(Entering 2013) Named 2013 preseason All-American by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele, and the best offensive lineman in the SEC by the Birmingham News ... Returning for his senior season after turning down a trip to the NFL ... Anchor of the Bulldog frontline and three-year starter for the Maroon and White, considered a top-five offensive lineman for the 2013 NFL Draft ... 2012 Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext Second-Team All-American ... Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly ... Has started all 39 of his games in college at left guard ... Earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the AP and Phil Steele in 2012 after being named to the preseason 2012 All-SEC Second Team by the SEC Coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon and the SEC's Football Information Directors ... 2011 Rivals.com Sophomore All-American after being named to the All-SEC Second-Team by Rivals.com and the AP ... Named Rivals.com All-SEC Second Team in 2011, starting all 13 games his redshirt sophomore season ... Started all 13 games at left guard during his redshirt freshman season... Redshirted during his true freshman season on campus ... Highly-recruited lineman from the Mississippi prep ranks.
Jackson was named to nine All-America teams and helped Mississippi State set numerous single-season offensive records including most total yards of offense (5,647), most passing yards (3,178), most completions (253) and most passing yards per game (244.5).
Named to the Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext All-America Second Team, as well as earning honorable mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly ... Earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the AP and Phil Steele and second-team honors by the SEC Coaches and ESPN.com ... A midseason All-American by Phil Steele and Scout.com ... Member of the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List ... Started all 13 games at left guard, grading out a champion in 12 contests ... Part of an offensive line that gave up the second-fewest sacks in the SEC (29th nationally) ... Did not personally give up a sack all season ... Graded out at 85 percent with six pancake blocks in 16 snaps in the season opener vs. Jackson State ... Blocked for the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in the SEC-opening win against Auburn, grading out at 91 percent with six pancake blocks ... Graded out at 90 percent with 10 pancake blocks in the triumph at Troy, blocking for LaDarius Perkins, who had a career-high 179 rushing yards ...Graded out at over 90 percent for the third-straight game in the victory at home against South Alabama, tallying four pancake blocks.Led the way for another 100-yard rusher in the SEC win at Kentucky, recording a grade of 86 percent with seven pancake blocks ... Graded out a season-high 95 percent in the nationally-televised win again Tennessee ... Paved the way for a 100-yard rusher for the third-straight game with an 84 percent grade and five pancake blocks in the homecoming win over MTSU ... Knocked down eight and graded 87 percent at Alabama ... Recorded a season-best 12 pancake blocks and graded 89 percent at LSU ... Finished with nine pancake blocks and a grade of 94 percent in the home victory vs. Arkansas ... Graded out a champion in the Egg Bowl rivalry game at Ole Miss .... Graded out a champion vs. Northwestern in the Gator Bowl as he helped the Bulldogs rack up 186 yards on the ground.
Named to the AP and Rivals.com All-SEC second team, as well as the Rivals.com Sophomore All-American team . . . Started at left guard for all 13 games . . . Graded out a champion in five games and recorded a team-high 69 takedowns . . . Notched a season-high nine takedowns at Auburn . . . Graded out at a career-high 91 percent against UT Martin . . . Blocked for a running back who finished fourth in the SEC in rushing, while giving up the fifth-fewest sacks in the league . . . As a blocker, helped the 2011 squad reach the top 10 in school history for single-season marks in passing touchdowns, passing completions, total yards and first downs . . . Helped the offense tally multiple rushing touchdowns in games against Memphis, Auburn, Kentucky, UT Martin, Ole Miss and Wake Forest . . . Blocked for an offense that scored 50-plus points twice in the same season for the first time since 1914 (four), and only the third time in school history (1907, twice) . . . Part of an offense that paved the way for running back Vick Ballard to rush for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
SEC All-Freshman selection by the coaches . . . Earned the starting spot at left guard prior to the season opener . . . Helped pave the way for the Bulldog rushing attack that averaged 214.8 yards per game, 16th in the country and second-highest average in the SEC . . . Graded out at 80 percent or higher six times this season . . . Posted 40 knockdown blocks . . . Graded out at 93 percent in the Bulldogs? win over Kentucky . . . Helped State rush for over 200 yards seven different times this season.
Redshirted his true freshman year.
Ranked as the No. 52 offensive tackle prospect in the country by recruiting website Scout.com . . . Considered the third-best offensive lineman in Mississippi by Scout.com, which credits him with a 5.1-second time in the 40-yard dash . . . Rivals.com had him ranked as the No. 85 offensive tackle prospect in the nation . . . That site also has him ranked as the No. 28 prospect in the state of Mississippi, the fourth-best offensive lineman on the chart . . . Rated with the top 40 high school prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . Has started both ways at tackle since his freshman season . . . Other top scholarship offers: LSU, Auburn, and Ole Miss . . . Solid 2.8 grade point average in the high school classroom . . . Committed to MSU in July 2008.
Born Gabriel C. Jackson on July 12, 1991 . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson . . . His father was his high school coach.