Tony Jefferson dons the No. 1 jersey for the Oklahoma Sooners and it's quite fitting considering his ever developing role. The junior is set to make 2012 his most successful in Norman yet and his emergence as a leader is sure to be cemented along the way.
His road to this point has not been void of mistakes and road bumps, but Jefferson has never let those indiscretions become anything but minor incidents.
Jefferson is key for the 2012 Sooners' defense which is in desperate need of improved play on the back end and his increasing role as a leader will allow him a hand in the direction of the entire team.
Here's a deeper a look into why this player is one that must continue stepping into the shoes of vocal leader for his team.