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Anthony Jackson
Player Profile:
Anthony Jackson 1872055
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverdale, Md.
High School: Suitland
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year player at Delaware as a senior outside linebacker • projected as a third-year starter • will be key part of defense as an outside linebacker (Bandit) in the new 3-4 alignment • one of three returnining starter at linebacker along with All-Colonial Athletic Association selections Charles Bell and Troy Reeder • has All-CAA potential • will also assist on special teams • has played in 33 career games with 22 starts and recorded 122 tackles (74 solo), one fumble recovery, three forced fumbles, three interceptions, and four pass breakups • enters 2017 season have started 22 straight games • intercepted a pass and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Key member of the Delaware defense as an outside linebacker • started all 11 games and ranked fourth on the squad with 41 tackles (27 solo) • ranked No. 2 on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss (23 yards) and tied for team lead with two interceptions • had at least one tackle in all 11 games with season-high seven vs. Towson and six vs. Richmond • intercepted two passes and had two tackles to earn Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Delaware State in season opener • had two tackles for loss vs. Lafayette • part of defense that ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • had three tackles - one for loss - in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Took over starting outside linebacker spot and proved to be a valuable defender for one of the top defensive units in the CAA • ranked second on the team in tackles behind Bell with 53 stops (30 solo) • also had 2.5 tackles for losses of 17 yards, one interception, one pass breakup, and a team-high three forced fumbles • ranked No. 3 in the CAA and 24th in NCAA FCS in forced fumbles • recorded season-high 10 tackles at Towson (two for loss), added eight vs. Rhode Island, and had six each vs. Lafayette, North Carolina, and Elon • forced fumbles vs. North Carolina, James Madison, and Elon and returned his first career interception 17 yards in the season finale win over Elon • led a unit that ranked No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • collected four tackles in Blue-White game.

One of nine true freshmen to see action on defense for the Blue Hens and one of three linebackers • had a solid debut as he played in 11 games as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player • did not see action vs. Rhode Island due to an injury • recorded 28 tackles, including 17 solo stops, and had one tackle for loss • closed the season with a career-high six tackles vs. Villanova and also added five against William & Mary and three against four other teams • made collegiate debut vs. Pitt and posted three tackles • shared a tackle for loss vs. Colgate • one of Delaware's first commitments in the 2014 recruiting class.

Two-year starter on both sides of the ball at Suitland High School • played both linebacker and tight end for head coach Ed Shields • team captain • earned first team All-State honors in 2013 as a linebacker • also named to All-Metro team • two-time first team All-Prince George's County selection and two-time All-Gazette selection at linebacker • selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 Game • led team to two-year record of 23-3 • team went 10-2 his junior year in 2012 and 13-1 in 2013 when the squad won the county title, captured the regional championship, and advanced to the state finals • collected 260 tackles over two seasons, including an incredible 171 in 2013 • added six interceptions, seven sacks, and four forced fumbles for his career at Suitland.

Anthony Jamal Jackson • born March 14, 1996 • son of Mikesia Jay • sociology major at Delaware • career objective is to become a social worker • hobbies include playing basketball and chess • worked at Dairy Queen in Newark during the summer.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 11/11 41 (27) 0-0/7.5-23 0/0 2/3
2015 11/11 53 (30) 2-5.10 / 0-0 1/3 1/1
2014 11/0 28 (17)
0-0 / 1-1 0/0 0/0
TOTALS 33/22 122 (74)
2.5-10 / 8.5-24


: 10 vs. Towson, 2015; 8 vs. Rhode Island, 2015


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