Versatile and intelligent veteran who will be looked to for leadership on the defensive line after establishing himself as a starter in 2012 • Earned All-ACC Academic honors in 2012 • Can play both tackle and end.
2013 - Senior Season
Finished the regular season with 25 tackles, three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup • Started all 12 games at defensive tackle • Had a pair of solo stops and a pass breakup at NC State • Had two quarterback hurries against Miami • Finished with four tackles and a half sack at Virginia Tech • Registered a season-high five tackles against East Carolina • Tallied four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win over Middle Tennessee • Made three tackles in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 – Junior Season
Appeared in 10 games on the defensive line, starting seven at nose tackle • Registered 18 tackles on the season, nine of which were solo stops • Also picked up 4.0 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and a sack • Had two assists in the season finale against Maryland • Notched a pair of solo stops in the win at Virginia • Matched a season high with four tackles at Duke • Had a pair of tackles for loss and a 2-yard sack in the win at Miami • Had four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, in the Idaho game • Assisted on a tackle for loss and had two quarterback hurries against East Carolina • Had a pair of stops at Wake Forest • Assisted on a tackle in the season opener against Elon.
2011 – Sophomore Season
Played in all 13 games at defensive end • Finished the regular season with 12 tackles, including five solo stops and seven assists, and had two quarterback hurries • Recorded two tackles vs. Missouri in the Independence Bowl • Had one tackle at Virginia Tech and assisted on a stop at NC State • Posted one tackle in a 49-24 win over Wake Forest • Had one tackle in a 30-24 loss to Miami • Had one tackle in a 14-7 victory over Louisville • Had two tackles in a loss at Georgia Tech • Recorded one tackle in a 28-17 victory vs. Virginia • Posted one tackle in a 24-22 victory vs. Rutgers • Had one tackle in the season-opening win over James Madison.
2010 – Freshman Season
Played in nine games and started five as a true freshman • Suffered a high ankle sprain in the win at Florida State and missed the final four games of the year • Started against Clemson, Virginia, Miami, William & Mary and Florida State • Posted 15 tackles and had 1.5 sacks • Also had one interception, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries • Posted two tackles against William & Mary • Had a season-high four tackles at Miami • Intercepted a pass, had three tackles and assisted on a sack at Virginia • Recorded three tackles in his first career start vs. Clemson, including a sack • Had one tackle against ECU, Rutgers and Georgia Tech • One of five true freshmen to play against LSU.
Gibbs High School
Ranked the No. 7 defensive end in Florida by the Orlando Sun-Sentinel • Considered one of the top 100 players in Florida by SuperPrep • Named all-county by the St. Petersburg Times • Three-year starter on the defensive line at Gibbs High School • Played in the North-South Pinellas County High School All-Star Game • Helped lead Gibbs to its first district championship in school history • Posted 56 tackles, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior • Coached by Donnie Abraham.
Son of Al and Cassandra Jackson • Born Oct. 24, 1991 • Exercise and sport science major with a minor in coaching.
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