Quickly: Will play as a top backup at strong safety.. Has gained considerable experience and has started games in each of the last two years.
2002 (Jr.): Played as USU's nickel back and started four games (Boise State, BYU, Louisiana-Monroe and Middle Tennessee)... Had 33 tackles to rank eighth on the team... Had six tackles against Iowa, BYU and Louisiana-Monroe... Had two tackles for loss on the season, including a sack against BYU... Had an interception against Idaho State.
2001 (So.): Started four of the last six games... Made 32 tackles to rank eighth on the team... Broke up two passes and recovered a fumble... Had a season-high six tackles against Central Florida... Made five stops against Weber State and four against BYU... Had at least three tackles in each of the last seven games of the year... Was a co-winner of the team's most improved player award along with Eric Gwilliam.
2000 (Fr.): Lettered after joining the team for fall drills... Saw time at strong safety and on special team units... Recorded five tackles.
High School: Was a two-time all-state selection and was selected to play in the Utah all-state game... Led his team in rushing and tackles for two years... Rushed for more than 100 yards four times and had 15-plus tackles 11 times... Was a team captain... Also played basketball and track for three years each... Served as team captain in both sports as well... Was named his school's top athlete... Was an all-area basketball selection as well as the team's defensive player of the year.
Personal: Born March 1, 1979 in Bountiful, Utah... Son of Clyde and Judy Jackson... Father played football at USU... Has two brothers and two sisters... Graduated in international business with a minor in Chinese and is currently enrolled in the MBA program... Wife's name is Jamie and the couple has one son, Kyson... Main hobby is water skiing.
Year G/GS UT AT Total Sacks INT 2000 6/0 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 2001 9/4 18 14 32 0-0 0-0 2002 11/3 18 15 33 1-9 1-0 Totals 26/7 37 33 70 1-9 1-0