Healthy Jefferson Hopes to Help AFA Contain Houston

By Jim Benton,

Fort Worth, Texas, December 29, 2009 – Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson is feeling good these days, which is a departure from the way he’s felt most of the season.  Jefferson, the sophomore who was the Mountain West Conference’s freshman of the Year last season, didn’t play in three games and missed part of two others because of nagging injuries.  He is rested, healthy and hopes to make an impact when Air Force meets Houston in Thursday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium.  “It was an up and down season for me,” said Jefferson who averaged 100.4 yards rushing and passing this season.  “Getting hurt early in the season set me back for the rest of the year.  It kind of lingered and lingered.  I couldn’t really get over it.”