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Haywood Jeffires
No. 84     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-12-12) December 12, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 1987 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1996 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     535
Receiving Yards     6,334
Touchdowns     50
Stats at NFL.com

Haywood Franklin Jeffires (born December 12, 1964 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State. A 6'2", 198 lb (90 kg). wide receiver, Jeffires played in 10 NFL seasons from 1987-1996. Early in his NFL career his teammates referred to him as "Wood" or "Darkness", due to his charcoal complexion[citation needed]. Later in his career his teammates referred to him as "Freakwood". He played most of his career with the Oilers during the "Run & Shoot" era with Warren Moon. The Run & Shoot also incorporated teammates Ernest Givins, Drew Hill, and Curtis Duncan. A 3-time Pro Bowl selection from 1991–1993, Jeffires led the AFC in receptions in 1991 with 100.

As of 2008 Jeffires is coaching the Bay Area Gamblers, a semipro football team in Pearland, Texas.

Though his last name is spelled Jeffires, it is pronounced Jeffries, a fact that commentators often noted during broadcasts of games in which Jeffires was playing. 1991 Nintendo Entertainment System console game, Tecmo Super Bowl, incorrectly listed Jeffires' name as "Jeffries".


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