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Charles Jackson
Player Profile:
Charles Jackson 745766
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein Collins

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

Defensive back Charles Jackson has battled the injury bug over the past year, but is ready to return to the field in 2015. Jackson missed all of 2014 after suffering a knee injury early in fall camp. After returning to full speed in the winter, Jackson suffered a minor knee injury during spring ball, cutting short his practice work with the new Husker coaching staff.

When healthy, the 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has shown the versatility and explosiveness to be an impact player in both the secondary and on special teams. Jackson has seen time at cornerback, safety and nickel back in his career and will compete for playing time in a deep Nebraska secondary. He is also a likely candidate for significant special teams work.

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, 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.

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























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
2014*           Injured
Total 26/0 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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