Jeffcoat was a 2011 second team All-Big 12 selection (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and was named honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2010. He was a prep All-American, two-time first-team all-state and all-area and three-time first-team all-district selection at defensive end and was named to PARADE's All-America High School Football Team. He also earned first-team All-USA honors by USA Today.
Jeffcoat is active both in UT's community service program and has also made efforts of his own in both the Austin and greater Dallas communities. Most recently he made a trip to Perez Elementary School in Austin to read to first graders and kindergarteners to promote reading on "Read Across America Day." He took it a step further by reading in Spanish to bilingual first graders whose first language is Spanish. - Mack Brown Texas football
Operating with his hand in the dirt as well as a stand-up pass rusher in defensive coordinator Manny Diaz's aggressive scheme, Jeffcoat exploded a year ago to register more tackles (71) and tackles for loss (21) than batterymate Alex Okafor and tied him for the team lead with eight sacks, but was recognized with "only" second-team honors from the league's coaches despite his big statistics.
The son of former Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills' standout Jim Jeffcoat, Jackson has greater upside as an NFL pass rusher than Okafor but remains a bit hit or miss, at this time.