Edwin Jackson - 2012
LB 5-11 222 Jr.
Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
SOPHOMORE (2012): Displays unbelievable desire to be a great football player and reflects that in his work ethic and determination… Came out of spring drills as the top Mike linebacker… Offers Eagles bonafide contender for starting spot in fall… Played in 12 games, in all but Furman and Central Arkansas contests… Made major contributions as a member of Eagle special teams unit and as reserve linebacker to earn second letter… Leading tackler in Blue-White spring game with 10 total tackles… Secured ball after heads-up play on Eagle fumble on kickoff return deep in Georgia Southern territory in Old Dominion playoff win…Had season-best four total tackles (1u, 3a) at The Citadel… recorded a half tackle for loss, shared with Justice Ejike in that game during critical fourth-quarter drive… had three assisted tackles vs. Samford, teaming up with Rashad Williams to hold Bulldogs’ Fabain Truss for no gain at GSU 11 as Samford settled for a field goal on drive… Returned squib kick for 16 yards at Georgia… Recorded 16 (5u, 11a) total tackles on the year with six total tackles on special teams including solos at Georgia, vs. Elon and at North Dakota State… Earned academic recognition for fall 2012 grade point average of 3.25.
FRESHMAN (2011): Played in 13 games... Posted six solo stops and 10 total tackles... Made a season-high three stops in the playoffs against Old Dominion (12/3).
PREP: Played for head coaches Minnis and Allen at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga... State wrestling championship finalist for the 189 pound class... Lettered three times in football and served as team captain for three years.
PERSONAL: Born Edwin Joseph Jackson on December 19, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga... Brother Adam Jackson played basketball for Albany State.
MAJOR: International Trade.