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  Courtney Jackson
Courtney Jackson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeSoto, Texas

High School:
DeSoto

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Cornerback

ASU: Should start at one of the corner positions ... smart corner with good reaction skills ... one of the best in the Pac-10 and in the nation ... great athlete ... "big" corner. 1998: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... led the team with eight pass deflections ... also led the team with four interceptions and 116 interception-return yards ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 37th in the nation in interceptions ... one of seven returning starters on defense ... posted a career-high tying six solo tackles and a career-high four assists for a team-high 10 total tackles in the season opener against Washington ... the 10 total tackles was a career high ... recorded one solo tackle and one assist at BYU ... also had one pass deflection ... had two solo tackles and two assists in ASU's first victory of the season, a 34-15 defeat of North Texas ... posted four solo tackles, two assists and one tackle for a three-yard loss in the Sun Devils' 24-3 rout of Oregon State ... also had a pass deflection on the Beavers' first play of the game ... recorded four solo tackles and a career-high three pass deflections at USC ... tallied one solo tackle and two assists against Notre Dame ... posted two solo tackles and one assist in the Sun Devils' 44-38 overtime victory over Stanford ... had three solo tackles in ASU's 38-28 win at Washington State ... also recovered a Kevin Brown fumble at the ASU 38 in the second quarter ... played the best game of his career in the Sun Devils' 55-22 rout of California ... had a career-high tying six solo tackles and one tackle for a four-yard loss ... also intercepted a Justin Vedder pass attempt in the second quarter and returned it 54 yards to the California one-yard line ... ASU scored on the next play ... had his second interception of the game, for the first time in his career, in the third quarter ... returned it 23 yards to the Cal 37 ... also had two pass deflections ... recorded one solo tackle and one assist at Oregon ... also had one tackle for a two-yard loss ... intercepted a Keith Smith pass attempt in the first quarter at Arizona ... returned the ball 35 yards to the Wildcat 33 ... left the game shortly after due to injury and did not return ... started every game.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1995 graduate of DeSoto High School, DeSoto, Texas... a preseason all-region all-America selection and number seven rated safety in the nation by Tom Lemming's recruiting service... was a first-team all-region selection by BlueChip Illustrated... played in the first ever California-Texas Shrine All-Star game... collected 41 solo tackles, 29 assists, one interception return for 57 yards and a touchdown, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery and 22 pass deflections as a senior... earned first-team all-district honors... as a junior posted 57 solo tackles, 22 assists, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 25 pass deflections... was scored on once during two and a half seasons of playing safety and cornerback... captained both the football and track and field teams... was voted the Most Valuable Player of DeSoto's defense... won Player-of-the-Week accolades five times in 23 games during two seasons... holds the school record for most interceptions (6) in two seasons... best games included 12 tackles, two pass deflections, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble versus Garland Lakeview High and 10 tackles, three assists, one pressure, two tackles for loss and two deflections versus Mesquite High... played in a defensive backfield at DeSoto High that sent three players to Division I schools.

PERSONAL: Major is interdisciplinary studies... parents are Bobby (spokesman/teacher) and Hazel (teacher) Jackson of DeSoto, Texas... born December 15, 1976 in Dallas, Texas... lists most exciting experience in sports as winning against Dallas Carter High School twice, once in Texas Stadium by a score of 52-27 and once in the Cotton Bowl, 10-7 in the last second... full name is Courtney J. Jackson.

CAREER HIGHS: Unassisted Tackles: 6, four times, last vs. California (11/7/98). Assisted Tackles: 4, vs. Washington (9/5/98). Total Tackles: 10, vs. Washington (9/5/98). Passes Deflected: 3, at USC (10/3/98). Fumble Recoveries: 1, twice, last at Washington State (10/31/98). Interceptions: 2, vs. California (11/7/98).

Jackson's Career Statistics

        G/GS    UT/AT   TT  TFL/YDS  INT  PD  FR  TD
1996    11/2    15/5    20    0/0     1    2   1   1
1997    11/11   21/6    27    1/3     1   11   0   0
1998    11/     30/13   43    3/9     4    8   1   0
Career  33/23   66/24   90    4/12    6   21   2   1
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