|Height: 6-5 | Weight: 241 | College: Northern Colorado|
Positives: Possesses outstanding size, strength and quickness for his position Shows average initial quickness off the snap, but uses his hand strength to defeat the jam Gets a good push off the defender to quickly get into his route Needs a little polish in his running stride, but can be sudden getting into the short area Has very good hand quickness, showing the ability to uncover and extend for the ball Natural hands catcher who will pluck and snatch away from the body's frame Maintains concentration going for the ball in a crowd His outstanding ball adjustment skills and ability to track the deep ball make up for his lack of blazing speed Has the lower body power to break tackles and keeps his balance while building up speed to accelerate and take the ball to the house He also has the flexibility and cutting agility to get to the off-target throws Is best when working on slants, as he has the power to turn the short area pass into a long gain Shows good stick on post routes.
Negatives: Bit of a long strider who has to build up speed in order to accelerate Despite his size, he does not show aggression as a blocker and did not see him spend much time mirroring, shading and controlling defenders on contact Has good plant-and-drive agility, but needs to do a better job of coming back for the ball Must improve his route running, as he usually reverts to taking soft angle cuts Gathers himself and gears down a bit when attempting to get in and out of his breaks Decent returner at the level he played in, but must develop a quicker burst in order to be effective returning kicks in the pros.
First-team All-American selection by Football Gazette and The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team honors from The Sports Network and Associated Press Led the team with 66 receptions and set school season-records with 1462 yards (22.2 average) and 21 touch- downs Returned 19 punts for 166 yards (8.7 average) and 13 kickoffs for 321 yards (24.7 average) Gained 1949 all-purpose yards.
2003 GAME Analysis
New Mexico Highlands: Opened the season with seven catches for 99 yards and scores of 14, 4, 5 and 22 yards, adding 24 yards on two punt returns and 50 yards on a kickoff return His four touchdowns tied a school game-record.
Western State (Colo.): Snatched six passes for 95 yards and a 15-yard score.
Idaho State: Totaled 214 yards on six grabs with 74, 67 and 42-yard touchdowns Had two kickoff returns for 50 yards and a 6-yard punt return.
Minnesota State: Grabbed five passes for 101 yards and touchdowns of 35 and 14 yards Returned two punts for 21 yards and two kickoffs for 81 yards.
Montana State: Scored on a 23-yard grab, making eight catches for 123 yards.
Western Washington: Had seven receptions for 205 yards, including 72 and 26-yard scores, adding 27 yards on three punt returns and 14 yards on a kickoff return.
Florida Atlantic: Followed with a 52-yard scoring grab.
Adams State: Gained 84 yards on three catches with 14 and 50-yard touchdowns.
Southern Utah: Hauled in nine passes for 166 yards and a 41-yard score Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards and had an 18-yard punt return.
Augustana Grabbed six passes for 121 yards and scores of 7 & 42 yards Also had three punt returns for 46 yards.
Cal-Davis: Finished the year with seven receptions for 176 yards and a pair of touch-downs, including a game-winning 36-yarder with 4:31 left in a 35-28 decision.
Played in every game, starting once Caught 22 passes for 445 yards (20.2 average) and three touchdowns Gained 256 yards on 27 punt returns (9.5 average) and 379 yards on 15 kickoff returns (25.3 average) Totaled 1080 all-purpose yards.
2002 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Made two catches for 43 yards and a 27-yard score vs. Nebraska-Omaha Had a 63-yard touchdown grab vs. Augustana Made three catches for 68 yards and a 27-yard score vs. South Dakota State Gained a season-high 96 yards on four receptions vs. Central Missouri.
Earned honorable mention All-American from D2Football.com Played in 10 games, catching nine passes for 259 yards (28.8 average) and two touchdowns Returned 17 punts for 306 yards (18.0 average) and a pair of scores Added 264 yards on 11 kickoff returns (24.0 avg) Gained 829 all-purpose yards.
2001 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Scored his first career touchdown on an 85-yard punt return and added a 35-yard catch vs. Adams State Had a 36-yard touchdown catch vs. Nebraska-Omaha Caught four passes for 131 yards and a 61-yard score vs. South Dakota Returned a punt 79 yards for a touch-down and had a 37-yard reception vs. North Dakota State.
2004: Bothered in spring drills with a lower back bruise suffered during the previous basketball season.
Business major, possessing a 3.2 grade point average Son of Sherry and Terry Jackson Born 1/14/83 Resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
4.46 in the 40-yard dash 2.57 20-yard dash 1.56 10-yard dash 39-inch vertical jump
32 -inch arm length 9 5/8-inch hands 33 Wonderlic score.
Attended Widefield (Colorado Springs, Colo.) High School, playing football for coach Paul Macrenato Earned honorable mention All-State from the Rocky Mountain News and also earned first-team All-Conference and All-Area honors Ranked third in the state (class 4A) in receptions (52) and also tallied 697 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.