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#21 Charles Jackson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
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 returns to the practice field this spring after missing the entire 2014 season because of injury. Jackson suffered a knee injury early in fall camp and underwent subsequent surgery that sidelined him for the season. Jackson was able to resume full participation during winter conditioning.

The 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has shown his versatility in the secondary during his NU career and could compete for time at either safety or cornerback. Jackson has made his biggest impact in his career with high-energy play on play on the Huskers’ special teams.

Jackson earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

2014 (Redshirt)
Jackson suffered a knee injury in fall camp, and sat out the season as a redshirt.  

2013 (Sophomore)
Jackson played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, while also providing depth at safety. He finished with seven total tackles, and ranked 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 freshman 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 (Collins HS)
One of the top secondary prospects in the state of Texas in the class of 2011, 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 total tackles, including 50 solo stops in his senior season. The aggressive corner also had three interceptions and five pass breakups. Jackson 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 was one of several 2011 Husker signees to participate in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. Jackson was regarded as the second-best cornerback prospect in the country by Scout.com, while Rivals ranked him among the top 10 corners in the country, and the No. 100 overall player in the nation. Jackson received dozens of offers, and also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma before choosing Nebraska.

Personal
Charles was born on Aug. 16, 1992, and is the son of Rick and Yolanda Parker. Jackson is majoring in criminology and criminal justice and he was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2013. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He volunteered with Make-A-Wish, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 and Husker Hotline, along with hospital, school and community rec center outreach events.

 Jackson's Career Statistics

 

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Tackles

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT  

Hry.

2012 13/0 6
5
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
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)