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8 Chad Jackson
  • Wide Receiver
  • 6-1, 202
  • 2003-05, 3L
  • Hoover, Ala.
  • Hoover HS

Drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots in the 2006 NFL Draft as the 36th overall pick…Played wide receiver for three seasons and was a starter for two…Earned first-team Associated Press All-SEC honors…His 88 receptions in 2005 matched Carlos Alvarez's single-season school record… The 88 receptions also ranked him sixth nationally and first in the SEC…Jackson was the fourth different UF receiver to lead the league in receptions since 2000…Tied for 21st nationally in receiving touchdowns with nine…Averaged a touchdown catch every 9.7 receptions in 2005...Over a three-season span, he made 120 catches for 1,586 yards and 16 touchdowns, including a team-best nine in 2005…

HONORS: Was one of 15 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalists…Was a Pro Football Weekly Honorable Mention All-American team member…First-team Associated Press All-SEC team member and second-team Coaches' All-SEC squad…Named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' Third Team Preseason All-SEC Team…

CAREER: His 120 career receptions ties him for 14th on the all-time UF charts with Chris Collinsworth (1977-80)…Caught a pass in 24 consecutive games to close out his career, the second-longest active streak in the SEC…Had four 100-yard receiving efforts on his resume (105 vs. Kentucky, 2005; 138 vs. Wyoming, 2005; 105 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2005; 103 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2004)… Was the third player in school history to catch two TD pass of 80-or-more yards in his career, joining Jacquez Green and Ricky Nattiel. Jackson's 80-yard TD reception was the longest by an SEC receiver in 2005…

2005: Started 11 games at wide receiver for the Gators and saw action in all 12…Finished his Gator career with seven catches for 76 yards against Iowa…Finished the season with an SEC-leading 88 catches after hauling in seven receptions against Iowa, which matched Carlos Alvarez's single-season school record… The 88 receptions also ranked him sixth nationally and first in the SEC…Jackson was the fourth different UF receiver to lead the league in receptions since 2000…Tied for 21st nationally in receiving touchdowns with nine…Averaged a touchdown catch every 9.7 receptions in 2005…Became the most recent Florida wide receiver to reach the 1,000-yard mark in his career with 105 yards versus Kentucky. Jackson finished his Gator career with 1,586 yards…. With 10 catches against Wyoming, he was the first Gator receiver to reach double digits in receptions since Carlos Perez had 12 versus Georgia on Nov. 2, 2002…Had three receiving TD on opening night after totaling six during the entire 2004 campaign…Was the Gators' reception leader in 10 of 12 games in 2005… Had nine receptions for 97 yards in the win over Florida State and opened the scoring with an eight-yard scoring play from Chris Leak…Had a streak of three-straight games with a touchdown reception (Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State…Went over 100 yards receiving three times in 12 games…Tallied 95 yards on nine catches at South Carolina, with a 31-yard TD reception in the second quarter from Leak…Had eight grabs for 53 yards, including a nine-yard TD catch in the first overtime against Vanderbilt…Also carried the ball twice for 11 yards and scored on a nine-yard reverse versus the Commodores during the third quarter…Returned his first punt of the campaign for 12 yards in the matchup with VU, which was a career high…Had three receptions for 21 yards, including a 21-yard catch on a third down that extended a Gator drive in the 14-10 triumph over Georgia…Had five catches for 29 yards at LSU, with a long reception of 20 yards…Made seven catches for 78 yards against Mississippi State and gained 28 yards on four carries…Led UF with eight catches versus Alabama, good for 50 yards…Carried the ball three times for 13 yards against the Crimson Tide…Totaled 105 yards on nine receptions in the win over Kentucky and had a pair of touchdown catches (11 yards, six yards)…Carried the ball three times for 17 yards in Lexington, including a rush for 16 yards…Caught eight balls for 53 yards, including a 19-yard grab on Florida's first offensive play versus Tennessee…With 105 yards on five receptions against Louisiana Tech, Jackson became the first Florida receiver to have back-to-back 100-yard outings since Taylor Jacobs did it against Tennessee (nine catches, 141 yards) and Kentucky (12 catches, 183 yards) in the 2002 campaign…His 80-yard touchdown reception from Chris Leak in the third quarter was the second-longest of his career behind an 81-yard TD grab at Tennessee in '04…Also carried the ball once against Louisiana Tech and responded with a career-long 16-yard gain…Became the eighth Gator to score four touchdowns in a game when he had three TD receptions and one rushing score in the win over Wyoming…Had a career night versus the Cowboys, setting personal bests in yardage (138), receptions (10) and touchdowns (four)…

