Atlanta Falcons Van Jefferson played college football at Ole Miss and Florida and was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
But did you know that Van is not the only sports personality in his family?
It turns out sporting ability runs in the NFL player’s blood, as Van Jefferson is the son of NFL coach and former wide receiver Shawn Jefferson
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Who are Van Jefferson parents?
Vanchi LaShawn Jefferson Jr., popularly known as Van Jefferson was on born July 26, 1996 in Brentwood, Tennessee to Shawn Jefferson and Marla Jefferson.
The couple have 3 children, a son named Van Jefferson and two daughters named Faith and Paige Jefferson.
Van Jefferson’s father: Shawn Jefferson
Van Jefferson’s father, Shawn Jefferson ( born February 22, 1969 ) is a former NFL wide receiver and current wide receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
He played college football at Jacksonville State University, where he was a three-time All-American.
He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 1991 NFL Draft.
After being drafted in the 9th round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, he had a 12-year career that saw him additionally play for the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and Detroit Lions.
He finished his receiving career with 470 receptions for 7,203 yards and 29 touchdowns.
He began his coaching career as an offensive assistant with the Lions in 2006.
He has since served as a wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, and Cardinals.
Jefferson has been a mentor to his son, Van, throughout his career.
He has taught him the fundamentals of wide receiver play and helped him develop his skills.
Jefferson is also credited with helping Van develop his mental toughness and work ethic.
Van Jefferson’s mother: Marla Jefferson
Marla Jefferson is a supportive mother and wife.
She is often seen at Van’s games and cheering him on from the sidelines.
She is also a vocal advocate for her son’s career.
Marla Jefferson celebrates her birthday on 23rd October every year. She is assumed to be born in the 1960s though it isn’t clear the exact year.
Be sure to get an update from us should we get any information about her exact age.
Shawn and Marla Jefferson’s marriage life
Marla and Shawn met in high school and have been together ever since.
They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2023.
In 2020, Marla posted a picture of her and Shawn celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary on social media.
The caption of the post read:22 years of marriage…Still kickin it with my high school boyfriend @SJefferson84Still loving, still forgiving, still renewing, and still everlasting. We love…still. #covenantstrong #anniversary
22 years of marriage…Still kickin it with my high school boyfriend @SJefferson84 Still loving, still forgiving, still renewing, and still everlasting. We love…still. #covenantstrong #anniversary pic.twitter.com/GPE5WEtQMM
— Marla Jefferson (@MrsMaylee) June 13, 2020