The Shark and the Predator. On the surface, Texas Longhorns signee Jeffrey McCulloch and sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson both have phenomenal nicknames. Both are edge-rushing terrors most comfortable coming downhill and getting after quarterbacks and ball carriers.
Dig a little bit deeper, however, and more parallels become apparent — both are highly intelligent, extremely mature, and focused on academics.
The quality of a Texas education appealed strongly to Jefferson’s parents when he made his decision in December of 2014 and he currently participates in the Texas Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation as he considers a post-football career in entrepreneurship.