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Untitled Document Darrell Jackson
Wide Receiver 6-0, 201
1997-99, 3L
Tampa (Tampa Catholic HS)

A three-time letterwinner who decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft...Played in 32 regular season games with 12 starts for 1,077 plays...Also played in 1998 Citrus Bowl and started both 1999 Orange Bowl and 2000 Citrus Bowl...97 career receptions for 1,501 yards (15.5 avg.) and 14 TDs...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 1998 and 1999...1999 - Played in all 12 games with 11 starts (all but SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama) for 676 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Third-Team All-America selection by Football News...One of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award...Semifinalist for Football News' National Offensive Player of the Year Award...First-Team All-SEC...Named UF's Outstanding Wide Receiver...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...67 catches for 1,156 yards (17.3 avg.) and nine TDs, along with eight punt returns for 69 yards (8.6 avg.)...First on team in receptions (67), receiving yards (1,156), yards per game (96.3) and touchdowns (9)...67 catches ranked as fifth-best seasonal total in UF history and 1,156 yards ranked fourth-best...Had at least one TD catch in seven of 12 games (all but LSU, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida State and SEC Championship)...Registered 100-plus receiving yards in seven of 12 games (all but Western Michigan, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and SEC Championship), the third best total in school history...96.3 receiving yards per game ranked second in the SEC and 18th in the nation...Third in SEC and 31st nationally with 5.6 receptions per game average...Tied for second in SEC with nine touchdown catches...Tied Florida's all-time record with six straight 100-yard receiving games (Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia) and owns school record for consecutive 100-yard games vs. SEC opponents with six...49 of 67 catches went for first downs...Caught five passes for 28 yards and a seven-yard touchdown in season opening start vs. Western Michigan...Led squad in receiving vs. UCF with a career-high 95 yards against UCF on four receptions with one TD...Led all UF receivers and set career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (161), also scoring a touchdown (11-yard pass from Doug Johnson) vs. Tennessee...Led all UF receivers in receptions (6) and yards (103) (17.2 avg.) and added a touchdown reception (49-yard pass from Doug Johnson) vs. Kentucky...Led all UF receivers in receptions (6), yards (127), and touchdowns (3) vs. Alabama and also had three punt returns for 15 yards (5.0 avg.)...Set career-high in touchdowns scored with three (career long 73 yards, eight yards, and 14 yards from Doug Johnson) vs. Alabama...Led all UF receivers in receiving yards with 111 on four receptions, including a 73-yarder from Doug Johnson vs. LSU, which tied a career long...Led all UF receivers in receptions (8) and receiving yards (127), and caught a touchdown pass (32-yarder from Doug Johnson) vs. Auburn...Led all UF receivers in receptions (6) and receiving yards (141) vs. Georgia...Led all UF receivers in receptions (4) and receiving yards (45), and caught a touchdown pass (28-yarder from Jesse Palmer) vs. South Carolina...Led all UF receivers in receptions (7) and receiving yards (104) vs. Florida State...Three receptions for 49 yards in SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama...Five catches for 61 yards vs. Michigan State in the Citrus Bowl...1998 - Played in all 11 regular season games with one start (LSU) for 319 plays... Also started Orange Bowl... 26 catches for 292 yards (11.2 avg.) and four TDs... 26 catches and four TD catches both ranked fourth on team... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... One reception for 32 yards and a touchdown vs. The Citadel... Four catches for 47 yards vs. Northeast Louisiana... One catch for a 12-yard touchdown vs. Kentucky... Made first career start vs. LSU and caught four passes for 23 yards... Had 25-yard touchdown catch vs. Georgia... Four catches for 35 yards and a touchdown (11 yards) vs. Vanderbilt...1997 - Saw action in nine of 11 games (all but Tennessee and Florida State) for 82 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Four catches for 53 yards and one TD on the year... A backup at wide receiver who was one of two true freshmen to play at wide receiver... Caught first career TD pass vs. Arkansas (16 yards)...Prep - Considered one of the nation's elite prep receivers in 1996... A SuperPrep All-America selection who was ranked among the nation's top 12 receivers by that publication... The National Recruiting Advisor ranked him among the nation's top three wideouts... Prep Star All-America honors and was ranked among the top three wide receivers in the SEC region by that publication ...Second-team All-America honors from USA Today... A two-time first-team All-State selection...Caught 191 career passes for 4,594 yards and 50 touchdowns in his prep career... Ranks first all-time in career receiving yards and also set a national record for all-time receiving yards per catch (24.05 avg.)... Over his final two prep seasons he caught 156 passes for 3,913 yards and 46 TDs...As a junior in 1995, set national record for receiving yards per game with 160.5 yards per game...For the year, caught 89 passes for 2,087 yards and 28 touchdowns... In 1996 had 67 catches for 1,826 yards (27.3 avg.) with 18 TDs... Yards per catch average of 27.3 last season set a national record... Named a McDonald's honorable mention in basketball... Had a 3.64 GPA his senior year...High school coach was Bob Henriguez... Also visited LSU, Miami and Penn State...Personal - Born Darrell Lamont Jackson on December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio...Parents - Joe and Zadie Jackson...Enjoys watching movies and fishing in his spare time... Has volunteered at the Tampa AIDS Network, as well as with local Boys and Girls Clubs... Is one of eight children..Favorite book is "The Color Purple"...Major - Business Administration.

Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long
1997 4 53 13.3 1 18
1998 26 292 11.2 4 32
1999 67 1,156 17.3 9 73
Total 97 1,501 15.5 14 73


Pass Receptions: 10 vs. Tennessee (9/18/99)
Receiving Yards: 161 vs. Tennessee (9/18/99)
Longest Reception: 73, vs. Alabama (10/2/99) and vs. LSU (10/9/99)
Touchdowns Receiving: 3 vs. Alabama (10/2/99)
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