A powerful, tough-minded fullback ... an excellent blocker and solid pass-catcher ... the starter since the end of his true freshman season ... also a good special-teams performer ... played in 50 of a possible 51 games over his four-year career ... had 25 career starts at fullback ... member of the 2009 Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee ... on the Terrapin Council his final three years ... invited to the 2010 Texas vs. the Nation game.
As a Senior (2009): An honorable mention All-America choice by Pro Football Weekly ... played in all 12 games at fullback and on special teams ... started eight games in the backfield ... plays on all four special teams units ... had seven special-teams tackles, third on the team ... served as a special teams captain in four games (Clemson, Wake Forest, Florida State and Boston College ... rushed the ball once for a 5-yard gain against MTSU (9/19) ... had two rushes for 9 yards against Clemson (10/3) ... made his first receptions of the season against Virginia (10/17), catching two passes for 23 yards ... also recorded two receptions for 11 yards against NC State (11/7) ... had two catches for 12 yards against Virginia Tech (11/14) ... made two special teams tackles against Florida State (11/21).
As a Junior (2008): Played in all 13 games at fullback and on special teams, with six starts ... set career highs for receiving yards (106) and receptions (12) ... helped RB Da'Rel Scott finish second in the ACC in rushing and become just the seventh back in school history to post at least 1,000 rushing yards ... earned the Alvin L. Aubinoe Award as the team's unsung offensive hero ... posted the second-best clean (380) in school history (among running backs) in spring testing ... recorded his first catch of the year, a 2-yarder, against MTSU (9/6) ... caught two passes for 35 yards, including a career-long 29-yard reception, against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... had a career-high tying four catches for 24 yards at Virginia (10/4) ... recorded three receptions for a career-high 42 yards vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... played sparingly vs. Virginia Tech (11/6) due to a knee injury ... notched one reception for 9 yards at Boston College (11/29) ... member of the Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee.
As a Sophomore (2007): Played in 12 games, starting eight at fullback ... also played special teams ... had five special-teams tackles, including four on the punt team ...opened holes for running backs Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore, who combined to rush for nearly 1,600 yards and 25 TDs ... recorded first catch of the season, a 7-yarder, vs. FIU (9/8) ... opened up holes for Keon Lattimore vs. the Golden Panthers, allowing him to post his second-consecutive 100-yard game ... caught two passes for 13 yards vs. West Virginia (9/13) ... started vs. Wake Forest (9/22) and scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run, the second of his career ... also started vs. Rutgers (9/29) and caught two passes for 23 yards ... helped pave the way for the Terps to rack up 239 yards on the ground ... (vs. UVA) ... started at fullback vs. Virginia (10/20), but did not record any offensive stats ... made a career-high three special teams tackles despite playing most of the game with a broken hand ... started vs. UNC (11/3) and played the entire game with a cast on his hand ... caught one pass for six yards vs. BC (11/10) and saw extensive action despite a cast on his hand ... rushed once for 3 yards vs. NC State (11/24) and caught one pass for 7 yards ... helped pave the way for the Terps to rack up a season-high 249 rushing yards ... member of the Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee.
As a Freshman (2006): Played in all 13 games at fullback, starting three ... played in a reserve role before taking over for an injured Tim Cesa for the final four games of the season ... also saw action on special teams ... lone true freshman to play during the year ... rushed four times for 12 yards on the season ... also caught four passes for 46 yards ... saw time as the backup fullback vs. William & Mary (9/2), his first career action ... saw action in goal-line situations vs. West Virginia (9/14), playing his first collegiate game in his hometown ... played on special teams vs. Virginia (10/14), recording his second career tackle ... split time with Cesa at the fullback position vs. FSU (10/28) and caught one pass for 6 yards, the first reception of his career ... recorded his first career start vs. Clemson (11/4) in place of the injured Tim Cesa ... caught one pass for 13 yards vs. BC (11/18) ... started vs. Wake Forest (11/25) and caught one pass for 4 yards ... rushed four times for 12 yards vs. Purdue in the Champs Sports Bowl (12/29), including his first career TD on a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter ... had not rushed the football until this game ... also hauled in a season-long 23-yard pass.
At University High School: A four-year starter who played linebacker, tailback and defensive end in his tenure ... had an outstanding senior season, finishing with 1,307 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns to go along with 161 tackles, two sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries ... had nearly 1,000 yards rushing and over 100 tackles as a junior ... posted 224 yards rushing with a touchdown in a playoff game as a junior ... a first team all-state pick as a junior and senior ... was second team all-state defensive lineman as a sophomore ... conference player of the year ... 12th-ranked inside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... a PrepStar All-American ... ranked the second-best player in the state of West Virginia by Rivals.com ... also lettered one year in wrestling ... spent most seasons weight training ... posted a 625-pound squat as a prep ... also recruited by Stanford, NC State, Iowa and West Virginia ... coached by John Kelley.
Personal: Born March 12, 1988 ... parents are Terrence and Melissa Jackson ... comes from a very athletic family (four brothers, one sister) ... brother, Todd, played football at West Virginia ... brother, Drew, was a junior college All-American in baseball who was ultimately drafted ... younger brother, Brady, plays middle linebacker for Shepard University ... father played football and baseball at Yale ... an avid reader who carried nearly a 4.0 grade-point average in high school ... majoring in communications ... recipient of the Market Development Group Director's Circle Scholarship.
Jackson's Career Statistics
Rushing G-GS Att. Gain Lost Net Avg. TD LP 2006 13-3 4 12 0 12 3.0 1 5 2007 12-8 2 6 0 6 3.0 1 3 2008 13-6 3 5 1 4 1.3 0 4 2009 12-8 8 26 2 24 3.0 0 5 Career 50-25 17 49 3 46 2.7 2 5