Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
Damian Jackson will head into the 2018 season looking to provide depth at defensive end. Jackson also practiced at long snapper in the spring and could contend for playing time on special teams. Jackson joined the Huskers as a walk-on for the 2017 season, earning a spot on the roster through a winter walk-on tryout.
The 6-2, 270-pound Jackson did not participate in football in high school, and spent four years serving with the Navy SEALs after graduation.
Jackson sat out his first season as a redshirt.
Jackson served as a member of the Navy SEALs for four years after graduating from Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2010. He was not a member of the football team in high school, but did participate in baseball and soccer. He hit .316 as a senior on the baseball team at Shadow Ridge.
Damian is the son of Bridgette Saenz, and he was born on July 22, 1992. Jackson is majoring in computer science and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jackson volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.