Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017, 2019)
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
A former Navy SEAL who did not play high school football, Damian Jackson played in one game as a redshirt freshman, making his career debut on the defensive line in the Huskers' win over Bethune-Cookman. Although he only saw actioin in one game, Jackson was also a member of Nebraska's travel roster for the Huskers' trips to Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa.
Jackson sat out his first season as a redshirt.
Jackson served as a member of the Navy SEALs for four years after graduating from Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2010. He was not a member of the football team in high school, but did participate in baseball and soccer. He hit .316 as a senior on the baseball team at Shadow Ridge.
Damian is the son of Bridgette Saenz, and he was born on July 22, 1992. Jackson is majoring in computer science and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jackson volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.