Played in all 13 games, serving on the kick coverage units and as a reserve cornerback...had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery on the year...had a careerhigh four tackles against Syracuse...recovered a fumble on the punt coverage unit at Utah, giving Pitt possession at the Utes' 28...the Panthers converted the turnover into a touchdown and 7-0 lead five plays later.
Played in nine games, primarily in special teams capacities...had eight tackles on the year...had a season-high two stops vs. Connecticut and USF...had one tackle and two PBUs vs. Syracuse.
Played in five games as a reserve cornerback and special teams contributor to letter.
Two-year starter at cornerback for Cypress Bay, a Florida 6A (largest classification) school...was discovered by Pitt's coaching staff at the Panthers' 2006 summer football camps, where Jackson ran a 4.31 40-yard dash...was a three-year varsity letterman and helped team to two Florida 6A playoff berths...team captain...had 16 defended passes as a senior...played under Coach Bill Hobbs...his defensive coordinator was Frank Hepler, who coached such Pitt products as H.B. Blades, Darrell Strong and Cedric McGee at Plantation High...helped team to a 7-4 record and a district runner-up finish as a senior...earned Honorable Mention All-Broward County...selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game...also lettered in track and basketball...district champion and state qualifier in the 100 meters...Honor Roll student.
Anthony Hugh Jackson II, born 3/3/89, is the son of Anthony and Ruth Jackson...has two sisters...sister Karena played basketball at Broward Community College (2005-07)...cousin, Mike James, was a letterman at receiver for Alabama (2000-01)...another cousin, Ruth Brown, plays college basketball at Lynn University.