JEFFERS, JEFF

JEFF JEFFERS

Inducted:  May 23, 2008 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  January 23, 1953 in Neosho, MO

High School Attended:  Neosho                    Graduated:  1971

High School Honors:  All-Region Football 1970; All-Conference 1971; football captain; National Honor Society; Boys' State Washington Workshops National Invitee.

College Attended:  University of Tulsa          Graduated:  1975

                           University of Notre Dame  MS             1977

College Honors:  Phi Alpha Theta and Omicron Delta Kappa; certified athletic trainer; President's Leadership Council; Dean's List; played baseball at ND in 1976.

Career Information:  Originator (in 1995) of 16 Friday Night Flights which showcase highlights of area teams; started program to recognize outstanding spirit of area high schools; Sports Director, University of Notre Dame Radio and TV; has hosted UD football coaches on his programs since 1989; has covered Rose, Orange, Cotton, Sugar, Fiesta, Gator, and Independence Bowls; has hosted "Countdown to Kick-off" prior to every ND home game since 1990; co-host of "Sportstalk" on UD radio 1978-1999; covered nearly 300 ND football games and nearly as many high school contests since 1975; has worked for ESPN, Sportschannel, and Prime Ticket; did play-by-play or color on ND telecasts 1975-1990.

Special Recognition:  Master of Ceremonies for local banquet honoring former Heisman Trophy winners 1997; winner of Jack Quinlan Award for Broadcast Excellence 1997; listed in Who's Who in American Entertainment and Sports; has covered Notre Dame sports since 1975 - 32 years.

Family:  Wife, Leslie; children, Scott, Reilly, Kelly.