Tattoo a “landmark” for D.C. Jefferson

Posted by Darren Urban on September 3, 2013 – 7:44 am

It’s there on the right side of D.C. Jefferson’s abdomen, and it’s been there for weeks, long before he got the news over the weekend that he had made the Cardinals’ 53-man roster.

The rookie tight end, a seventh-round draft choice and anything but a sure thing to make the team, got etched into his skin a logo of the Cardinals. And it’s not small. Inside the lines it also has numbers — 7th and 219 — that reference his draft round and his overall draft selection spot.

“I got it (regardless) of making the team or not,” Jefferson said. “It was just a landmark in my life. That’s how I looked at it. You can’t take that away from me.”

Jefferson meant the draft selection, but the same goes for a skin-altering tattoo. Jefferson said he had it done within the first two weeks of coming to the Cardinals in late April. It had gone under the radar until after the final preseason game in the locker room. Larry Fitzgerald saw it, and while Jefferson explained the “landmark” idea to his Pro Bowl teammate, “he started hassling with me,” Jefferson said with a smile. That included Fitzgerald announcing to the arriving media after the game to check out Jefferson’s body art — when, at the time, Jefferson’s roster spot was still in question.

Jefferson is still raw. But given the dearth of tight ends out there available and the need for the Cards to have at least four, he’s safe for now. And his tattoo, to the naked eye, still makes sense.

“Regardless of anything, they drafted me,” Jefferson said. “Can’t ever take it back.”


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14 Responses to “Tattoo a “landmark” for D.C. Jefferson”

  1. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    He’s right, no one can take it away from him.. drafted into NFL by the Cardinals. It is big.

    Way to go DC, realize more dreams. Lots of potential upside for this young man.

  2. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    PS: Although , personally, don’t think I’d have gotten a tat to commemorate.. but that’s just me;)

  3. By Nor cal cards fan on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Any chance we could see a pic..?

  4. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Nor Cal —

    RE: Picture

    Given where it is, that would be up to D.C. himself to make public.

  5. By Big Ken on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Darren, is there any chance DC Jefferson would ever line up under center? Have they tinkered with the idea in practice? He’s a great character and worth the seventh round flier they drafted him with.

  6. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Big Ken —

    RE: Jefferson as QB

    No. But he did joke about it:

  7. By azdesertrat1953 on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder who would be the better back up QB? DC Jefferson or Tebow?

    Not ever seeing DC throw I would still go for the rookie to be the #3 backup QB and put Tebow at TE, if that was the two I had to chose from.

    GO CARDS!!!

  8. By Bay Area Bad Boy on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    I wish the kid all the luck in the world. But make sure his penalty prone but stays far away from the playing field. He definitely needs more time of the practice field but does have potential. Good luck young brother.

  9. By credit card on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Darren, how good is DC Jefferson on special teams?

  10. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Credit —

    RE: Jefferson on special teams

    I don’t know if he’d be one of the top guys right now.

  11. By Eazy E on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply


  12. By Eazy E on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    He made it though.

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