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29 Dwright Jackson
  • Linebacker
  • 6-2, 216
  • 1999-2003, 4L
  • South Bay (Glades Central HS)

CAREER: Played in 25 games and the 2002 Orange Bowl, with three starts, for 358 plays... Missed a majority of spring practice in 2002 with a knee injury...Had 32 tackles and one tackle behind the line in his career...

2003: Saw action in seven games (SJSU, Miami, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, FSU, Iowa) with one start (SJSU) for 86 plays...Suffered a separated shoulder vs. Kentucky and missed the Ole Miss and LSU games...Started the season opener vs. SJSU at WLB...Finished third among linebackers with four tackles at No. 3 Miami...Dressed for the Georgia and Vanderbilt games but did not see action...

2002: Saw action in four games (Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, Vanderbilt), with one start (LSU), for 101 plays...Doubled his career tackles with 18 (nine solo) and ranked fourth among Gator linebackers... Saw first action vs. Ole Miss after fully recovering from off-season surgery, finished with five tackles, including one for a loss...Started vs. LSU and had a career-high seven tackles...Missed the final three games with an ankle injury...

2001: A backup at strongside linebacker along with duties on special teams...Played in five of 11 regular season games (Marshall, UL-Monroe, Kentucky, Miss. St., Georgia), for 78 plays, and also saw action in the 2002 Orange Bowl...Missed several games at mid-season due to ankle injury... Recorded three tackles on the season, including two special teams...

2000: Had six tackles in his first season as a Gator...Backup at linebacker...Was moved to linebacker from the strong safety position in fall drills...Played in nine of 12 games (all but Ball State, Mississippi State and SEC Championship versus Auburn), with one start (Middle Tennessee) and was in on 93 snaps...Six tackles on the season, four solo...In his first collegiate game versus Middle Tennessee State, had four tackles (three solo)...

1999: Did not see any game action and was redshirted... Worked with the scout team at defensive back...

PREP: A standout athlete who garnered All-America recognition...Named to PrepStar's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top dozen linebacker prospects in the SEC region...Named to National Bluechips All- America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top 10 prospects in its weakside linebacker category...First-team All-State in 1998...Registered over 150 tackles with 15 sacks as a DE/LB in leading Glades Central to state 4A championship in '98...Named to academic honor roll...High school coach was Milton Watson...


Career Defensive Stats:
year ut-at tt tbl qbs ff fr pd int
2000 4-2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 3-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 9-9 18 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 3-2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19-13 32 1 0 0 0 0 0

Career Highs:
Total Tackles: 7 (LSU, 2002)
QB Sacks: -
Forced Fumbles: -
Interceptions: -
Big Plays:

PERSONALITY PROFILE

  • Played on both a state champion and state runner-up football team at Glades Central Community High
  • Did not visit any school but Florida during the recruiting process
  • Admires his mother for always "going beyond the call of duty"
  • Hopes to earn a Master's Degree in education
2003 game-by-game

Games played: 7
                                     |---------TACKLES---------| 
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds 
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE ST............   0    0      0    0.0-0   
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   2    2      4    0.0-0   
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   1    0      1    0.0-0   
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0   
 Sep 27, 2003 at Kentucky............   0    0      0    0.0-0   
 Nov 15, 2003 at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0   
 Jan 1, 2004  vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0   
 Totals..............................   3    2      5    0.0-0
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