USF Football BIO
8 Jon Lejiste
LEJISTE'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Appeared in eight games, starting four, at safety and on special teams ... posted 18 tackles, an INT and two PBU ... posted a tackle and a PBU versus Chattanooga ... recorded five tackles and a PBU against Rutgers ... notched seven tackles at Ball St. ... tallied two tackles and an INT against UConn.
2011: Started all 12 games at safety ... posted 47 tackles, a sack, two TFL, an INT, two PBU, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries ... opened the season with 10 tackles at Notre Dame ... notched a fumble recovery versus Ball St. ... returned an INT 21 yards against FAMU ... posted eight tackles and a TFL versus UTEP ... added four tackles and a PBU at Pitt ... notched five tackles, a TFL and a fumble recovery at UConn ... added four tackles and a PBU at Rutgers ... posted five tackles at Syracuse and versus Miami ... tallied three tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Louisville ... finished with two tackles against West Virginia.
2010: Started all 13 games at safety ... tallied 43 tackles, four sacks, 7.5 TFL, an INT, two PBU and two forced fumbles ... posted three tackles against Stony Brook ... tallied four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a PBU at Florida ... added three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a PBU versus WKU ... notched two tackles and a sack against FAU ... posted three tackles versus Syracuse ... tallied three tackles and a TFL at WVU ... added two tackles at Cincinnati ... notched three tackles against Rutgers ... posted three tackles and a half TFL at Louisville ... added five tackles and two TFL versus Pitt ... tallied a then-career-high six tackles at Miami ... recorded his first career INT to go along with two tackles against Connecticut ... posted four tackles and a sack in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
2009: Appeared in all 13 games, starting the UConn game, at safety ... totaled 29 tackles, a TFL, a forced fumble and a PBU ... posted four tackles against Wofford and Charleston Southern ... notched two tackles and a forced a fumble at Florida State in USF's 17-7 upset victory ... added three tackles at Syracuse ... posted two tackles against Cincinnati ... notched three tackles against West Virginia ... added a TFL at Rutgers ... posted a season-high five tackles versus Miami ... tallied three stops at UConn.
ATLANTIC COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL: Hard-hitting defensive back who played for one of the top high school programs in the state ... rated the 109th best cornerback in the country by Scout.com ... racked up 55 tackles and two INTs as a junior ... added a fumble recovery for a touchdown ... first-team all-district ... second-team all-county ... pre-season top 100 in Florida ... also competed in track where he high jumped 6-4 ... was a four-year letterwinner ... chose USF over West Virginia, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Kentucky and UCF.
PERSONAL: Raised by Roujon and Sainvilla Lejiste ... has three sisters: Rose, Erin and Lucy ... God-brother Brian Flauder played for Georgia Tech ... name is pronounced luh-JIST ... graduated in December 2012 with a degree in criminology.