#27 Charles Jackson
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein Collins

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)

2014 Outlook
Junior defensive back Charles Jackson has shown his versatility in the secondary during his first two seasons in the program. His ability to play either cornerback or safety could serve Jackson well this fall, as he competes to earn the starting nickel back job, a key position in the Huskers’ defensive scheme.

The 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has made his biggest impact the past two years with his high-energy play on play on the Huskers’ special teams. He has also provided depth in the secondary, first as a corner in 2012 and last year at the safety spot.
Jackson earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

2013 (Sophomore)
Jackson played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, while also providing depth at safety. He finished the season with seven total tackles, and ranked second on the team with six special teams stops. Jackson had three special teams tackles in the opener against Wyoming. He had two solo tackles against South Dakota State, including one on special teams. He also forced a fumble against the Jacks.

2012 (Freshman)
Jackson was one of five true freshman to see action, playing in 13 games. He made 11 tackles, including six solo stops. Jackson was second on the team with seven tackles on special teams. He had a season-high two tackles in both the first meeting with Wisconsin and at Ohio State. Jackson added a pass breakup against Idaho State.

Before Nebraska (Collins HS)
Jackson joined the NU program this summer after originally signing with the Huskers in February of 2011. He sat out the 2011 season. One of the top secondary prospects in the state of Texas in the class of 2011, Jackson was a key performer for Coach Drew Svoboda at Collins High School in Klein, Texas. Jackson’s play helped the team to an 11-1 record and district championship in 2010, before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs. Jackson recorded 73 total tackles, including 50 solo stops in his senior season. The aggressive corner also had three interceptions and five pass breakups. Jackson earned first-team all-district honors for his effort during his senior season. Jackson was also a key performer for the Tigers as a junior, racking up 75 tackles and five interceptions on his way to second-team all-district honors. Jackson was one of several 2011 Husker signees to participate in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. Jackson was regarded as the second-best cornerback prospect in the country by in 2011, while Rivals ranked him among the top 10 corners in the country, the 13th-best overall prospect in Texas and the No. 100 overall player in the nation. He also ranked among SuperPrep’s top 30 players in the state of Texas and was rated just outside of the top 100 prospects in the nation by ESPN. Jackson received dozens of offers, and also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma, before choosing Nebraska.

Charles was born on Aug. 16, 1992, and is the son of Rick and Yolanda Parker.


Jackson's Career Statistics























2012 13/0 6
11 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
2013 13/0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 1-0 0 0 0 0
Total 26/0 9
18 0-0 0.0-0 1-0 0 1 0 0

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles - 
3 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 2 vs. SDSU (2013)

» Pass Break-Ups - 1 vs. Idaho State (2012)
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