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Charles Jackson
Player Profile:
Charles Jackson 745766
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein Collins
Major: Ethnic studies

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

2016 Outlook
Defensive back Charles Jackson has continued to fight through injuries during his Husker career, being sidelined for nearly all of the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Jackson enters his senior season in hopes of contending for playing time in the secondary and on special teams, an area where he established himself as a difference maker early in his career.

Jackson suffered a major knee injury in fall camp in 2014, that missed most of last season with another leg injury. The 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has shown the versatility to play mutliple positions in the secondary, having worked at safety, cornerback and nickel back with the Huskers.

2015 (Junior)
Jackson played on special teams in the season opener, but missed the rest of the season with a knee injury.

2014 (Redshirt)
Jackson suffered a knee injury in fall camp, and sat out the season as a medical redshirt.

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

2012 (Freshman)
Jackson was one of five true freshmen 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 (Klein Collins HS)
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 a district championship in 2010, before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs. Jackson recorded 73 tackles, including 50 solo stops as a senior. Jackson also had three interceptions and five pass breakups and earned first-team all-district honors as a senior.

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. He was a prep teammate of Husker linebacker David Santos. Jackson participated in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. Jackson was regarded as the second-best cornerback prospect in the country by Scout.com, while Rivals ranked him among the top 10 corners in the country. Jackson received dozens of offers and also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma before choosing Nebraska.

Personal
The son of Rick and Yolanda Parker, Charles was born on Aug. 16, 1992. He is majoring in ethnic studies, and was named to the academic All-Big Ten team in 2013, and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He has volunteered with Make-A-Wish, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, along with hospital and school outreach events.

 Jackson's Career Statistics

 

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT  

Hry.

2012 13/0 6
5
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
2014*           Injured
         
2015 1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Total 27/0 9
9
18 0-0 0.0-0 1-0 0 1 0 0
* - Medical Redshirt

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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