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Justin Jefferson hungry to overcome family’s LSU demons

NEW ORLEANS — It was nearly eight years ago to the day, and Justin Jefferson was in the Superdome crowd, hoping to celebrate an LSU national championship. Instead, he watched his older brother Jordan, then LSU’s senior quarterback, fall short, on the wrong end of a 21-0 loss to Alabama. Now he has his chance to win it all, only this time he will be on the field, a key part of LSU’s dominant offensive attack, and Jordan will be the one in the stands. “Hopefully this year’s different,” Justin Jefferson said as LSU prepared to face Clemson in the national championship game. Jefferson, one of LSU’s game-breaking, 1,000-yard wide receivers, grew up watching the Tigers. The Saint Rose, La., native would often be in Baton Roug ...