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#26 Harvey Jackson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
City/State: Fresno, Texas
High School: Hightower
Experience: High School
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Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

Junior Harvey Jackson is one of four safeties who have seen extensive playing time during the 2013 season. The 6-2, 210-pound Jackson was in the starting lineup early in the season, before backing up Andrew Green at one safety spot later in the season.

Jackson, Corey Cooper and LeRoy Alexander will all return for the Huskers at safety in 2014, providing the nucleus for the Husker secondary.

2013 (Junior)
Jackson played in each of the first 10 games of the season and started the first three games. Jackson totaled 33 tackles, including 20 solo stops. In addition to his work at safety, Jackson also played on special teams and made three stops on coverage units.

Jackson had a season-high seven tackles against both Southern Miss and South Dakota State, and made five tackles against UCLA. Jackson had his only tackle for the loss on the season against Southern Miss.

2012 (Sophomore)
Jackson played in 13 games and made a start in the first meeting with Wisconsin when Nebraska opened with three safeties in the lineup. Jackson finished the season with 13 tackles, including nine solo stops. He had a season-high four tackles against Arkansas State, and made three tackles each against Southern Miss and Wisconsin. Jackson also recovered a fumble in the final minute against Wisconsin in Lincoln to seal the Husker victory.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Jackson played in 12 games and made eight tackles, including six solo stops. He had a season-high four tackles at Minnesota, and made four tackles on special teams, including two against Michigan State.

2010 (Redshirt)
Jackson redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.

Before Nebraska (Hightower HS)
The 6-2, 200-pound Jackson starred at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. As a senior, he collected 53 tackles, while intercepting two passes and breaking up another seven passes. His play helped Coach Shane Halmark's team to a perfect 10-0 regular-season record, before a loss in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Jackson's play earned him first-team all-district honors as a senior.

Jackson also excelled as a junior, when he registered more than 30 tackles, while adding an interception and four pass breakups. His play as a junior helped Hightower to a 13-1 record and a trip to the 5A state title game.

Jackson was ranked among the top 60 safeties in the country by Rivals.com, while Scout.com ranked him among the nation's top 30 safety prospects and one of the top 300 overall players in the nation. SuperPrep Magazine listed him among the top 100 players in the state of Texas.

Jackson only visited Nebraska, but had numerous other offers, including Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Utah and Arizona State to name a few.

Personal
Harvey is the son of Yvonne Smith, and he was born on Oct. 24, 1991. He is a construction management major, was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2011, and a two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll pick. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, hospital visits, Sticks for Kids and YMCA Sports camps.

Jackson's Career Statistics

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Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2010         Redshirt             
2011 12/0 6 2 8 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2012 13/1 9 4 13 0-0 0.0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1

2013

10/3 20 13 33 1-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals

35/4 35
19
54
1-3 0.0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
- 7 vs. Southern Miss (2013), vs. SDSU (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 4, vs. Southern Miss (2013), vs. UCLA (2013), vs. SDSU (2013)

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