60   Ed Jackson
Ed Jackson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Belleville, IL

High School:
Cahokia

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 314

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L


2010: Appeared in 12 games and started three at left guard. Started the Buffalo (10-16), Central Michigan (10-23) and Western Michigan (10-30) games. The Buffalo game marked his first career starting assignment. Served as a back-up in remainder of contests and saw some action on line as well as on PAT/Field Goal unit. Helped NIU lead the MAC in rushing and total offense with averages of 260.4 and 450 yards per game, respectively. The Huskie offensive line collectively allowed the fewest sacks in the league, with just 13 sacks surrendered in 14 games.

2009: Appeared in 10 games, taking a handful of snaps on defensive line and playing on the NIU field goal/PAT unit. Member of the Huskie offense that ranked tied for seventh in the nation in red zone efficiency, scoring on 44-of-47 trips inside its opponents' 20-yard line with 27 touchdowns and 17 field goals. NIU offense led the MAC and ranked 19th nationally in rushing offense with 195.15 rushing yards per game, including a season-best 418 versus Eastern Michigan (11-5). Huskies allowed only 15 sacks on the year, the fewest in the league.

2008: Saw time against Toledo (10-18) as a back-up defensive lineman. Moved to the offensive line in the spring.

2007: Appeared in 11 games and started at defensive tackle at Idaho (9-22) and at Wisconsin (10-22). Credited with seven stops on the year, including two solo. Made his collegiate debut as a member of the field goal block unit in the season-opener against Iowa (9-1). Made two tackles and was credited with a quarterback hurry in the Idaho game. Recorded one tackle at Wisconsin. Totaled a career-high three tackles, one solo, vs. Western Michigan (10-13).

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Team captain, first team South Seven Conference, first team Belleville News-Democrat All-Area, and first team St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro as a senior. Recorded 117 overall tackles, 13 QB sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense, and added six receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns on offense for Class 5A playoff semifinalist during his senior season. Selected for Down Under Bowl all-star game after his senior campaign. Earned first team All-South Seven Conference honors at tight end and defensive end after totaling 31 tackles and 11 sacks for playoff qualifier as a junior. Played nine different positions during his prep career. Three-time football letterwinner and also lettered in basketball and track. Averaged 10 points per game during final basketball season. Shot putter on the track team. Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1987 in Centreville, Ill. Sociology major. Son of Dorothy Johnson. Hobbies include reading and fishing. Chad Johnson fan.

JACKSON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. Sk.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU
2007 12/0 2 5 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 10/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Career 23/0 2 5 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

JACKSON'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 3, Western Michigan, 10-13-2007