustin Pedroia (athlete); Boston Red Sox (team); Of Mice and Men (book); Fast Five (movie); How I Met Your Mother (TV show); Chris Brown (musical artist); Pizza (food); Football (sport other than baseball)

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