- A native of Kansas City, Mo., Jeffries was an all-Big Six guard on Don Faurot’s team in 1941 that debuted the Split-T formation which revolutionized college football.
- That squad led the nation in rushing (307.7 yards per game), won the Big Six Conference championship and earned a berth in the Sugar Bowl.
- Jeffries, along with fellow line mate Darold Jenkins, led the blocking for backfield stars Bob Stueber and Harry Ice.
- All of those men now reside in the MU Hall of Fame. Jeffries played in the College All-Star Game in Chicago in 1942, and was named to the Chicago Tribune All-America team.
- The Tiger Club of Kansas City honored him in 1996 for his dedication to MU.