2008 OUTLOOK Hard-charging North-South runner who is as dependable a back as there is in the Big 12 Conference ... Can get the tough yards inside and has displayed a knack for finding the endzone with 10 career rushing TDs ... Begins fall camp listed second on the depth chart at the tailback spot ... Has the most experience of any Tiger ball carrier, and he's coming off a career-best year that featured 331 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2007 ... Could also once again factor into the kickoff return game in 2008 ... Has a good mix of speed and power and seems to make plays every time he touches the ball.
2007 SEASON Had a career season serving as the top reserve behind leading rusher Tony Temple ... Played all 14 games, making 2 starts (against Oklahoma and Texas Tech) and had career-best numbers that included 67 rushes for 331 yards and 7 touchdowns ... Ran the ball four times for 12 yards against Ole Miss ... Had three carries for 26 yards in win over Western Michigan and carried the ball twice for 16 yards against Illinois State ... Ran three times against Nebraska for eight yards ... Stepped up in first starts of career against Oklahoma and Texas Tech to help fill in for an injured Tony Temple ... Scored a touchdown, while rushing six times for 22 yards against Oklahoma ... Carried a career-high 12 times for 59 yards against Texas Tech ... Scored three TDs against TTU, which matched his touchdown total of his two previous seasons at Missouri ... Ran seven times for 32 yards and scored the Tigers' first TD of the day against Iowa State on a one-yard run ... Rushed four times for 23 yards against Colorado ... Carried the ball 10 times for 35 yards and one TD against Texas A&M ... Gained 34 yards on five carries (6.8 yard/rush average), including a season-long 17-yard run against Kansas State ... Carried the ball five times for 23 yards against Kansas ... Scored his seventh touchdown of the season on a one-yard run in the second quarter ... His seven rushing TDs were second most on the team.
2006 SEASON Ended the regular season listed 2nd on the depth chart ... Carried 32 times in 13 games for a total of 123 yards and 1 TD ... Averaged 3.8 yards per carry and had a season-high 7 carries at Texas Tech ... Also carried 6 times against Colorado for 23 yards ... Had a career-high 36 yards on the ground on 4 rushes against Kansas State ... Picked up his 1st TD of the season in game #4 against Ohio, scoring from 2 yards out in the 4th quarter ... Also returned 4 kickoffs on the season, and can be a solid pass-catcher coming out of the backfield ... Had a good spring camp that he capped by rushing for 28 yards on 7 carries in the Black & Gold Game ... Also showed an ability to catch the ball effectively out of the backfield in MU's spread offense, as he caught 2 passes for 21 yards in the spring game ... Was full strength for spring practice after he had off-season surgery to clean up an old meniscus tear in his right knee, as well a broken right foot that he suffered in Mizzou's bowl game victory.
2005 SEASON Was a nice addition to the tailback rotation as he averaged 4.9 yards per carry on 37 attempts, playing in 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... His 175 yards rushing were 4th-best on the team, and 3rd-most among Tiger tailbacks ... Had 2 TDs on the year, with his first coming on a strong 13-yard run in the 1st quarter against Texas that tied the score at 7 apiece ... Also scored from 10 yards out the next week at Oklahoma State ... Had a career-best 36 yards rushing against the #2 Longhorns (averaging a healthy 7.2 yards per carry), a week after he had 34 yards in game #3 against Troy ... Caught 8 passes for 73 yards, including a 46-yarder against Troy that ranked as the 2nd-longest pass play of the season for Mizzou ... Carried the ball 6 times for 34 yards against Troy, including a career-long 24 yarder ... Also returned 2 kickoffs, and had a long of 24 yards at Oklahoma State.
2004 SEASON Redshirt season ... Was impressive during fall camp, and showed that he had a bright future at Mizzou ... Had big performances in a couple of scrimmages during two-a-days.
HIGH SCHOOL Named the No. 53 overall prospect in the midland region by SuperPrep Magazine ... Emerged as a senior as one of the best backs in the region, as he rushed for 2,642 yards and 26 touchdowns ... Added 340 receiving yards and 9 TDs out of the backfield as he earned all-state, all-region, all-conference and team most valuable player honors in 2003 ... Earned all-state, all-region and all-conference honors as a senior, in addition to team most valuable player honors ... Holds school records for single-season rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored, and career rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored ... Named the recipient of the annual Carr Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding player in the southeast Missouri area ... Ran for 1,631 yards and 15 TDs during his junior season in 2002 ... A speedster who was also an all-state track performer for Caruthersville.
PERSONAL High school coach - David Gilmore ... Son of Jimmy Jackson and Brenda Lloyd ... Majoring in hotel and restaurant management at Mizzou ... Chose MU over Arkansas, Illinois and Utah, among others.
JACKSON CAREER STATISTICS
JACKSON CAREER HIGHS Rushes: 8, vs. Baylor, 2005 Rushing Yards: 36, 2 Times Rushing TDs: 1, 3 Times Longest Rush: 24, vs. Troy, 2005 Receptions: 3, 2 Times Receiving Yards: 46, vs. Troy, 2005 Longest Receptions: 46, vs. Troy, 2005 Longest Kickoff Return: 24, at Oklahoma State, 2005