2004: Played in all 12 games with three starts (Mississippi State, South Carolina and Miami)…Saw time on the kickoff coverage, kickoff return, punting and punt return teams throughout the season…Third on the team for the most plays by a Gator at wide receiver (583 plays)…Was the second-most prominent special teams member with 164 total plays…Set a school record with his team-best 22.3 yards per catch (min 25 catches)…22.3 yards per catch ranked third nationally for receivers with at least 25 catches…Eight of his 29 catches were for 20-plus yards….Caught 25 of his 29 passes over the last nine games of the season…Five of his six touchdown receptions came in the last seven games of the year…One of only two UF receivers to catch a pass in all 12 games…Was the first UF receiver since 1999 to record two catches of over 60 yards in the same season when he caught a 65-yard pass against Kentucky…First pass for over 60 yards came in the Tennessee game where he caught a career-long 81-yard touchdown pass…Also posted a career high of 81 receiving yards against the Vols…Ranked 10th in the SEC in receiving yards per game (54.0)…Had a career-high two TD catches vs. Mississippi State…Caught a season-high six passes versus Middle Tennessee…Returned a kickoff for a career-best 47 yards in the season opener against Eastern Michigan…Scored the first of Florida's two touchdowns in the victory over Florida State…Totaled 135 yards on his seven kickoff returns…Surpassed all of his 2003 receiving totals by the third game of the campaign…Made first career start at Mississippi State…

2003: A true freshman who saw time on special teams in all 13 games, also lining up at receiver in four games (SJSU, Miami, FAMU and Arkansas) for 144 total plays…Was the only true freshman receiver to score a touchdown, and only one of eight UF receivers in school history to score a TD as a true freshman…Returned two kicks for 47 yards, including a 28-yard return in the Iowa game…Also had four tackles on special teams…In his first career game, Jackson caught two passes for 38 yards, including a career-long 29-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter vs. SJSU…His 29-yard TD reception was the first touchdown by a freshman receiver since Dec. 2, 2000, when Jabar Gaffney had a TD reception vs. Auburn in the SEC Championship game…Also had a reception vs. FAMU…Was one of seven true freshmen to play in every game…

PREP: Selected to the Parade All-America Team…A SuperPrep All-America who was considered the No. 1 WR in Alabama and among the top five receivers in the south… Listed as Alabama's No. 1 prospect and the No. 2 receiver in the nation by Rivals…Named Second-Team All-America by TheInsiders.com…Named the Alabama Back of the Year (6A)…Named to the Alabama Super All-State Team…Two-time First-Team All-State (6A)…Named No. 1 senior by Birmingham News…Finished second for Alabama's Mr. Football Award as a senior…A three-year starter and a team captain as a senior…Won state championships (6A) as a sophomore and a senior and led his team to the state championship game as a junior…Finished with a combined mark of 42-3 over his final three seasons, including a 13-1 senior campaign …Chosen as the team MVP as a senior, when he caught 68 passes for 1,187 yards and scored 14 touchdowns…Caught and threw for a TD pass, along with 145 yards receiving, in his senior championship game…Had 70 catches for 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior…Scored 52 touchdowns overall…Also saw time at free safety…Finished third in the state track meet in the 300m event…Played basketball for three years before concentrating on football as a senior…Chose Florida over Georgia, Auburn and Alabama…High school football coach was Rush Propst…

MAJOR: Anthropology.


CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 3 38 12.7 1 29
2004 29 648 22.3 6 81
2005 88 900 10.2 9 80
Totals: 120 1586 13.2 16 81
CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2004 1 1 1.0 0 1
2005 15 87 5.8 2 16
Totals: 16 88 5.5 2 16
CAREER KICK RETURN STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 2 47 23.5 0 28
2004 7 135 19.3 0 47
2005 1 6 6.0 0 6
Totals: 10 188 18.8 0 47
CAREER PUNT RETURN STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2004 5 17 3.4 0 6
2005 4 18 4.5 0 12
Totals: 9 35 3.8 0 12

JACKSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Total Touchdowns: 4 (Wyoming, 2005)
Receptions: 10 (Wyoming, 2005)
Receiving Yards: 138 (Wyoming, 2005)
Receiving TDs: 3 (Wyoming, 2005)
Longest Reception: 81 (Tennessee, 2004)
Rushing Attempts: 4 (Mississippi State, 2005)
Rushing Yards: 28 (Mississippi State, 2005)
Rushing TDs: 1 (Wyoming, 2005)
Longest Rush: 16 (three times, last vs. Mississippi State, 2005)

2005



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--| |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  1    5  1   5   10  138  3  26  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   143

 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  1   16  0  16    5  105  1  80  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   121

 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    8   53  0  19  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    53

 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  3   16  0  16    9  105  2  36  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   121

 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  3   13  0  12    8   50  0  15  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    63

 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  4   28  0  16    7   78  0  18  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   106

 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    5   29  0  20  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    29

 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  1   -2  0   0    3   21  0  21  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    19

 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  2   11  1   9    8   53  1  11  0    0  0   0   1   12  0  12    76

 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    9   95  1  31  0    0  0   0   1    2  0   2    97

 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    9   97  1  29  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    97

 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  1    2  0   2    7   76  0  22  1    6  0   6   2    4  0   4    88

 Totals.............................. 16   89  2  16   88  900  9  80  1    6  0   6   4   18  0  12  1013



 Games played: 12

 Avg per rush: 5.6

 Avg per catch: 10.2

 Kick ret avg: 6.0

 Punt ret avg: 4.5

 All purpose avg/game: 84.4

 Total offense avg/gm: 7.4

                                     

 Date         Opponent               Pts

 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................ 24

 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  6

 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0

 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............ 12

 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0

 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0

 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0

 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0

 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT............. 12

 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  6

 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  6

 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0

 Totals.............................. 66



2004



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    1   39  0  39   1   47  0  47   0    0  0   0    86

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    1   81  1  81   1    9  0   9   0    0  0   0    90

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    2   67  0  65   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    67

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............  0    0  0   0    4   57  0  39   1   10  0  10   0    0  0   0    67

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    1   13  0  13   1   27  0  27   0    0  0   0    40

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....  1    1  0   1    6  103  1  33   2   30  0  17   2   11  0   6   145

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  0    0  0   0    3   65  2  46   0    0  0   0   3    6  0   4    71

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............  0    0  0   0    1   18  0  18   1   12  0  12   0    0  0   0    30

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    2   17  0  12   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    17

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    3   90  1  56   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    90

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    3   65  1  38   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    65

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    2   33  0  18   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    33

 Totals..............................  1    1  0   1   29  648  6  81   7  135  0  47   5   17  0   6   801



 Games played: 12

 Avg per rush: 1.0

 Avg per catch: 22.3

 Kick ret avg: 19.3

 Punt ret avg: 3.4

 All purpose avg/game: 66.8

 Total offense avg/gm: 0.1

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| 

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds  Pts

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   1    0      1    0.0-0      0

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0      6

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   0    0      0    0.0-0      6

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   0    0      0    0.0-0     12

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0      6

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   1    0      1    0.0-0      6

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Totals..............................   2    0      2    0.0-0     36



2003



                                      |--RECEIVING--|  |--KICK RET--|    All

 Date         Opponent                No.  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg   Purp

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........  2   38  1  29   0    0  0   0     38

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............  1    0  0   0   1   19  0  19     19

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0      0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0   1   28  0  28     28

 Totals..............................  3   38  1  29   2   47  0  28     85



 Games played: 10

 Avg per catch: 12.7

 Kick ret avg: 23.5

 All purpose avg/game: 8.5

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| 

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds  Pts

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   0    0      0    0.0-0      6

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   1    0      1    0.0-0      0

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   2    0      2    0.0-0      0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   1    0      1    0.0-0      0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0      0

 Totals..............................   4    0      4    0.0-0      6

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