On Jackson: Honors candidate and anchor of Marylands defensive secondary unit who enters his final collegiate season versatile athlete who can play either safety position but will enter 2001 atop the depth chart at strong safety smart player with a knack for getting to the ball has totaled 130 tackles and three interceptions in his career has made 13 starts in his 29-game career an Iron Terp whose 555-lb. squat is the third best in school history ... vying for duties as long snapper also plays baseball for the Terps when there aren't conflicts with football.
2000 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 11 games, starting 10 an honorable mention All-ACC selection at strong safety after leading the Terps in solo tackles (71) and finishing third on the squad in total tackles (101) played a virtually injury-free season for the first time in his collegiate career averaged 13.5 tackles per game during a four-game stretch in mid-season, including career bests of 16 stops vs. Clemson and Duke had a career-high 12 total tackles in his 16-tackle effort vs. Clemson, ranked in the top 10 at the time also had 12 tackles vs. Virginia and 10 stops vs. Wake Forest forced two fumbles and recovered another during the season.
1999 (Junior): Opening-game starter at strong safety who missed the remaining 10 games after suffering a broken left ankle vs. Temple recorded five tackles in the opener before suffering the injury was granted a medical hardship waiver batted .353 with a pair of doubles and no errors while playing 20 games in the outfield.
1998 (Sophomore): Started two games and played in seven as a true sophomore suffered a sprained knee at Clemson which forced him to miss four games finished the season with 14 tackles and one TFL started season opener at free safety, and Clemson game at strong safety career-high six tackles in opening game vs. James Madison, four vs. Clemson Maryland's primary punt returner before the injury 13 punt returns for 50 yards.
1997 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games and totaled 10 tackles as a true freshman ... had a pair of interceptions, recording pickoffs vs. Florida State and Wake Forest ... also returned 12 punts for 43 yards (3.6 average) stellar spring camp included team-leading eight interceptions.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Wilde Lake High School ... named the Baltimore Suns Male Athlete of the Year following his senior season ... named first team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun and second team All-Met by the Washington Post ... selected as the co-Player of the Year in the state by the Maryland High School Sports Ledger .... ranked as the states No. 1 defensive back by Tom Lemming ... was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the county by the Howard County Sun ... was a second team All-Metro pick as a junior and a second team all-county choice as a sophomore ... was a four-year starter in high school ... led his team to the county title two of his last three seasons, including a 10-1 mark and the regional championship as a senior ... earned three letters in baseball and was a first team All-Met selection as a senior.
Personal: Anthony Lawrence Jackson was born May 19, 1979 ... son of Vernette and Richard Jackson ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice was drafted in the 32nd round of the 1997 major league baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians named a Maryland scholar-athlete in 2000.
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int 1997 10-0 9 1 10/1.0 0-0 0.0-0 2-4 1998 7-2 10 4 14/2.0 1-2 0.0-0 0-0 1999 1-1 3 2 5/5.0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2000 11-10 71 30 101/9.2 4-22 0.0-0 1-0 Totals 29-13 93 37 130/4.5 5-24 0.0-0 3-5 Punt Returns G-GS Ret Yds Avg TD LP 1997 10-0 12 43 3.6 0 15 1998 7-2 13 50 3.9 0 16 1999 1-1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2000 11-10 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 29-13 25 93 3.7 0 16
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